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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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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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Moore Blues for Gary

Several members of the Purple family paid tribute to the late Gary Moore by taking part in recording of Moore Blues for Gary – A Tribute To Gary Moore album due out on October 26 via Edel/earMUSIC. This tribute album is a brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early […]

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A Ritchie Blackmore band, but certainly not Rainbow

Rockpages.gr has an interview with JLT, in which he talks about his current projects (he just finished an acoustic tour of Greece), recalls what happened to Over The Rainbow, and gives his opinion on the current incarnation of Rainbow. Ah, and we think he called us “a bunch of idiots”. For we shall heap coals […]

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Not angry about anything

Rock Overdose has recently spoken to Joe Lynn Turner and has published a teaser for the upcoming interview. The teaser, naturally, features Joe explaining how he didn’t get the latest Rainbow gig: I’ll tell you what happened. And that’s the short story. For over a year I was talking with his management and we wanted […]

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JLT and sour grapes

Joe Lynn Turner recently gave an interview on Eddie Trunk’s satellite radio show, and Blabbermouth has big chunks of it transcribed. And what is transcribed is mostly JLT taking pot shots at Blackmore for excluding him from the Rainbow comeback, and insisting that he’s not feeling sour grapes at all. I thought it was a […]

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Caveman Joe

In September Joe Lynn Turner performed an acoustic set at one of the more unusual venues — Perama Cave near Ioannina, Greece. His backing band for this gig were George Gakis & the Troublemakers, and they have posted a professionally filmed video of the performance.

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Stargazer at Wacken

This weekend the Rock Meets Classics performed at Wacken Open Air. Joe Lynn Turner was part of the gang, and they performed Stargazer in tribute to Ronnie James Dio. (watch inside)

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JLT on Eternal Terror

Joe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Norwegian metal webzine Eternal Terror. Quite frankly, nothing of consequence has been said, but in the interests of complete coverage, here it is: One of the most memorable and fun shows I have ever attended was the Over the Rainbow gig in Malmø (Sweden) back in October 2009. […]

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JLT: “I am not delusional”

Joe Lynn Turner recently spoke to Metal Express Radio. The conversation was inevitably steered to the Rainbow reunion, for which JLT outlined his vision: There`s been so much chatter on the internet about a Rainbow reunion. Is that all it is chatter or is there something of great substance there? There`s been a lot of […]

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