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Written by band members Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover, the title of the song came after Glover was telling Turner how his first wife left him Stone Cold. (thanks, Michael Mingione - Bronx, NY)
While the focus of many Rainbow songs was on Blackmore's guitar, Joe Lynn Turner's vocals are the high point of this track. Turner was Rainbow's third lead singer, following Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream