To celebrate that Over The Rainbow returns to Sweden for two more shows
this year, we were granted an exclusive interview with both Joe Lynn
Turner and Bobby Rondinelli. And the best part of it was that you the
fans could send in your questions. Welcome to this exclusive Bobby Rondinelli
Ritchie's personality can be as explosive as his playing, but I had a
great time playing with him. I think Ritchie ,is a true original there
are about 4 or 5 guys that when you hear a couple of notes you know who
they are, and Ritchie is one of them, plus he created his own style and
wrote more great riffs than just about anyone. I think he changes musicians
a lot because I think he liked new energy coming in the band to keep it
fresh. Paul Rogers is my favorite singer, and Joe is right up there.
Yes we have some interest, at some point we will go into the studio.
I talk to Tony quite a bit, anything is possible, he is a great writer
and player, our main concern is his health.
There is no triggering, it's called a double pedal, both pedals hit the
same drum, no tricks, it is exactly the same as 2 bass drums playing wise
it's just that 2 beaters hit the same drum. I always enjoyed play 1 bass
drum because it felt more natural to me but I loved the sound of double
bass, so I played 2 bass drums, them the double pedal was invented so
I switched to that.
I knew I wanted to be a drummer when I saw the Beatles, Ringo, Ginger
Backer, Carmine Appice, and Dino Dinelli and Buddy Rich, were my earliest
Rainbow at The Garden will always be special to me, even though my mother
a had a heart attack at the end of the show.
I collect drums, knives and some watches.
The Lizards are on hiatus but we will probably record again, we are still
I do gigs with my brother Teddy Rondinelli, and also play with Macho Mama,
and I tour with Bonnie Tyler when she plays the US and Canada.
I just love playing 20 to 20,000 it's all good. Sweden Rock was this years
highlight for me, but the year isn't over.
It was our tour manager and sound man Trank Trzaskorski's idea, and I
really like it.
Jurgen is great, he's lot's of fun and he plays like a Blackmore, but
does things his way, he's his own man.
I can't wait to play for you all, see you at the show.
I want to thank Lisa Walker, all of you who has
sent in questions and of course a special thanks to Bobby Rondinelli.
More info on Bobby can be found here
and more info about Over The Rainbow can be found here.
© 2009 Paul Deblond