Guitarist Doug Aldrich recalled the pranks guitarist Ritchie Blackmore used to do in the past and how he was terrorizing Rainbow members.
In a recent conversation with Backstage Pass Rock-News, Aldrich said:
“Ronnie (James Dio) told stories that Ritchie used to kinda terrorize Jimmy (Bain) a little bit, like play tricks on him and stuff, and one of them was pretty brutal, a really scary trick involving fire. It was all in Ritchie’s sense of humor. […]
“And then there was one time when he said they were working on ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ and they did a séance with an Ouija board.
”So, they were doing a séance, and some spirits took over the shot glass they were using instead of whatever the Ouija piece is.”