Stone, David

David Stone
‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ 1978 


Michael David Stoyanoff
born: ??? 1952
Toronto, Canada

Tony Carey, despite having been fired at the end of the ‘Rainbow Rising’ world tour, was rehired to commence recording keyboards for the ‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ album. However, Carey could no longer take being the butt of Blackmore’s endless practical jokes and finally fled the French chateau where the band was based claiming they had tried to kill him! Stone was his replacement for the completion of the album recording and subsequent tour, although Carey would claim that nearly all of the finished songs contained his keyboard parts. Stone would receive the final credit for keyboards on the album sleeve with no mention of Carey at all. Stone played with Max Webster in 1980 (supporting Rush) but seems to have pretty much retired from music since then.