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Ronnie James Dio talks black magic, white magic, and the "bad spirit" that tried to kill his wife

By Steve Newton

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rainbow Rising–one of the greatest metal albums of all time–I’ve been posting blogs with soundbites from interviews I did with former Rainbow members Ronnie James Dio (in 1985) and Tony Carey (in ’84). 197 more words

Rock Legends

Tony Carey seriously pissed that I blogged about his ancient issues with Rainbow

By Steve Newton


I woke up to an angry Facebook message from rocker Tony Carey this morning.

Turns out the singer, songwriter, and keyboard great was none too impressed with the… 307 more words

Rock Legends

Tony Carey found no beauty in Rainbow: "I wouldn't tell Ritchie Blackmore if his hair was on fire"

By Steve Newton

Back in May of 1984 I did a phone interview with Tony Carey, who at the time was basking in the success of a solo career that had produced such radio-friendly hits as “A Fine, Fine Day” and “The First Day of Summer”. 81 more words

Rock Legends

On April 9, 1978.

On April 9, 1978, “Polydor” label released “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll”, the third Rainbow studio album. It was recorded at “The Strawberry Studio” in Château d’Hérouville, France, May–July & December 1977, and was produced by Martin Birch. 132 more words

Album of the Week 53-2015: Rainbow - Rising

Before I get into the actual musical brilliance of this mid-seventies masterpiece, just look at that album cover. If that isn’t monumental, I don’t know what is. 505 more words


A sound of thunder

Tony Carey doesn’t surface much here but he has recently* guested on a cover of Rainbow’s Death Alley Driver by a band called A Sound of Thunder. 126 more words