With a colourful sleeve and a confident rock sound, the debut album by Ritchie Blackmore's new band made its mark.
The fourth studio set for Ritchie Blackmore’s band featured new lead singer Graham Bonnet replacing Ronnie James Dio.
Containing the belting ‘Since You Been Gone’, Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ album was a muscular, radio-friendly classic from the Ritchie Blackmore-led band.
‘The Last In Line’ remains one of the great metal albums of the 80s, proving that Dio were capable of muscle, flash, and a subtler, more reflective side.
Augmented with memorabilia from the time, the book also plots the celebrated guitarist's career in photos, through Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night.
Of the new hologram, Dio's widow Wendy says: “I'm much happier with the new one. It's a million times better."
Extensive line-up changes couldn't stand in the way of a fast-emerging rock force.
With the 'Jailbreak' album already climbing the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, Lizzy's ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ single entered the Hot 100 on 15 May 1976.
The powerhouse rock outfit's new set was bolstered by the rock radio hit 'Stone Cold.'
In the spring of 1978, Ritchie Blackmore's band scored their highest-debuting UK album to date.
uDiscover presents a career-length playlist honouring the work of one of the world's greatest guitarists.
Ronnie James Dio rides again with the announcement of the ‘Dio Returns’ hologram tour that pairs the late metal legend with his old Dio bandmates.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
There are so many heavy metal subgenres that identifying what kind of metalhead you are is an increasingly complex challenge. Let us help you decide.
Hit singles were less of a consideration for Ritchie Blackmore's band, but the song became the rock radio flagship for their seventh album 'Bent Out Of Shape.'