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How long will this band stay together. It's still called Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force. So Joe, is this a temporary project in your solo career?

Joe Lynn Turner: Oh no, I'm not a guest on this project. I feel like a real member of this group. I wanted to put much more aggression in my solo album, but Elektra didn't allowed that. Now I'm in a situation I'm feelin' happy about. This is how I wanna sound.

Metal Hammer/Aardschok Holland April 1988







The idea of Joe Satriani depping for Ritchie doesn't strike everyone as obvious, but Blackmore has great respect for Satch's technique.

Ritchie Blackmore: He's a great player. He's got a wonderful technique and he plays some choice notes. But I remember I bought "Surfing With The Alien" and the first track I thought, God, this guy's good! Andthen I heard the second and third tracks and still thought it was great. But when I got to the end of the first side - we had LPs then, you see - I found I didn't want to turn it over. I found myself taking it off and going. Right, that's brilliant. What next?

Guitarist, UK January 1996




As replacements go, Mr Morse gets Ritchie's approval.

Ritchie Blackmore: Brilliant guitar player. He was one of my favourites in Dixie Dregs. He was playing some stuff 15 years ago and I thought, Christ, who is this guy? Very fast and very exact. Fantastic country stuff.

Guitarist, UK January 1996







Fans discussing if "Stranger In Us All" can be compared to "Rainbow Rising"

Doogie White: I really think that the questions are for Ritchie :)  As a Rainbow fan I can't agree that SIUA is the best album. However the next one might have been!!

Dont misunderstand me. I think that the tunes on SIUA are great and it stands it's ground in the Rainbow catalogue. I was just saying that I did not think it was the best album the band did. Now the next one, if there is to be a next one.........

The Highway Star Forum, 8 August 2003





I was wondering how the setlist you did on the 1995 tour came about. Gems like Temple Of The King (a stunner on almost all the boots from the era I have) or Mistreated... Were those your choices? If it was your band and not Ritchie's what would the setlist be more like?

Doogie White: WE first played TOTK at Ritchie and Candy's Christmas party in 94. When it came to puting a set together he suggested it. For the next tour it was choice he gave me of Hunting Humans or Mistreated. I thought the set was well balanced but could have done without SOTW and BN. Less Purple really. However There was no way to get Gates or Kill the King in.

The Highway Star Forum, 8 August 2003






Other than Ritchie have ever met anyone in DP since you've being in Rainbow?

Doogie White: I roadied for Whitesnake on the Come and Get it Tour...but dont tell anyone.

The Highway Star Forum, 8 August 2003









When I saw you with Rainbow at the Hammersmith Odeon,(Labatt's or what ever), you said that the last time that you had been there you were selling Hot Dogs in the foyer. Is this true and why/how did you get/take such a job and how did you get from hot dog seller to rock singer extraordinare?

Doogie White: yep I was a hot dog and pepsi salesman at Hammy O way before I joined Rainbow. Needed to keep the dole off my back. "Some thing in the music industry, eh Mr White. How does working at the Hammy O sound?". I used to work the Asian film nights and the Boxing. Plus A Mr Big show and was roundly pelted with popcorn and onions from members of the british music press.

The Highway Star Forum, 8 August 2003





How else are your primary influences and what aspect of their playing do you admire the most?

Joe Stump (Reign Of Terror): Well guitar-wise Ritchie Blackmore is even bigger than Malmsteen. I actually sound much more derivitive of Blackmore and have stolen so much shit from Ritchie. Some of his vibe, look, stage persona, as well as a ton of stuff guitar-wise. Who do you think originated that whole bad-ass, dressing in all black, white strat and wall of Marshalls, dark knight of hard rock thing. Where do you fucking kids out there think me and Yngwie got it from? You can't get much cooler than Ritchie, as far as hard rock guitar goes he wrote the fucking book. And anybody's that really knows Blackmore's playing at all hears it in my stuff way the fuck before any type of Malmsteen influence. In addition to Blackmore and Yngwie I love Gary Moore, Hendrix of course, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Al Dimeola, David Chastain, Frank Marino, Robin Trower, Stevie Ray and as far as classical composers Bach, Paganini, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven and many others.

Virtuosity One 2003




Roger Glover about Ritchie Blackmore.

Roger Glover: Ritchie was not just the guitar player, he was a brilliant innovator. Things he wrote defy description. I'm a huge fan! I've always been a huge fan of his. I'm a huge fan of everyone in the band actually. I'm the ultimate fan. I'm in a great position to be a fan because I'm standing on stage next to him.

Classic Rock Revisited, May 2003







Doogie going through the list of guitarplayers he's been worked with.

Doogie White: Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Liesegang (Rod Stewart, Nina Hagen, Seal, Transvision Vamp), Walter Giardino (Rata Blanca - great Argentine band Check his playing out), Kasper Damngard (Cornerstone, Mike Tramp), Alex Dickson ( Midnight Blue, Gun, Bruce Dickinson, Robbie Williams, Emma Bunton), Ashley Limer (Chain, 7 Days) and finally Andy (FM) Barnett.

Now there was another guy... an older guy, but in the words of Sir Cliff Richard "it's so funny but we dont talk anymore".

The Highway Star Forum, 3 June 2003