Tuesday, December 20, 2016
As part of the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.
Finalists for the 7th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.
The 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 22.
2016 Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10
10 – THE EAGLES
09 – AC/DC
08 – TRIUMPH
07 – BLACK SABBATH
06 – VAN HALEN
05 – CHEAP TRICK
04 – AC/DC
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 3: RAINBOW
Ritchie Blackmore returned to the stage with a revamped Rainbow lineup in June to perform his first rock shows in two decades.
The band made their 2016 debut at the Monsters Of Rock festivals in Loreley and Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany on June 17 and 18 respectively.
The guitarist was joined by Lords Of Black singer Ronnie Romero, Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson, Blackmore’s Night drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau for the pair of rare rock shows.
The setlist for both events mixed Rainbow tracks “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Stargazer”, among others, with Deep Purple classics like “Highway Star”, “Child In Time”, “Mistreated”, “Perfect Strangers” and “Smoke On The Water.”
Check out the No. 3 hennemusic story of 2016 on RAINBOW here.
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