Over the Rainbow (band)
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Joe Lynn Turner performing with Over the Rainbow at Rockweekend, Mohed, Sweden on July 9, 2010. Photo by Micke Mejdén.
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Years active||2009 - present|
|Members||Joe Lynn Turner
|Past members||Tony Carey|
Over the Rainbow have insisted that they are not a rock tribute band, although they were formed in 2008 by former members of Rainbow. Its members are Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow 1980-1984), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow 1980-1983), Tony Carey (Rainbow 1975-1977) and Greg Smith (Rainbow 1994-1997). Playing lead guitar is Rainbow founder Ritchie Blackmore's son, Jürgen Blackmore. There was originally at least one member in the band from every part of Rainbow's career except for the years 1979 to 1980. In late 2009, Carey was replaced by Paul Morris (Rainbow 1994-1997). They perform songs from all eras of Rainbow's music.
Since 1998, former members of Rainbow and their respective management offices have been bombarded with requests for Rainbow to reunite. Carey, Rondinelli, Smith and Turner answered "the call" but agreed that the only legitimate way that this could be accomplished was with a Blackmore on guitar. In 2009, four ex-members Joe Lynn Turner, Bobby Rondinelli, Tony Carey and Greg Smith teamed up with Jürgen Blackmore, Ritchie's son, to form Over the Rainbow. Due to ill-health Carey had to leave following the first tour and was replaced by Paul Morris
Over The Rainbow started a tour of Russia and Europe in Fall 2009, which continued until Summer 2010. When asked about Over The Rainbow's plans to record a new album in an interview conducted by Neil Daniels, Bobby Rondinelli stated "Yes, in the near future." 
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