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Rainbow: A Visual Biography

Another “visual” book pre-order — Rainbow: A Visual Biography by renowned Blackmorologist Jerry Bloom. From 1975, through the eighties, re-activated in the nineties and a slight return in 2016-18, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow took its fans on numerous journeys from the grandiose beginnings with Ronnie James Dio to the chart busting times with Graham Bonnet and […]

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JLT’s tortured soul

Another video promoting Joe Lynn Turner’s new solo album Belly of the Beast. This is for the track called Tortured Soul.

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Hell of a thing on a resume

Joe Lynn Turner was a guest on BraveWords’ Streaming For Vengeance podcast promoting his upcoming solo album. And he was asked about his stint as the Purple’s lead singer. BraveWords: What is a project that you had your heart and soul set on, but it didn’t click? Turner: That’s an interesting question. Nobody has ever […]

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Belly of the Beast

Joe Lynn Turner’ s new album Belly of the Beast is coming out on October 28, 2022, via Mascot. The promo pictures for the release feature JLT au naturel, finally owning up to how he is: This chapter saw him make a crucial personal decision too. Diagnosed with alopecia at three-years-old, he began to wear […]

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Who did it better

Vocal teacher Ken Tramplin did a Who Did It Better? series of videos comparing different singers who were in the same band at different times. Here is the episode on Ian Gillan vs. David Coverdale vs. Glenn Hughes (Rod Evans didn’t make the cut for some reason). There are some keen insights interspersed between his […]

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Hobgoblins and pixies

A pretty nicely put together documentary on the history of Rainbow. It is stitched together from both contemporary interviews from the people involved (and some not at all), and retrospectives from Graham Bonnet, Richard the Difficult Misunderstood, Joe Lyn Turner, Bobby Rondinelli, and Dougie White.

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One instead of one

Another TMZ moment involving another two Rainbow vocalists. For a number of years, Joe Lynn Turner was the singer in the Sunstorm project, a brainchild of Frontier Records president Serafino Perugino. Since 2006 they have released five albums with JLT on vocals, however in December he announced on Facebook that he is leaving the project, […]

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The immortal Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker will release a new album under the MSG moniker in January 2021 via Nuclear Blast records. It will be called Immortal and feature several members of the extended Purple family. Ronnie Romero will be the principal vocalist on the album, along with Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Voss (Mad Max), and Ralf Scheepers (Primal […]

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People are still not seeing the Rainbow

JLT was a guest on the 80’s Glam Metalcast, and he sounds like he’s still not over about Blackmore’s choice of personnel for the most recent Rainbow lineup and being smug about it: Selected quotes from the chat (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): Most people don’t know this true story, because I didn’t try to really […]

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‘ello mate

Israeli English language newspaper Jerusalem Post has an interview with Joe Lynn Turner on the occasion of him playing a couple of gigs in the country as part of the Rock the Opera project. He recall his audition for Rainbow in the early 1980s: We were robbed at ChicagoFest along with Billy Joel and Jethro […]

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