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  • #16
    Originally posted by Franklin View Post
    Has Ritchie Blackmore done anything in the last 27 years worthy of my notice? Just curious.
    Aside from banging this woman?



    Not much.

    Last edited by Chris B; 09-30-2010, 07:50 PM.
    May 16, 2010. RIP, RJD.

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    • #17
      He's certainly demonstrated more artistic courage by forging off into a new genre than a bevy of our heroes rolled together in one. And, like it or not, it makes money. Additionally, he puts out a hell of a lot more new material than most of his peers who are content to tour oldies sets.

      Inferior to his earlier work or not, he has bravery that too many 60-somethings banging out virtually nothing but tunes they wrote 40 or more years ago lack in spades.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Chris B View Post
        Aside from banging this woman?



        Not much.

        I was going to reply,"lucky bastard", till I noticed that she`d ripped his dick off. "AAARRGGH"!

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        • #19
          Well the link in the first post is blocked because of copyright laws. But I have seen a few you tube videos that he did say nice thing about Ronnie. Now as to rip his dick off he has a new daughter with that woman who is now Mrs. Blackmore. They have a new cd out in October with a tour. So yes I do have several of the Blackmore's Night cd and many of the songs are pretty good and some great. No it isnt the purple or rainbow stuff but as posted beforew he is making new music and in Europe he is a top touring act, so if this isnt your cup of tea I say ok that is fine but at least he is doing stuff after 60.

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          • #20
            I didn't know The Blackmore's had a child, just googled some pics lovely, good for them, now if some of the distastful adolesent comments cease, more the better.
            "Music is so sacred to me that I canít hear wishy-washy nonsense just played for the sake of selling records."
            R. Blackmore

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            • #21
              Yeah Ritchie posted a brief R.I.P. message about RJD on his website, but other than that I haven't heard much from him about Ronnie. I don't think they stayed in touch after Rainbow (ever see the RJD tour bus video? He didn't have very nice things to say about Ritchie.) Blackers is notoriously difficult to work with and quite aloof in his personal life. I read an interview with him once where the reporter actually asked why he went through so many different band mates and squabbled with many of them? Ritchie basically replied that he gets sick of the same people usally after 6 months or so of knowing them and moves on to the next whim/project..

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              • #22
                I remember reading an interview with Dio ages ago - probably in the early 2000's - when he said (and I'm only paraphrasing from a vague memory) that Blackmore was the best guitarist he'd ever worked with but he enjoyed being in Black Sabbath more. ^^ Cyberbeast, is that the interview where Ronnie goes through the Rainbow/Sabbath/Dio discogs one record at a time, and recounts his memories and opinion of each album?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by RobotOfDecay View Post
                  I remember reading an interview with Dio ages ago - probably in the early 2000's - when he said (and I'm only paraphrasing from a vague memory) that Blackmore was the best guitarist he'd ever worked with but he enjoyed being in Black Sabbath more. ^^ Cyberbeast, is that the interview where Ronnie goes through the Rainbow/Sabbath/Dio discogs one record at a time, and recounts his memories and opinion of each album?
                  Yes, I think it was called the "Brutally Honest" tour bus video. Here is a link to part 1. Very candid:

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_5wsTzQXzM

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Cyberbeast View Post
                    Yes, I think it was called the "Brutally Honest" tour bus video. Here is a link to part 1. Very candid:

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_5wsTzQXzM
                    We have to remember that Ronnie was in his period of "music should be raw and heavy" when this interview was made. Therefore he speaks ill of the incredible instrumental work on Rainbow Rising. Actually that is the only thing I can find slightly irritating about Ronnie. As a singer it seemed like he forgot about how important the instrumental parts (not only the solos, but intro's, bridges, intermissions, outros etc) are to a song. Mainly during and after Dehumanizer he seemed to want a more direct approach to his music, that can also be seen in the lyrics. If you ask me this was the work of critics as well as the influence of one Mr. Geezer Butler...

                    Anyway, I do enjoy some of Blackmore's Nights covers of old RJD Rainbow stuff, apart from "Rainbow Eyes" which they in my opinion completely ruined. None of them were done as a tribute though, maybe it is due on the next album? I hope they will come to Stockholm someday, I really want to see Ritchie live (or should I say hear Ritchie and see Candice? )
                    "I am the crazy man who lives inside your head, but I think I'm breaking through the wall... You are the innocent convicted of the crime, no one was ever there to catch you when you fall" (1992)
                    -Ronnie James Dio, Rest in Peace

                    "In the summer days we flew to the sun, on melting wings, but the seasons changed to fast, leave us all behind... Blind..." (1969)
                    - Jon Lord, Rest in Peace

                    My first album!!!:
                    http://open.spotify.com/album/60jv1AdlWvi1KlcR8JhG4b

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                    • #25
                      First off, I am a great fan of Blackmore's Night. I listened to Under A Violet Moon yesterday. Ritchie's playing is as good as it ever was, just different, and Candice is a fine singer, as well as being quite a looker.

                      I don't think Blackmore and RJD had much of a relationship in the years preceding Dio's death, though until Cozy Powell died I'd heard rumours that the "Long Live Rock 'N Roll" lineup (Dio/Blackmore/Powell/Daisley/Stone) was considering some sort of project (if they could find David Stone, he seems to have fallen off the edge of the world). I rarely read any interviews with Blackmore even mentioning Dio, or Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, Ian Gillan or Glenn Hughes for that matter. His "go-to guy" has seemed to be Joe Lynn Turner.

                      All I ever heard from RJD was a statement in around '84 that stated he and Blackmore "parted as friends and still are"...but the same interview also said RJD "would never again be a friend to Tony Iommi or Terry Butler." When he did the Hear 'n Aid project apparently he asked both Blackmore and Iommi to add guitar work but both refused, which angered Dio no end. He said "at least Tony did Live Aid," but he was quite venomous toward Blackmore, or Purple actually, saying it was "the Deep Purple money machine in action."

                      I don't know if they ever got past that.

                      I revere Blackmore as a guitarist almost as much as I do Iommi, but I understand that a lot of people don't like him. I went to college with a guy who worked at Tower Records in L.A. in the '70s. He said Blackmore would very occasionally come in but that "the guy was an asshole."
                      He is not here. He has risen!

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                      • #26
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