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how many people are on this board? a few hundred in total?
a small group of people in other [sign in to see URL] "this is sh**e" was the unanimous verdict from the audience, BN would have ceased to exist many years ago.

However; BN have sustained a 20 year career. Of course it has alot / mostly I would say, to do with Blackmore's 68-97 years. Still, enough people have kept coming back for it to keep the band going. At least up until now. There's no denying that the last run of albums have been subpar compared to the first few ones. The last album I really spent time with was Ghost of a Rose....

Candice is no great singer. Perhaps not even good. Although; she has continued to improve, and she has somewhat of a stage presence. A very light kind of Stevie Nicks vibe imo...(albeit in funny costumes : )
Ritchie knows this. Maybe love conquers all, but after x-amount of years, I'm sure he was itching to work with a really good singer again. Enter Ronnie Romero. (say what you will, the man has some pipes!)

Of course the new Rainbow is all about money. (I'm guessing 4 arena gigs brings in the same amount as a couple of months of BN in small, not sold out, theatres)
If anything happens with Purple, it's even more about the money than in the case of Rainbow. I'm sure that RB at some level is suprised about how well the ticket sales for Rainbow is this time around. (when was the last time they did numbers like that?!) You don't have to be a genius or a brilliant business man to figure out that a Deep Purple feat. Blackmore would generate easily as much, or even more likely, much more revenue. In other words; a handsome payday now that their collective careers are coming to an end...

I still think Gillan won't do it. And as much as I would like to see Blackmore with Purple once more, I still think the right thing is to NOT invite him back. For various reasons. Mostly though, cause his chops are nowhere near what they should/need to be to really do many of the songs justice.

And merry christmas emoticon
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BN largely lost the plot after the fires At Midnight and it went steadily downhill from there.
Candice has never been a good singer, never been a "talent", I would concede that she has improved over the years, but her stage patter is as crap as ever it's been. First time round the sh1te she spouted was amusing, but 15 years on it's not changed. Luckily these days they have LED lighting which doesn't generate much heat, if they still used PAR 56's she'd have melted, she's so plastic and fake. I digress. Basically You can polish a turd but its always a turd.

You are correct now about Ritchie, he really can't totally hack now and probably couldn't do real justice to the Deep Purple material anymore. He once criticised Deep Purple for "going round the world ruining their past reputation, using Coverdale, Heroin Hughes and poor old Tommy "where my next fix" Bolin". He was right they were just a drug infested rabble. SO now he's doing exactly the same with Rainbow, though I doubt they are drug infested!!

Hopefully a few more pay days and then retirement for Mr Blackmore, which means retirement for Candice and her wailings!

Once more..... Merry Xmas Y'all
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I see no reason why DP should turn down an offer from RB to play a few shows. He cold come on at the encore part of the show an do something along the lines of playing "Lazy" with Steve onstage where they both get solo spots. Maybe an acoustic version of CIT (I think it would work), once again with Steve, and the maybe Smoke without Steve.



Agree 100%!! DP needs to stop kidding themselves - let RB guest at a couple of shows. Stop the bullshite already
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There's so much bad blood among people on this forum when it gets to Candice Night. Come on guys, she is not to blame for Ritchie quitting Purple and rock music. It was his own decision.

I'm not a die-hard fan of BsN, but I enjoy many songs they have recorded over past 20 years. I have also a lot of respect for Ritchie for having guts to jump over the (rock) fence and start a new career at 50. Not many musicians would be able to pull it off. Ritchie managed to find a following for his new musical output and managed to sustain a considerably successfull career (he puts out new studio LP every 2 or 3 years, he's still touring, he's active in terms of writing music - you don't have to like it, but the fact is that he still has enthusiasm for making music).

Like it or not, Candice Night has been part of this success right from the beginning. She doesn't have to be a brilliant singer. She fits the music, she writes lyrics, she took over the role of a frontman on stage, and it is probably her that manages to keep the band together, creating a family atmosphere within the band. Now, why would Ritchie not be happy about it? And if he is happy, we're happy, because he's making music. Otherwise he could become another Jimmy Page, doing not much, fantasizing about his past glories. I'd rather choose the Ritchie way.

Godspeed and all the best for Christmas!
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There's so much bad blood among people on this forum when it gets to Candice Night. Come on guys, she is not to blame for Ritchie quitting Purple and rock music. It was his own decision.

I'm not a die-hard fan of BsN, but I enjoy many songs they have recorded over past 20 years. I have also a lot of respect for Ritchie for having guts to jump over the (rock) fence and start a new career at 50. Not many musicians would be able to pull it off. Ritchie managed to find a following for his new musical output and managed to sustain a considerably successfull career (he puts out new studio LP every 2 or 3 years, he's still touring, he's active in terms of writing music - you don't have to like it, but the fact is that he still has enthusiasm for making music).

Like it or not, Candice Night has been part of this success right from the beginning. She doesn't have to be a brilliant singer. She fits the music, she writes lyrics, she took over the role of a frontman on stage, and it is probably her that manages to keep the band together, creating a family atmosphere within the band. Now, why would Ritchie not be happy about it? And if he is happy, we're happy, because he's making music. Otherwise he could become another Jimmy Page, doing not much, fantasizing about his past glories. I'd rather choose the Ritchie way.

Godspeed and all the best for Christmas!



Well said.

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Wise words from SneakyPrivateLee

Best wishes for the coming festive season and happy new yearemoticon

Cheers
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There's so much bad blood among people on this forum when it gets to Candice Night. Come on guys, she is not to blame for Ritchie quitting Purple and rock music. It was his own decision.

I'm not a die-hard fan of BsN, but I enjoy many songs they have recorded over past 20 years. I have also a lot of respect for Ritchie for having guts to jump over the (rock) fence and start a new career at 50. Not many musicians would be able to pull it off. Ritchie managed to find a following for his new musical output and managed to sustain a considerably successfull career (he puts out new studio LP every 2 or 3 years, he's still touring, he's active in terms of writing music - you don't have to like it, but the fact is that he still has enthusiasm for making music).

Like it or not, Candice Night has been part of this success right from the beginning. She doesn't have to be a brilliant singer. She fits the music, she writes lyrics, she took over the role of a frontman on stage, and it is probably her that manages to keep the band together, creating a family atmosphere within the band. Now, why would Ritchie not be happy about it? And if he is happy, we're happy, because he's making music. Otherwise he could become another Jimmy Page, doing not much, fantasizing about his past glories. I'd rather choose the Ritchie way.

Godspeed and all the best for Christmas!




well said SPL, unfortunately folk project their own mindset on various situations. we may not agree but we have to allow them to, providing not abusive.

and merry xmas to you too!
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I agree SPL. I thing Candice has a nice voice and a good sense of humor onstage. It was RB's choice to play this kind of music.
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For what it's worth I've seen BN many many times over the years, from the early gigs to around a couple of years ago, when enough was enough, I've possibly seen many more of their gigs than some on here who happily comment about them.

Some of the material is great, some is rubbish. Some of the live shows have been really good and some have been quite poor.

Lately the slide in the standard of material has been quite noticeable. Throughout it all Candice has been the weakest link in the whole thing, always has been, always will be. Sure you can say, and I have said so before "she's appropriate for the music", which is perhaps almost the case but really it's just an excuse for a weak vocalist. She's no singer, though with much coaching, has improved over the years.

She write's lyrics, you'll say and well maybe she does and also maybe she borrows some of them from the internet, just as they obviously borrow many of the tunes as well, to quote Candice's crap patter, "all these ideas go into the great Blackmorising machine and the songs come out different"....... bollocks!! they may have to rework some stuff to make sure that there isn't a copyright issue is more likely.

I don't think the decision to stop playing rock had anything to do with her per say, that would be giving her way more credit than she is due.

Perhaps BN is actually finished now, but they just don't want to admit it to their fans.

Perhaps these Rainbow shows are the necessary distraction, which will allow Blackmore to then simply fade away into retirement, without actually saying I've given up on BN. Probably that will be easier than admitting, that after having spent so many years convincing his fans that "the Medieval way was the only way", that in fact that was all just complete bullsh1t, which of course it was! The sudden desire to give Purple another rumble after all this time, is part of the distraction. Keep the fans guessing and of course paying right to the end, an excellent strategy as ever.

Merry Christmas again!

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I hope they do play some shows in the US, Keith Roth really sucks up to Candice,. saying shes a great singer and that her and Ritchie should be couple of the year, I just about puked. based on what ? and is there even a couple of the year ?
Candice said the first 2 records with Dio are really great and Keith replied they sure are bringing up Rising and LLRNR, guess he never knew Rising was not the first Rainbow record, what a dope, and how can he mistake a Mercedes for A Lamborghini ? She is as fake as her chest.
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