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There has been A LOT of talking about Ritchie playing together with JLT, Coverdale, and whoever... But now finally Ritchie put his own statement about this topic in the world.
In an interview which he gave to some French magazine, he was asked about the whole thing - that's what he had to say about it.
(I arrive at the last few minutes of my interview with Ritchie and Candice, so I ask this question, which might will upset Ritchie)...
I'm obliged to ask you the question on the rumors. One of your former singers, Joe Lynn Turner, keeps repeating that you are going to reform Rainbow and give concerts next year. Is that true or just silly rumours?
- RB. No, it's true, but there's also a little bit of confusion and some uncertainty. I think about playing rock, just for a few days in June next year. Songs of Deep Purple and Rainbow. But for now, I haven't decided about the people with whom I want to work. I have a good idea about the ideal candidates, but it wouldn't be fair to say it now. We probably do 3 or 4 shows in June, that's all.
- I've heard you were in contact to play at a festival in France at that time?
- RB. Right. I think Joe (Lynn Turner) will not be part of the adventure, and he does not know it yet. He does his thing on his side, I like him, and I made good albums and great songs with him, as "Street of Dreams". But I think I'll make a mixture in the group, with known people and other not so famous people. This is my state of mind right now, and you're the first person to know it.
- Thanks for the scoop!
- RB. Yes, there should be 3 or 4 people in the band and it's going to be very interesting.