Former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner says he's hopeful he can coax guitarist Ritchie Blackmore into a reunion this year — even though previous attempts to get the band back together have been unsuccessful.
The lead singer tends to get the lion's share of the spotlight in rock 'n' roll, but the gig does have its drawbacks, including the question of what to do with yourself onstage while your bandmates are soloing.
Before David Coverdale decided to make Whitesnake's new album a tribute to his years as the singer for Deep Purple, he contemplated a full-fledged reunion with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.
'Graz 1975' captures the Mark III Deep Purple lineup in one of its very last performances. However, this is hardly the sound of a band in its final hours.
It seems that guitarist Ritchie Blackmore didn't break up with just Deep Purple two decades ago.
Ian Gillan would rather turn down induction than be forced to be on the same stage as Ritchie Blackmore again.