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Hear "Waiting for a Sign," Rainbow's First New Single in 22 Years

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow have unveiled "Waiting for a Sign," their first new single in 22 years. You can listen to it above.

A 90-second snippet of the song—which was written by Blackmore, with lyrics by his wife, Candice Night—was briefly made available by the Japanese iTunes store (opens in new tab), earlier this week.

Meanwhile, the band is also busy preparing Memories in Rock II, a live album documenting the group's four-date 2017 U.K. tour that features a selection of Rainbow hits and fan favorites, in addition to a few classic Deep Purple cuts, and be sure to keep your eye out for it, and some more Blackmore coverage from Guitar World in the near future....

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.