Esto ha escrito el hijo de Richie, J.R. BLACKMORE, sobre OVER THE RAINBOW:
Why "Over the Rainbow?
Dear friends, today I'd like to talk to you directly.
As some of you may have read, I am going on tour with “Over The Rainbow”. I want to tell you some background information about this.
I got few phone calls from Joe and Bobby where they asked me if I would like to do this Project. I said…please give me some time…I will think about it. Actually I never liked to do something like this!
I got some more phone calls so I went to my dad. We both talked about this project and he said: Go on…do it.
That was the first step in this direction.
After that I was cheking the web, talking to fans, and to many different people about this and all of them said: Please Do it! In the end I also met people who never had the chance to see Rainbow live and they all told me what a big wish it was to see this Band live…I thought ok…that’s it! and met up with Joe in Germany. We both talked about everything and Joe is such a nice guy so I said in the end: YES OK!
In this Project I don’t want to present myself or put myself into my father’s shoes or even lay on his back…NO
It is only for millions of rock fans who always had this dream to see this band live. I am not my Father and I can NEVER replace him, but I will try to give these fans the chance to see this thing happen….because my dad will never play in Rainbow again. He is lucky and happy with his new style ….but I will try my best and hope you will enjoy it.
All these things gave me the feeling to do this project and took this decision.
So for all fans who want to enjoy great musicians like Tony Carey, Joe Lynn Turner, Bobby Rondinelli and Greg Smith together with me on stage, I am very happy and proud to bring this present to all of you.
I will be happy to see all the fans at these shows.
Es decir, que tiene la "bendición" de su padre y que da por hecho que Richie jamás volverá a Rainbow..... Entonces........ menos da una piedra... Yo quiero ver a OVER THE RAINBOW, la verdad... ¿quién se apunta?... ¿pensais que vendrán?...
Por cierto, os dejo unas fotitos de J.R. BLACKMORE sólo, con su padre e incluso una foto de la boda de Richie 8O flipante!!!!