Video Interview with DOOGIE WHITE

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Video Interview with DOOGIE WHITE
The Flying Scotsman
By Chris Galea

Sometimes it just takes a little initiative to change everything. For Doogie White that initiative was probably when he gave Ritchie Blackmore’s management a cassette containing some songs with him singing. That eventually led him to join Rainbow and his career has since flown from peak to pinnacle.

Douglas ‘Doogie’ White was born in Motherwell (Scotland) on the 7th March 1960. He sings or has sung with bands such as La Paz, Alcatrazz, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Praying Mantis, Tank…and Rainbow and has collaborated with the cream of contemporary music.

In this interview Doogie and I discuss recent (and not-so-recent) musical involvements, the re-release of his only solo album (called “As Yet Untitled”) and ponder over the general state of things.

Enjoy!

DOOGIE WHITE Video Interview by Chris Galea

DISCOGRAPHY (Studio Albums, Unless Otherwise Indicated):
Long Shadows Dawn – “Isle of Wrath” (Out Aug. 2021)
Michael Schenker Fest – “Revelation” (2019) (On 5 Tracks)
Michael Schenker Fest – “Resurrection” (2018) (On 5 Tracks)
Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – “Spirit On A Mission” (2015)
Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – “Bridge the Gap” (2013)
Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – “Temple of Rock” (2011) (On 1 Track)
Come Taste The Band – “Reignition” (2018) (On All But 2 Tracks)
John Steel & Doogie White – “Everything or Nothing” (2017)
Stardust Reverie Project – “Proclamation of Shadows” (2015) (On 2 Tracks)
WAMI (White/Appice/Mendoza/Iggy) – “Kill The King” (2014)
Doogie White & La Paz – “Shut Up and Rawk!” (2016)
Doogie White & La Paz – “The Dark and the Light” (2013)
Doogie White & La Paz – “Granite” (2012)
Doogie White – “As Yet Untitled” (2011)
Demon’s Eye – “Under the Neon” (2015)
Demon’s Eye – “The Stranger Within” (2011)
Tank – “War Nation” (2012)
Tank – “War Machine” (2010)
Rata Blanca – “The Forgotten Kingdom” (2009) (English Version)
Empire – “Chasing Shadows” (2007)
M3 – “Rough an’ Ready” (Live, DVD&CD) (2005)
Praying Mantis – “The Journey Goes On” (2003) (On 7 Tracks)
Liesegang/White – “Visual Surveillance of Extreme” (2005)
Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force – “Unleash the Fury” (2005)
Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force – “Attack!!” (2002)
Cornerstone – “Two Tales of One Tomorrow” (2007)
Cornerstone – “Once upon Our Yesterdays” (2003)
Cornerstone – “Human Stain” (2002)
Cornerstone – “Arrival” (2000)
Nikolo Kotsev – “Nostradamus” (2001)
Balance Of Power – “Ten More Tales of Grand Illusion” (1999) (Only Backing Vocals)
Chain – “Eros of Love and Destruction” (1997)
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – “Black Masquerade – Rockpalast ’95” (Live, DVD & CD)
(2013)
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – “Stranger In Us All” (1995)
Midnight Blue – “Take The Money And Run” (1994)
La Paz – “The Amy Tapes” (Cassette Only) (1988)
La Paz – “Old Habits Die Hard” (Cassette Only) (1985)

LINKS:
Alcatrazz:

Long Shadows Dawn:

Doogie White:

Read Chris’s review of the 2021 reissue of “As Yet Untitled here:
https://ever-metal.com/2021/07/16/doogie-white-as-yet-untitled-reissue-2cd/

Doogie White Live Photo

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Memories In Rock II

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Memories In Rock II
Minstrel Hall Music
Release date: 06/04/2018
Running time: 2:15:41
Review by Chris White
3/10

Rainbow should need no introduction as Ritchie Blackmore must rank in the top ten rock guitarists of all time; after leaving Deep Purple in 1975, he formed Rainbow as the platform for his future songwriting and playing prowess.

The line-up of Rainbow changed during the many years they were together and included greats such as Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnett, Cozy Powell and Joe Lynn Turner to name but a few.

This album follows on from the previously released “Memories In Rock I”, of which the only memories are probably bad ones, due to the lethargic tempo and loose playing contained on the live performance.

Against all expectation, “Memories In Rock II” has managed to surpass its predecessor by providing an even more pedestrian feel to both the Rainbow and Deep Purple songs featured. This listener got to the point where he wondered if the guitar tech had accidentally dosed Ritchie with an over large shot of Thorazine, given the state of the six string accompaniment throughout the album.

Having been such an avid fan of Mr Blackmore’s melodic and classical guitar playing over the last three decades, It pains me to say this release was well below the level I would expect from him and the musicians featured. I’m frankly surprised any record company would take the effort to release this package as it offers very little extra to even the most diehard Rainbow fan and would probably deter the casual listener from ever wanting to hear Rainbow live or on record ever again.

TRACKLISTING:
Disc 1: (CD)
01. Over The Rainbow
02. Spotlight Kid
03. I Surrender
04. Mistreated
05. Since You’ve Been Gone
06. Man On The Silver Mountain / Woman From Tokyo
07. 16th Century Greensleeves
08. Soldier Of Fortune
09. Perfect Strangers
10. Difficult To Cure
11. All Night Long
12. Child In Time

Disc 2: (CD)
01. Stargazer
02. Long Live Rock’N’Roll / Lazy
03. Catch The Rainbow
04. Black Night
05. Carry On Jon
06. Temple Of The King
07. Smoke On The Water
08. Waiting For A Sign

Disc 3: (DVD)
01. Ritchie Blackmore Interview
02. Ronnie Romero Interview
03. Jens Johansson Interview
04. Bob Nouveau Interview
05. David Keith Interview
06. Candice Night Interview
07. Lady Lynn Interview
08. Dave David Interview
09. Andreas Bock (tour manager) Interview
10. Michael Bockmühl (guitar tech) Interview
11. Bonus Backstage Clip
12. I Surrender 2017 Backstage Clip

LINKS:

Version 2

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