Ronnie James Dio's exit led to a huge shift in Rainbow's musical focus.
Guitar gods Tom Scholz and Ritchie Blackmore battle for this 100 percent fan-voted honor.
We countdown our favorite songs by Ritchie Blackmore's first post-Deep Purple band.
Hear the original versions of the Dio, Rainbow and Black Sabbath songs being covered on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life.'
Metallica have unveiled their contribution to the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life' -- and it's a stunning, nine-minute long medley featuring four songs from the singer's time in Rainbow.
Although his career has now spanned five, going on six, remarkably successful decades, one could make a strong case that guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore was never more inspired, influential or powerful than the period leading up to the release of the third studio set from his band, Rainbow, 'Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,' on April 9, 1978.
When it comes to pioneering jam metal bands, few artists can compete with Rainbow and their legendary penchant for stretching out straightforward rock songs into exercises in instrumental abandon.
The 35th anniversary reissue of 'Live in Germany 1976' -- an unsung companion piece to the band's better known 1977 double concert album 'On Stage' -- showcases guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Ronnie James Dio, keyboard player T