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Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Premiere Updated Version of "Black Sheep of the Family"

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow have premiered a new version of their song, "Black Sheep of the Family." You can check it out above.

"Black Sheep of the Family"—itself a cover of a 1970 track by Quartermass—was recorded by the original incarnation of the band for their self-titled 1975 debut album. 

Last year, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow returned with "Waiting for a Sign," their first single in 22 years, in addition to releasing Memories in Rock II, a live album documenting the group's four-date 2017 U.K. tour that featured a selection of Rainbow hits and fan favorites, in addition to a few classic Deep Purple cuts.

For more on Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, stop by ritchieblackmore.info.

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. 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. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. 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.