Joe Lynn Turner still sour:

"Ritchie Blackmore is 'Cheating The Public' with current version of Rainbow"

Former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic Deep Purple and Rainbow material with a new group musicians instead of reforming Rainbow with a more "authentic" lineup.

Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with Blackmore's Night for the first time in 2016 to perform a handful of shows with a brand-new lineup of the band he had formed after quitting Deep Purple. The current incarnation of Rainbow includes singer Ronnie Romero, originally from Chile but now settled in Madrid, Spain, as well as Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson, Blackmore's Night drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-Blackmore's Night), and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn.

Speaking to the "80's Glam Metalcast", Turner — who fronted Rainbow from 1980 until 1984 and was a member of Purple from 1989 until 1992 — said that he had been in talks with Blackmore for at least a year about a renewed collaboration before he found out from a French newspaper that Ritchie was returning to rock music but excluding Joe from the project.

The singer said to the "80's Glam Metalcast": "Most people don't know this true story, because I didn't try to really come out and make people understand it all, because I just said, 'Look, the guy's gonna do what he wants to do.' But I was talking to his so-called 'management,' 'cause it's his mother-in-law for a good year. I've got all the e-mails to prove it. We were going back and forth talking about what the reunion of Rainbow would be. And I wanted an authentic Rainbow reunion; I wanted to get authentic players. I wanted the real Rainbow — not just the Rainbow I was in — but I wanted to bring up Doogie White and Graham Bonnet and I had Bob Daisley. Unfortunately, Jimmy Bain had passed and so on and so forth, but Don Airey… I wanted to make it sort of a Rainbow extravaganza. There would be a core band, whether it was [Bobby] Rondinelli or [Chuck] Burgi on drums or Dave Rosenthal — I spoke to all of them. I was lining all this up."

He continued: "You may or may not know anything about the Blackmore camp, as we call it, but they're very guarded. And the mother-in-law — the story is I had a spy in that camp, and the story is that she was badmouthing me to Ritchie saying that I wanted to take full control of it all. And that couldn't be further from the truth. I was talking to Live Nation, which we had over a hundred and sixty dates promised, either headlining and/or special guests at all the big festivals. Our label, Universal, was gonna release not only an album but a four-song EP. I had Rock Fuel Media out of L.A., which was gonna do a 3D video of the whole thing. It was just gonna be gigantic and enormous — amazing. And she turned around and just dropped it like a hot potato — didn't even give me any reason why. And I found out in a newspaper called Le Parisien that I wasn't gonna be in the band. So I kind of laughed at it — simply because he said that I didn't know about it. But I said, 'Well, he's making a mistake, but he doesn't know about it.' And I know that's my opinion today."

Turner went on to criticize Rainbow's current incarnation, saying "the Rainbow [Ritchie] put together is nostalgic, but it is not Rainbow. They never did an album, and all they do is these spot dates. And anybody who goes to see them, it's all over YouTube. And that's really all I've gotta say about it. If you ask me, he's cheating the public. And that wasn't my intention. So happily I go along. Ritchie is allowed to do whatever he wants to do, and so I am. And I don't need the hassle. So it's great."

According to Joe, had his idea for a Rainbow reunion come to fruition, "it would have been unbelievable. And even people who haven't seen Rainbow before — there's a lot of 'em that love the music and grew up on it — are still coming out and seeing Rainbow, no matter what configuration he put together," he said. "If you look at 'Live Between The Eyes' or any of our live stuff compared to the stuff he's got on YouTube with this particular aggregation, there's no comparison. None. Our band rocked."

Listen to the full interview on the 80's Glam Metalcast here

[source: Blabbermouth / 80's Glam Metalcast]

Joe Lynn Turner Cancels Tour Dates Following Apparent Heart Attack

Rainbow and Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner has been hospitalized in Belarus "with a heart issue". Turner's hospitalization was first reported by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, which quoted the press service of the Ministry of Health of Belarus as saying that the singer's condition was "stable" after he was treated at a Minsk facility for "myocardial infarction," commonly known as a heart attack. Turner's presence at the hospital was also reported by Belarus's most influential daily newspaper, the state-owned SB Belarus Segodnya.

According to the Russian news agency TASS, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health of Belarus said that Turner was transported by ambulance to the hospital and that he will continue to receive treatment at the facility.

Update #1: Joe Lynn Turner has canceled his previously announced tour dates while he recovers from the apparent heart attack he suffered last Friday.

The news of the singer's break from touring was revealed by his Finnish booking agent, Thomas Ståhl of Stahl Entertainment, who said in a statement: "Due to an unplanned medical procedure, Joe Lynn Turner is postponing all activities for the next few months as he is not allowed to travel or fly right now. We are working on rescheduling all club shows and will announce new dates as soon as possible, bought tickets is valid. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. No fear, only love and positive thoughts!"

Update #2: As many of you are aware by now, Joe Lynn Turner experienced a myocardial infarction last week. It happened without any prior warning signs... He is in the hospital, stable and in very good spirits. He will continue to receive medical care and full physical rehabilitation for several weeks and afterwards will take some time off to recover.

As a very strong personality, Joe has every intention of returning to the stage in the near future and is taking this unfortunate experience as a learning lesson in life... As a true artist, he tries to find motivation and inspiration in everything that he is going through to make his spirit even stronger...

[source: Blabbermouth]

Joe Lynn Turner Blasts Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Comeback

Former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner has blasted Ritchie Blackmore for going out and performing the two bands' classic material with a new group musicians, explaining that "the fans deserve better than a cover band."

Ritchie last year surprised everyone by telling a French newspaper that he was contemplating a return to rock music but excluding Turner from the project. "I think that Joe will not be part of the adventure, and he doesn't know it yet," Ritchie said. "He does his thing, I like him, and I made good albums and good songs with him, like 'Street Of Dreams'." The guitarist has since recruited Lords of Black vocalist Ronnie Romero, Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson, Blackmore's Night drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau to accompany him at the upcoming shows.

Now in a brand new interview with Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM satellite radio show, "Eddie Trunk Live", Turner slammed his former bandmate, insisting that Ritchie is "making a mistake" by using replacement musicians at this summer's concerts and arguing that "a man of [Blackmore's] status, an icon, really deserves a lot more."

Asked if Blackmore's announcement that Turner would not be involved with the Rainbow comeback "stung" him at all, the singer said: "Well, I was shocked, only because for over a year… See, the truth is I wanted an authentic lineup for Rainbow. I think the way that it should have gone down is an authentic lineup. I was talking to [bassist] Bob Daisley, [drummer Bobby] Rondinelli, [bassist] Roger Glover, [keyboardist] Don Airey… There's a whole bunch of guys out there that were really willing to sort of get involved with this… open up their schedules and get involved. And, apparently, Ritchie didn't wanna do that. So I spent a good year of my time working that out with Carole Stevens, his manager. And I was shocked, because I'll tell you why. She was putting my name out there — and I have all the e-mails to prove this, by the way — she was putting my name out there, and it was… even in German, with a big agency out there in Germany, saying, 'Joe Lynn Turner and Ritchie Blackmore this June, 2016, together again. The perfect pair. Blah blah blah.' And she was getting feedback from it."

He continued: "I'm honestly flabbergasted, because it made so much sense, especially with the deal that was presented to him. It made so much sense… number one, for the fans. You know, I've read a couple of things he said. He said he was doing it for nostalgia. Well, if he was doing it for nostalgia, why wouldn't he do it the right way? So I don't understand that contradiction sometimes. If we were gonna do it for nostalgia, we would have done it with an aggregate of guys that were authentic. And, to me, that's the way to come out. We would have honored Ronnie Dio's era [Rainbow vocalist from 1975 until 1979], we would have gotten Graham Bonnet [Rainbow vocalist from 1979 until 1980] up there, Doogie White [Rainbow vocalist from 1994 until 1997] up there. To me, it was gonna be a Rainbow extravaganza, and it was all set. A few songs from these guys, a few songs from those guys… It would have been great. We would have [Ritchie's son] Jürgen Blackmore out on guitar… family. It was just gonna be a big party, and he just didn't go for it. So I'm still scratching my head."

Turner added: "I thought it was a classless thing to do that Ritchie by announcing in [the French newspaper] Le Parisien [that he was going out and playing Rainbow and Deep Purple songs with a new singer]. I had to laugh. [Ritchie] said [to Le Parisien], '[Joe Lynn Turner] doesn't know it yet.' And the first thing I said was, 'Well, I think he's making a mistake, but he doesn't know it yet.' What I mean by that is, Ritchie's allowed to do whatever he wants to do, and he always does. I have no sour grapes about this, so let that be told. But I think a man of his status, an icon, really deserves a lot more. And what we were trying to put together, and we had a turnkey operation with Live Nation, the biggest festivals of the summer; we had UMG — that's Universal Music Group, for those out there that don't know — we had Universal [express an interest in releasing] box sets; we also had Rock Fuel Media, a huge video company, going to put out a DVD and the whole thing. I wanted to do a new album — at least four cuts — and maybe redo some other, older cuts in a new way, sort of update them. So this was a huge package and it was gonna be a big deal. And apparently he didn't wanna do that. So it was a shock to me that somebody would turn down not only an incredible way to, sort of, go out in style, but also to make a whole bunch of money for himself, because he was set to make quite a bit of money on this one. So I wish him well. Like I said, I've got no sour grapes. I'm very busy and very fortunate and blessed, and I thank everyone out there for that love and support all these years that keeps me going. But I really wish he had done it a different way for the fans. I think the fans deserve better than a cover band."

Joe went on to say: "I don't know what happened. I don't understand why he would go out and pick up, basically, two guys from Blackmore's Night. Jens is brilliant on keyboards, of course; I played with him in [Yngwie Malmsteen's band]. And [new Rainbow singer] Ronnie [Romero], I don't know Ronnie. [He] sounds great. I don't know. So I don't know. I wish them well. But I'm still shaking my head."

The singer also revealed that he has had no communication with Blackmore since Rainbow's return was officially announced. He said: "No, I haven't spoken to him since then. You've gotta understand something: he doesn't talk to people; he talks through people. I talked to Dr. Drew Thompson, I talked to Carole Stevens… I talked to these people instead of him. He always puts them in front of him so he doesn't have to actually converse with me — or converse with anyone, for that matter."

He continued: "The one thing I will say I'd like to defend a bit is the fact that everybody thought I was delusional, and I know I wasn't delusional at all; I was talking to [Ritchie's] camp, and they were telling me this was gonna happen. So all these people that came out and said, 'Oh, he doesn't know what he's talking about.' And, 'It's all wishful thinking.' No. That's not the truth at all. This really was going down, and as people can see, it is going down."

[source: Blabbermouth]

Joe Lynn Turner stars in Norwegian documentary 'Street Of Dreams' out August 20

Street Of Dreams tells the story of Jan Erling Holberg, a bass player and songwriter from a small town in Norway. Jan Erling has just turned 47, he has a beautiful family and a steady job, but his childhood dreams of becoming a touring rocker have not faded away - they've only grown stronger. After enduring a major mid-life depression, he realizes that now is the time to take one last shot at achieving his goal.

Aiming straight for the top, Jan Erling takes a shot in the dark, reaching out to his lifelong musical hero: Joe Lynn Turner, vocalist for legendary acts Rainbow, Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmsteen. Impressed by Jan's demos, Joe Lynn flies to Norway to join his biggest fan to record an album and embark on a club tour. Will Jan Erling's dream finally come true, or is it just a rock 'n' roll fantasy?

Street Of Dreams was filmed between January 2011 and August 2012, and was initially screened only by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK and at select festivals. Finally, it's available worldwide via music documentary on-demand service Musicfilmweb.TV for streaming rental or download.

[thanks to: Torstein Parelius]

Joe Lynn Turner Claims He Will Reunite Ritchie Blackmore Later This Year

Joe Lynn Turner claims that his long-awaited reunion with Rainbow leader Ritchie Blackmore will finally take place this year — even though previous attempts to bring the two back together were unsuccessful. Joe was the singer of Rainbow between 1980 and 1984 and he sang on the album "Difficult To Cure", which featured the band's most successful U.K. single, "I Surrender".

During Turner's time with Rainbow, the band had its first USA chart success and recorded songs that helped define the melodic rock genre. Speaking after his solo show in London last night, the singer told Classic Rock magazine: "[Ritchie is] itching to do some rocking, and we're going to get together in the fall. "Ritchie is really, really ready to rock. He still has the chops, too."

He continued: "I'm not sure if it's going to be a Rainbow reunion, or a bunch of remakes — which I detest, because you can't improve on perfection. But that's what's happening." As confident as Joe is that Ritchie will finally agree to return to his rock roots, Turner acknowledged that Blackmore, who is known for being moody and unpredictable, could back out at any time. "It's Ritchie, man," he said. Turner also expressed concern that Blackmore's "wife or mother-in-law" could "get in the way," adding, "She drives me fucking crazy."

According to Turner, previous attempts to put Rainbow back together fell apart because Blackmore wanted to focus on his band Blackmore's Night, which is fronted by the guitarist's wife, Candice Night. "We had multi-million dollar deals set up with Live Nation," Joe recalled. "A 60-day tour to start with, HD 3D movie, everything — and then he had to finish [a Blackmore's Night] album." Despite this, Turner seems convinced that things will turn out differently this time on the Rainbow reunion front. "It could happen," he said. "It's probable."

After Blackmore's final departure from Deep Purple in 1993, he resurrected Rainbow before focusing exclusively on Blackmore's Night. Asked in a 2005 interview if he could ever see himself returning to the hard rock world, either with a Rainbow lineup, or with a new project, Ritchie said: "I'm enjoying myself so much with this band [Blackmore's Night] that it's hard to see that happening. I might think about doing one or two shows with Deep Purple, but their management couldn't be involved. It wouldn't be for recording — just for the fans for nostalgia. But we do play some rock in this band so it's not like I've abandoned that genre completely. It's just that it's not all we play."

[source: Blabbermouth]

Rated X featuring Joe Lynn Turner Official Electronic Press Kit

Rated X Debut Album featuring Joe Lynn Turner out on November 7th

Frontiers Records has announced that the self-titled debut album of Rated X featuring Joe Lynn Turner on vocals, Karl Cochran on guitar and the reunion of the famed and beloved rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin and drummer Carmine Appice will be released on November 7th in Europe and on November 11th in U.S.


1. Get Back My Crown
2. This Is Who I Am
3. Fire And Ice
4. I Don't Cry No More
5. Lhasa
6. Devil In Disguise
7. You Are The Music
8. Peace Of Mind
9. Maybe Tonight
10. On The Way To Paradise
11. Our Love Is Not Over
12. Stranger In Us All

Axel Rudi Pell To Be Joined By 5 Rainbow Members At Bang Your Head Concert

German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell will celebrate his 25th anniversary as a solo artist by performing a very special show on July 11 at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany.

Says Pell: "This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of my solo career. My first solo album, 'Wild Obsession', came out in 1989. Therefore, we will play a very special and unique show at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on July 11th to celebrate this and we will headline the festival on that day!

"This will be no regular show by far! Of course, we will play a lot of songs with the recent Axel Rudi Pell line-up featuring Johnny Gioeli, Bobby Rondinelli, Ferdy Doernberg, Volker Krawczak and myself, but this will only be 1/3 of the complete show approximately. As this year also sees the 30th recording anniversary of my former band Steeler (the first record was released in 1984), we will reunite in the original lineups (Peter Burtz, Tom Eder, Jan Yildiral and both bass players Roland Hag and Volker Krawczak) to perform a couple of songs for you. The reunion will only happen on that day and it will be an exclusive one-off! Furthermore, we will have a few Axel Rudi Pell vintage members there and we're proud to announce that both vocalists Rob Rock and Jeff Scott Soto among original drummer Jörg Michael will enter the stage too to play a few older Axel Rudi Pell tracks.

As this ain't enough, I invited some other musical guests and friends to play a few cover tracks together and I'm really proud to announce the following guests in no particular order: Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner, Doogie White, Tony Carey, John Lawton & Vinny Appice.

"Be there at very very special show, which will be a lifetime event and will last for more than three hours."

[source: Blabbermouth]

Rated X Guitarist Karl Cochran Suffers Stroke

Karl Cochran, a guitarist and songwriter who has worked with Kiss and former Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner, is in a coma following a stroke.

The news was broken last night by his friend and guitar tech, Chris, on Cochran’s Facebook page. He said that, on Thursday morning, Cochran collapsed at his Bridgewater, NJ home. Tests revealed that his left carotid artery, which supplies the left hemisphere of his brain with blood, was completely blocked. Attempts to open the artery via surgery were unsuccessful.

Read More on Ultimate Classic Rock. Extended Report on Bravewords.

[source: Ultimate Classic Rock / Bravewords]

Rated X Featuring Joe Lynn Turner Joined By Guitarist Karl Cochran

Guitarist Karl Cochran (Joe Lynn Turner, Nuclear Assault) has joined Rated X (formerly Legacy X), the new band featuring legendary vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Mother's Army) and bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder). Karl has already finished cutting two tracks for Rated X's debut album — due in May via Frontiers Records — and is flying to Los Angeles this week to shoot two videos to accompany the release.

Cochran joins Rated X as the replacement for Jeff Watson (Night Ranger, Mother's Army) who himself became involved with the group following the departure of Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad). Kulick was unable to commit to the new project due to his heavy touring schedule with Grand Funk Railroad.

[source: Blabbermouth]

Rated X Featuring Joe Lynn Turner: Debut Album Due In May

Rated X (formerly Legacy X), the new band featuring legendary vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen) alongside drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Mother's Army), bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) and guitarist Jeff Watson (Night Ranger, Mother's Army), is putting the finishing touches on its debut album for a May release via Frontiers Records.

Watson joined Rated X as the replacement for Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad), who was unable to commit to the new project due to his heavy touring schedule with Grand Funk Railroad.

Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice and Jeff Watson previously played together in Mother's Army, the 1990s hard rock "supergroup" which released three albums before splitting up in 1998.

Mother's Army's full-length CDs — "Mother's Army" (1993), "Planet Earth" (1997) and "Fire On The Moon" (1998) — were re-released as a special 3CD digipak set, "The Complete Discography", in May 2011.

[source: Blabbermouth]

New project with Joe Lynn Turner is called Legacy X

Joe Lynn Turner revealed last night after performing the Schubert In Rock concert in Innsbruck, Austria that he's starting a new project called Legacy X.

To the question "What's going on with your project with Carmine Appice, Bruce Kulick and Tony Franklin?" Joe Lynn Turner answered: "I can leak it now. I got the e-mail last night, we finally found it. We're now Carmine Appice, Tony Franklin and Jeff Watson from Mother's Army & Night Ranger. Originally was going to be Bruce Kulick - you might have heard something about it - but Bruce has other commitments with Grand Funk Railroad. We wish him well, we love him but is not working out. So that's the line up. And the band is called Legacy X. Because we all said this is about legacies. All of us have a legacy, we're leaving our marks. And X is the unknown... And that's it."

Photo © Anderson Guimaraes

[Thanks to: Anderson Guimaraes]

Schubert In Rock Project feat. Joe Lynn Turner, Doogie White & Don Airey

No Bros guitarist Klaus Schubert from Austria came up some years ago with the idea of getting together an All-Star Project with names out of the international Hard Rock & Heavy Metal scene. With those musicians with whom he had previously toured together he wanted to re-record songs of No Bros. Early 2013, it was actually so far the time was ripe for Schubert In Rock.

Klaus Schubert contacted his favourites musicians including Marc Storace (Krokus), Biff Byford (Saxon), Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Doogie White (Rainbow) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) and Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple). All were enthusiastic about the project and were happy to participate.

The album will be released on November 29th, 2013 by LLRR. The tracklist is:

1. Second King Of Darkness (Vox: Tony Martin)
2. Heavy Metal Party (Vox: Biff Byford)
3. Cavalry Of Evil (Vox: Joe Lynn Turner)
4. Ready For The Action (Vox: Marc Storace)
5. Good Morning Sir (Vox: Doogie White)
6. Lady Of the Tower (Vox: Doogie White & Joe Lynn Turner)
7. Black Jack Billy (Vox: Joe Lynn Turner)
8. Young Free And Deadly (Vox: Tony Martin)
9. Don On Fire (Vox: Don Airey)
10. Stairway To Hell (Vox: Doogie White)
11. Three Horned Dragon (Vox: Biff Byford)
12. Perfect Body (Vox: Marc Storace)
13. Davi (Vox: Doogie White)
14. Holy Ground (Vox: Bernie Marsden)

There will be a album live release show featuring the complete album line-up in Innsbruck Austria on December 6th, 2013.

Joe Lynn Turner records new track with Come Taste the Band

Norwegian Deep Purple tribute band Come Taste the Band has recorded a new single with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals. The track is called "Tied Down" and is available on iTunes. The single will be out on Nunatak Records on January 27th, 2014.

Guitar player Jo Henning Kåsin told us: "This is a standalone single, but we are planning to record more songs with Joe Lynn Turner and we also have a tour coming up. The song is written by me, Ståle Naas and Joe Lynn Turner, recorded on a day of on our last tour with JLT. Quick and to the point!"

Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine AOR reviewed the single and said: "It's a truly terrific track that captures perfectly the spirit of the MK III and IV Purple line-ups, embroidered and emboldened by Turner's sensational singing."

[Thanks to: Jo Henning Kåsin]

Joe Lynn Turner, Doogie White & Don Airey to Take Part in Schubert In Rock Project

Schubert in Rock, a fusion of great rock musicians recording an album with Klaus Schubert from Austria, will feature Doogie White, Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Biff Byford (Saxon) and Marc Storace (Krokus) on vocals. Don Airey (keyboards) and Neil Murray (bass) are also involved. The CD Release is planned for September/October 2013.

The album will be played live on stage at Innsbruck Congress in Austria on December 6th, 2013 with both Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White.

[Source: Schubert in Rock Facebook]

Joe Lynn Turner To Guest On New Avantasia Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen) has been confirmed as one of the guest musicians who will appear on "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from Edguy frontman Tobias Sammet's Avantasia project. Also scheduled to make appearances on the CD are Michael Kiske (Unisonic, Helloween), Saxon frontman Biff Byford, former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, drummer Russell Gilbrook of Uriah Heep, Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen (also ex-Bodine, Vengeance), Ronnie Atkins of Danish hard rock veterans Pretty Maids and Mr. Big frontman Eric Martin.

The new Avantasia CD was recorded in part at VOX Klangstudio in Bendestorf, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Edguy, Epica, Rhapsody).

"The Mystery Of Time" track listing:

01. Spectres
02. The Watchmakers' Dream
03. Black Orchid
04. Where Clock Hands Freeze
05. Sleepwalking
06. Savior In The Clockwork
07. Invoke The Machine
08. What's Left Of Me
09. Dweller In A Dream
10. The Great Mystery

The Mystery of Time is due for release in March 2013.

[source: Blabbermouth]

Joe Lynn Turner & Tony Carey Featured On New The Jan Holberg Project Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen) sings three songs on the new album from The Jan Holberg Project, "At Your Service", which is being released in Norway in January via Nordic Records. Also making guest appearances on the CD are former Rainbow keyboardist Tony Carey, Åge Sten Nilsen (WIG WAM), Gulli Briem, Skjalg Mikalsen Raaen, Eyþór Gunnarsson, Fridrik Karlsson and Ranveig Seljemark.

The CD's first single, "Outta My Face", which features vocals and lyrics from Carey, can be streamed below.

Joe Lynn Turner previously starred in Holberg's documentary "Street Of Dreams: Without A Dream In Your Heart, What The Hell Is There?" and also appeared on The Jan Holberg Project 's last CD, 2011's "Sense Of Time".

"Street Of Dreams: Without A Dream In Your Heart, What The Hell Is There?" follows Jan Erling through the beautiful landscape of Norway as he gets his first real chance of a major breakthrough as a musician on tour with his favorite vocalist of all time — Joe Lynn Turner. The film gets up close and personal as we experience his ups and downs on his journey. Will his dream of becoming a rock star come true, or will he have to go back to his former job and an anonymous life in his wooden house by the fjord?

[source: Blabbermouth]

Joe Lynn Turner To Take Part In 'Raiding The Rock Vault'

The history of rock 'n' roll will come to life like never before with "Raiding The Rock Vault". The spectacular show is set for Thursday, November 29 at the Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles, leading up to a nationwide tour in 2013. Narrated, sung and acted along with compelling imagery including historical footage, the show transports the audience back to a magical musical journey from 1950 to 1990.

Traversing the genre's history chronologically through the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s, through to the year 1990, "Raiding The Rock Vault" features classic anthems from The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Free, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Bryan Adams, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Wueen, Kiss, The Rolling Stones and more, truly boasting "The Greatest Setlist Ever."

These timeless gems are translated on stage live and loud by an all-star band comprised of:

* Howard Leese (guitar; Heart, Paul Rodgers)
* Joe Lynn Turner (vocals; Rainbow, Deep Purple)
* Tracii Guns (Guitar; L.A. Guns, Guns'n'Roses)
* Robin McAuley (Vocals; MSG, Survivor)
* John Payne (Bass, Vocals; Asia)
* Paul Shortino (Vocals; Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot)
* Jay Schellen (Drums; Hurricane, Asia)
* Andrew Freeman (Guitar, Vocals; Lynch Mob, The Offspring)
* Michael T. Ross (Keyboards; Lita Ford, Hardline, Angel)

Joe Lynn Turner comments: "'Raiding The Rock Vault' is the real deal! Others have tried to attempt a similar show but nothing will be like this! I am honored and proud to be a part of what is soon to be a part of rock and roll history!"

For more information, go to this location.

[source: Blabbermouth]

Jan Erling Holberg Documentary "Street of Dreams" featuring Joe Lynn Turner

An documentary movie titled "Street of Dreams" will get it's first festival screening at the prestigious Trondheim Dokumentarfestival late November. The documentary will follow Jan Erling through the beautiful landscape of Norway as he gets his first real chance of a major breakthrough on tour with his favorite vocalist of all times – Joe Lynn Turner.

This is an universal story of never giving up, seizing the day and following your heart. We want to give the viewer the feelgood-sensation as we follow our main character, Jan Erling, at home, in the studio, the kindergarden, skiing in the mountains and of course on tour. But will Jan Erling ever become a rockstar? My goal for this film is to reach out to a broad audience. This is not only a film for the fans of Joe Lynn Turner, but for every preson that ever had a dream about wanting more of life than the A4-existece.

Just hearing the name Joe Lynn Turner is enough to send shivers down the spine for any fan of classic rock. Turner has put down vocal tracks on albums with legendary artists like Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngvie Malmsteen amongst many others. His latest contribution to the world of rock is a little bit different.

In March 2011, the album "Sense of Time" was released. The man behind the album is the anonymous Norwegian Jan Erling Holberg. Allthough educated at LIPA, bassplayer Jan Erling never made his way into the world of the stars. Meanwhile, he has been living a normal family life with wife and kids in a small community in Norway. He had everything a man could ever want. House, boat, stabile job and a beautiful family. Despite of this, Jan Erling got depressed. His 30 year old ambition of becoming a professional musician seemed to fade away into a suburban dream. Jan Erling decided to do something about it before it was too late. Recording demos at night resulted in a handful of tracks that raised the attention of his childhood hero Joe Lynn Turner. Jan Erling quit his job, raised the money on his own and a year later he was closer than everbefore to fulfill his dream.

The documentary movie will follow Jan Erling through the beautiful landscape of Norway as he gets his first and only chance of a major breakthrough on tour with his favorite vocalist of all times – Joe Lynn Turner. We will follow him on his ups and downs to see if his dream of becoming a rockstar will be realized or if he has to go back to his former job and a anonymous life in his wooden house by the fjord.

The project have recieved financial support from Midtnorsk Filmsenter and Hemne Kommune. Below you can check the documentary trailer. More information can be found on this Facebook page for this project.

[Thanks to: Gustavo Solinas]

Joe Lynn Turner & Carmine Appice dismess rumors about New Supergroup

On September 17, 2012, reports were posted on various websites with what appeared to be "official news"> from Ex-Rainbow/Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner (JLT) and Ex-Ozzy Osbourne/Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice about a new band/project with Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot). Both Appice and Turner have officially dismissed this news as a rumor.

The musicians said that there was never any press release sent out by either of their media representatives or their record companies. While both of them agree that they have had casual conversations about musicians they would like to work with, including Michael Anthony, this news of the formation of a <> is not official or confirmed.

Turner admits, "Carmine and I are longtime friends and we have talked over the years about working together on future projects. These are conversations musicians like us often have all the time. These conversations are not 'official news' it is just casual talk. Like many artists, we exchange ideas about people we would like to work with if given the chance. Names like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Michael Anthony are all musicians we both admire but we never released any official news stating that we were planning to launch this so-called supergroup." Turner and Appice would like to specifically apologize to bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) and his fans for any confusion this rumor or any casual conversations might have caused.

Appice confirms, "We had nothing to do with the publishing of any of this news about this project and neither of us talked to any journalists or media people 'on the record' about a possible supergroup. Having said all this, Joe and I have worked together in the past and can't rule out the possibility of working together in the future."

[source: Lisa Walker, Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner]

Joe Lynn Turner Rumored To Be Forming New Supergroup

Rumors in the air - Joe Lynn Turner is putting together a new "supergroup" (not his first following Mother's Army, Over The Rainbow, Voices Of Rainbow, Voices of Classic Rock). This time he is apparently hooking up with drummer Carmine Appice and Bassist Michael Anthony, with a guitarist yet to be announced.

The group plans to write and record new music in the vein of classic 70s rock artists such as Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Stay tuned...

[source: Melodic Rock]

Joe Lynn Turner Taking Part In 'Legends: Voices Of Rock' Tour

Millions and millions of fans all over the world have enjoyed the amazing music from classic rock bands such as Journey, Toto, Chicago, Deep Purple, Starship, Rainbow and Foreigner. The songs that truly are the soundtrack of generations.

Imagine that you could see a live concert with not only one but up to four of the legendary singers, performing their biggest hits together backed by a world-class band of famous top musicians!!

Welcome to Legends: Voices Of Rock. The legendary singers include Grammy-winning and million-selling names like Bobby Kimball (Toto), Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Steve Augeri (Journey) and more!!!

The two guys behind Legends are Swedish guitar players Tommy Denander and Sayit Dölen.

Tommy Denander is a Grammy-nominated, world-famous top guitarist who has played on more than 2,000 albums with superstars like Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Peter Cetera, B.B. King, Carlos Santana and many more.

Sayit Dölen has a long career of studio and live work with stars like Enrique Iglesias, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jimi Jamison, Bobby Kimball, Kate Melua and many more.

With handpicked top musicians and a serious effort to play the hits with the original quality — and sometimes better — Legends: Voices Of Rock offers a top-quality show for any part of the world.

The project is currently on tour and next up is Japan in June and various festivals in Scandinavia this summer. Shows for all over Europe, Russia, Australia, China and America are in the making for 2012 and 2013.

Legends: Voices Of Rock will play in Finland (May 24-27), Japan (June 7-13) and Sweden (June 30, July 1 & 25). Joe Lynn Turner will be part of the line up for the Swedish dates.

For more information, visit

[source: Blabbermouth]

3 Shows in Norway for Joe Lynn Turner with Come Taste the Band

Joe Lynn Turner will play Norway together with Deep Purple tribute band Come Taste the Band. The Norwegian hardrock band formed by guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and singer, Vidar Heldal in 1997. The band has focused on the rich and wonderful songs from british hardrock legends, Deep Purple. Come Taste the Band has been on tour since 1997 and have recorded two albums and two live concerts (VHS/DVD). The band has played hundreds of concerts since 1997.

In 2007 CTTB made a special concert with former Deep Purple bassplayer/ singer, Glenn Hughes. This collaboration led to four tours that celebrated the music of Deep Purple Mark III and IV. Playing songs like Burn, Stormbringer, Mistreated and many more, Glenn Hughes & CTTB made big success with these concerts! The last concert was a high energic performance at Trondheim Rockfest in 2010!

In 2011 Come Taste the Band linked up with former Rainbow/Deep Purple singer, Joe Lynn Turner to do a concert at Kartfestivalen, Norway. The show was a huge success with some 2000 fans attending the show. The setlist was a mixture of Rainbow and Deep Purple classics!

They'll do now 3 shows in Norway together:

April 27th, 2012 – Parkbiografen, Skien
April 28th, 2012 – Union Scene, Drammen
April 29th, 2012 – Kick Scene, Kristiansand!

[thanks to: Roy Hårstad]

Joe Lynn Turner has a book & rock opera in the works

Joe Lynn Turner reveals he's got a book in the works in a new interview by Jeb Wright on Classic Rock Revisited.

On the question "You were also being called Jolene at the time (Rainbow days)", Joe answered "Oh, that was a huge Dolly Parton record. Ross Haflin was calling me that. You just wait till my book comes out. I have some great stories about Ross".

The book also got a mention when another "Will Ritchie ever return to rock" question was asked. JLT: "It really is a shame, though; as I know he wants to do that, in his heart. I think they’ve got him right by the balls. He’s trapped. He’s mind fucked. He just can’t seem to see daylight. To me, I watched Ritchie go through three or four wives when I was with him. I saw the same pattern in everyone that he married. I am not putting Blackmore down; I am just saying that it is not going to happen. It is all going to be in the book".

It's not clear when the book can be expected. Joe only revealed: "I have picked out a writer, although I went through a few before him. I was going to use the guy who did Glenn Hughes’ book but he didn’t work out because he wants too much money."

Joe also told: "There is a rock opera that I wrote a number of years ago that I am working with Tribeca Films, which are Robert DeNiro’s people. It is about Galileo. Nobody knows that Galileo invented the telescope and that he was a drunken womanizer. He was a rock star for his time. He proved the earth revolved around the sun and he survived the Inquisition. We are hoping to get something going with it. There are songs written for the thing and we are feeling it out."

Read the full interview here.

[source: Jeb Wright, Classic Rock Revisited - April 2012]

Joe Lynn Turner, Bobby Rondinelli & Greg Smith on new George Gakis CD

George Gakis has been a longstanding figure in the Greek rock music scene. He created "The Troublemakers" in May 1993, as a five person (melodic) rock group, influenced by groups such as, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Winger, Scorpions etc. Through his own label G. G. Records, he released three albums: "Keep on Rock 'n' Rollin" (1989), "Pain in my ass" (1995), "Forbidden Paradise" (2000), music and lyrics by George Gakis.

George Gakis very recently finished the recording of his new album, titled: Too much ain't never enough, which includes ten original songs, lyrics and music by George Gakis, and one very special arrangement of a traditional Greek song.

The album is coproduced and mixed by C. F. Kip Winger, with guest star appearances by Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), James Kottak (Scorpions), Greg Smith (Alice Cooper, Over the Rainbow), Mark Cross (Helloween, Firewind, Outloud) and Yiannis Spathas (guitarist of legendary Greek rock group Socrates). The release date of the album is on February of 2012 by Perris Records USA, throughout the world.

Joe Lynn Turner will sing on "Street of Broken Dreams" while Bobby Rondinelli & Greg Smith will contribute drums and bass on the track "When Opposites Attract".

Joe Lynn Turner's Sunstorm To Release 'Emotional Fire' In February

Joe Lynn Turner's popular AOR side project with German/American producer Dennis Ward, Sunstorm, will release its third album, entitled "Emotional Fire", on February 24, 2012 in Europe (February 28 in North America) via Frontiers Records.

Born after Turner met with Frontiers Records' president Serafino Perugino, the Sunstorm project was a way to dig up some old gems, written by the former Rainbow, Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmsteen singer during the mid-'80s. The task was to create an ultimate Joe Lynn Turner melodic rock "dream collection." This brought on the release of the first Sunstorm album in 2006 — which was met with much critical acclaim — and the follow-up, "House Of Dreams", three years later.

While the first two albums' basic inspiration came from the melodic rock catalogue of songs that Turner penned for himself or other artists of the genre, for this third album, Frontiers and Joe Lynn Turner decided to look at Turner's numerous vocal sessions he did in the '80s as a background vocalist for other artists. This brought on a resurrection of some of Michael Bolton's melodic rock gems such as "Gina", (originally included on "The Hunger" album, where Turner contributed background vocals), "You Wouldn't Know Love" and "Emotional Fire", which Bolton penned for the "Heart Of Stone" album by Cher (in which Turner also appeared as background vocalist).

"I sang background on the original 'Gina'," says Joe, "Michael and I did all of the parts but I tried to rock it up a bit more than the original... not so pop! Good song though! It's funny... I heard 'Emotional Fire' from Desmond Child during a writing session and then he asked me to sing background vocals on it! Crazy! It's like one big circle!"

With production and mixing once again under the expert hands of Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Angra) and a track listing rounded out by some amazing songs written by the likes of Soren Kronkvist (Crash The System, Issa), Tom and James Martin (Vega, Sunstorm, Khymera) and Daniel Palmqvist (Xorigin, The Murder Of My Sweet), the third Sunstorm album, "Emotional Fire", is destined to reignite the melodic rock passion in every fan.

"I think this record has a good mix of songs," concludes Joe, "Just what Sunstorm is supposed to be! Dennis Ward is a great producer and the players are amazing. I have to say I am pleased with the work we did and hope that everyone else will be pleased as well… Enjoy!"

"Emotional Fire" track listing:

01. Never Give Up
02. Emotional Fire
03. Lay Down Your Arms
04. You Wouldn't Know Love
05. Wish You Were Here
06. Torn In Half
07. Gina
08. The Higher You Rise
09. Emily
10. Follow Your Heart
11. All I Am

The first single, 'Never Give Up' can be exclusively streamed on the Frontiers Records webradio

[source: Frontiers Records Press Release - thanks to: Lisa Walker]

New Sunstorm CD featuring Joe Lynn Turner expected early next year

Singer Joe Lynn Turner is putting the finishing touches to the recording of his vocals for the new Sunstorm album that will be entitled "Emotional Fire". While the first two albums basic inspiration came from the AOR catalogue of songs that Turner penned for himself or other artists of the genre, for this third album it was decided to look at Turner's numerous vocal sessions he did in the 80's as background vocalist for other artists.

This brought to the resurrection of some AOR gems which will be included on the new album. Dennis Ward is once again producing the record and the tracklisting is rounded out by some amazing songs written by Soren Kronkvist (Crash the System, Issa), Tom and James Martin (Vega, Sunstorm, Khymera) and Daniel Palmqvist (Xorigin, The Murder of My Sweet) among others.

Release is expected in the winter 2012.

[source: Melodic Rock]

Pushking CD featuring Joe Lynn Turner & Graham Bonnet out now

The Pushking CD "The World as We Love It" is finally out and on sale. We already posted news about this album in early 2009. It was supposed to get released last year but it finally has come out now in 2011. Fans can buy the CD through NEH and Amazon.

Graham Bonnet (ex-Rainbow, ex-MSG, Alcatrazz) recorded his part for the songs "God made us free" and "Kukarracha" in September 2008 in a Los Angeles, California studio.

Joe Lynn Turner recorded his part for the song "Head shooter" and the song "Kukarracha" (CD 1996 "V.I.P. music by Koha, lyrics by Koha/Valery Komissarov) in a San Diego, California studio in September 2008.

Joe said, "The PUSHKING DUETS CD has remarkable potential!!! Great music indeed. I can't wait to hear the final cut! It's an honor to be on board with so many amazing performers!"

The album contains 19 tracks:

1. Intro
2. Nightrider (vocals, guitar Billy F.Gibbons)
3. It will be O.K. (vocals Billy F.Gibbons, guitar Nuno Bettencourt)
4. Kukarracha (vocals: Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Eric Martin, Paul Stanley, Glenn Hughes)
5. Stranger's song (vocals John Lawton, guitar Steve Stevens)
6. Cut the wire (vocals: Paul Stanley, guitar Stevie Salas)
7. My reflection after seeing the Shindler's list movie (vocals: Koha, guitar Steve Vai)
8. Trouble love (vocals: Alice Cooper, guitar Keri Kelli)
9. Why don't you (vocals: Glenn Hughes, guitar Dobro Al Perkens)
10. God made us free (vocals: Graham Bonnet, guitar Dobro Al Perkens)
11. Tonight (vocal Glenn Hughes, guitar Joe Bonamassa)
12. I believe (vocals: Jeff Scott Soto)
13. Open letter to God (vocals: Eric Martin)
14. Head shooter (vocals: Joe Lynn Turner)
15. I love you (vocals: Dan McCafferty)
16. Heroin (vocals: Jorn Lande, guitar Alex de Rosso)
17. My simple song (vocals: Dan McCafferty)
18. Nature's child (vocals: Udo Dirkschneider)
19. Private own (vocals: Glenn Hughes, guitar Matt Filippini)

More about Pushking on their website.

[thanks to: Gustavo Solinas]

Jan Holberg Project featuring Joe Lynn Turner to be released on January 20th, 2011

Jan E. Holberg is a bassplayer who has been working as a studio bassplayer for many years. He decided in 2008 to start writing his own music beside being a bassplayer. Songs were written, and in the summer of 2009 he went into the studio with some local musicians from Trondheim, Norway.

After listening to the tracks the idea arise to contact some of the musicians that has been a major influence to him came to mind.... In the spring of 2010 he went to Reykjavik, Iceland to record the debut album "Sense of Time". Joe Lynn Turner did all the vocals in New Jersey, US.

The musicians on the album are:

Jan E. Holberg - bass
Joe Lynn Turner - vocals (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Malmsteen)
Gulli Briem - drums (Mezzoforte, Earth Affair)
Eythor Gunnarsson - keyboards (Mezzoforte)
Skalg Mikaelson Raaen - guitars (Sambandet, Espen Lind)
Bente Smaavik - backing vocals (Blonde on Blonde, Perfect Crime)

The album will contains 10 songs written by Jan Holberg in the style of pop/rock/funk. During the songwriting process there has been focus on strong/good melodies, and always kept in mind that "less is more"!!!!

On the (Swedish) website of Nordic Records you can now listen to 5 songs of the album.

[source: Jan Holberg official website]

New tracks by Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White on Melodic Rock compilation CD

Melodic Rock will release volume 7 of their compilation CD series on September 17. MR explains on their site: This compilation is a little different than previous ones, in that I have gathered tracks with two distinct moods - dark and moody and light and breezy. So the music of this set is split into the two discs. CD1 - Darkness: My War / CD2 - Light: When You Believe.

Forces Of Dark & Light will be priced at $18 + $5 international shipping and is officially released September 17, with pre-orders shipping by September 10. Pre-orders will be available from this Monday, with a few extra MP3 bonus tracks included as per usual. All artwork is from the super talented Richard Mace.

CD 1 of this compilation has new unreleased tracks by Joe Lynn Turner (This Is Who I Am) and Doogie White (Times Like These).

The song by Doogie White was gonna be on his solo album, but now that it get released already on this compilation it's not. The Tank album featuring Doogie White on vocals is now being mixed. Doogie will also provide the vocals on the album by the German Deep Purple tribute act Demon's Eye. This will be recorded next week.

CD 2 has another track by Joe Lynn Turner together with Jane Bogaert called Give It Up. This duet comes from Jane Bogaert's solo album "5th Dimension" which was released on May 21st. Jane, a Swiss female singer, who is also a member of the band Dominoe. They toured together with Joe Lynn Turner for the Classic Rock Nights concerts in Europe 2008.

[source: Melodic Rock]

"The Voices of Rainbow" Tour with Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White

Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner with Japanese band and Doogie White will tour Japan late September. The tour has been named the "Voices of Rainbow" Special Live in Japan.

The tourdates are:

Sep 27, 2010 - Big Cat, Osaka, Japan
Sep 29, 2010 - Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan
Sep 30, 2010 - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall, Tokyo, Japan

The line-up for these shows are:

Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet:

Graham Bonnet (vocals), Howie Simon (guitar), Tim Luce (bass) and Jeff Bowders (drums)

Joe Lynn Turner:

Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Akira Kajiyama (guitar), Toshio Egawa (keyboards), Atsushi Hasegawa (bass) and Kenichi Fujimoto (drums)

Guest Vocals:

Doogie White

More info & tickets (in Japanese language on the site of ZAK Corporation.

[Thanks to: Howie Simon & Bonnet Rocks!]

Tribute to Dio - Joe Lynn Turner with School of Rock


Students attending the SCHOOL OF ROCK programs in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to share a studio and stage with legendary rock singer/guitarist Joe Lynn Turner, when he serves as guest professor and performer with the All-Stars at three locations in June: Downington PA 6/17, Bergen County, NJ 6/18 and New York City 6/19. Included in the set list for the shows, the students and Turner will perform a tribute to his former Rainbow band mate who recently passed away, Ronnie James Dio.

Turner's career highlights in the heavy metal/rock world include performing and/or recording with Rainbow, Bob Daisley and Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.

Turner excitedly agreed to take on the role of guest professor, saying "I wish there was a School of Rock when I was growing up... what a fantastic idea! I wanted to work with the student's way before this but my touring schedule did not allow, so I am so excited to have this opportunity to rock out and share my experience. It will be a blast!!" Tickets for the three shows are $5.00 for School of Rock members and $10.00 for general admission at the door.

Thursday June 17:
School of Rock
478 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
Showtime: 7:00pm

Friday June 18:
School of Rock
31 Schrieffer Street
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
201 342 8314
Showtime: 7:00pm

Saturday June 19:
Crash Mansion
199 Bowery Street, NY, NY 10002
Showtime: 5:00pm

About School of Rock:
School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids. Our mission is to inspire kids to rock on stage and in life. Our proprietary performance-based curriculum teaches kids to play rock music in a unique and interactive way, which is changing the way kids learn to play music across America. Professional musicians teach students of all levels, developing both their music skills and confidence. School of Rock operates 58 schools in 23 states and has developed an aggressive growth strategy seeking franchise partners throughout the United States.

For more information about School of Rock, please visit

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Joe Lynn Turner on New Voices of Rock CD - Sound Preview Available

The New Voices Of Rock CD titled "High & Mighty" will be released on August 28th and will feature Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Tony Martin (Black Babbath), Bert Heerink (Vandenberg) and Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt).

After their highly acclaimed debut album "Voices Of Rock MMVII" Germany based producers Chris Lausmann (Bonfire, Jaded Heart) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) did it again. The award winning team of Lausmann & Voss ("SAE alumni" award for the best procuction 2007) decided to move on and write new gems in the vein of traditional Melodic Rock. On this album, you won't find any compromises, - no-one will jump onto a trendy train here.

The astonishing line-up of international top score singers as Dan Reed, Robin Beck, James Christian, Gary Barden, to name a few, built the starring on album number one and gave the songs all written by Lausmann/Voss their trade.

The new effort is called "High & Mighty" will be out on August 28th and combines catchy melodies with a raunchy driven sound at the finest. The new album was recorded during the last year in Chris' and Michael's studios and being mastered by Munich's sound wizzard' Christoph Stickel'’ at MSM-Mastering Studios. The limited first edition digi-pack will include the bonus track "Maniac" sung by Michael Voss.

Track list:
01. Tony Martin - Into The Light
02. Bert Heerink - Shame On You
03. Joe Lynn Turner – Tonight
04. Paul Shortino - Rock Me
05. Rob Rock - Remember Me
06. Mitch Malloy - Lay You Down To Rest
07. Tony Mills - In The Heart Of The Young
08. David Reece - Dirty Games
09. Paul Sabu - Down The Drain
10. Torben Schmidt - Only 4 Ever
11. Michael Voss – Maniac (bonus track)


Joe Lynn Turner "JLT 2009 High Gear Tour" adds a new date with MSG

Garnoe Press Release:

JLT/MSG Rock Sao Paulo - Sunday July 26th
The Stones Rock Bar

Garnoe Concerts announces a big show for the Joe Lynn Turner - JLT High Gear Tour. Confirmed today this tour will now also feature a special performance with The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP in Sao Paulo on Sunday, July 26 at The Stones Rock Bar as MSG also kicks of the South American leg of his /In the Midst of Beauty World Tour/... This show promises to be an amazing event as these two icons showcase their brand of legendary Hard Rock music...

Joe Lynn Turner ("JLT") one of Hard Rock's most distinctive, soulful and expressive vocalists brings his 2009 HIGH GEAR TOUR to stages across Latin America. Having spent over half of his professional career fronting some of Hard Rock's most important and influential bands including; Rainbow, Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmsteen, JLT's extraordinary legacy in Hard Rock music developed a resilient foundation for his continual on going works. His artistic career spans nearly 30 years and includes over 7,000,000 million albums sales, and 60 album credits. JLT continues to forge his legacy having never limited his options or his experiences as he continues to work with some of the most creative names in music and consistently release critically acclaimed solo albums, collaborative projects and tour globally year after year.

For more information on cities, dates, times, ticket outlets please visit the Joe Lynn Turner Latin American Tour Site for more information at:

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Joe Lynn Turner sings two songs on Howard Leese Solo Album

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the European release of the brand new Howard Leese album Secret Weapon on July 3.

Best known as guitar player for Heart which he joined in 1975 and with whom he stayed for 22 years, Leese co-produced some of their 13 albums. Heart had 20 top 40 singles, 3 International no. 1 singles, a no. 1 album ("Heart") in 85', has received 4 Grammy nominations and has sold 40 million records worldwide.

Howard Leese has often been called "Heart's secret weapon". His debut solo record, aptly titled "Secret Weapon" is an effort that's sure to thrust him into the spotlight he so patiently has watched dance around in front of him for decades. ""Secret Weapon" has a wide range of styles. It can go from heavy power trio rock to full symphony orchestra to tender acoustic passages, and that's just in one song!" says Howard, who offered up such Rock giants like Joe Lynn Turner (former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer), Paul Rodgers, Keith Emerson or Jimi Jamison (ex Survivor), to have their spotlight turn on his record.

Tracklisting of "Secret Weapon" includes: Alive Again (vocals Joe Lynn Turner); Heal The Broken Hearted (vocals Paul Rodgers); Hot To Cold (vocals: Deanna Johnston & Joe Lynn Turner), French Quarter (instrumental feat. Keith Emerson); 33 West Street (instrumental feat. Paul Reed Smith), The South Summit (vocals Duke Fame), Rada's Theme (instrumental), The Vine (vocals Jimi Jamison), In These Eyes (vocals Keith St. John), Vermilion Border (instrumental), I've Been Leavin' You (vocals Andrew Black), Somewhere (Theme From West Side Story) (instrumental).

[source: Frontiers records -]

Samples of new Joe Lynn Turner's Sunstorm Project "House of Dreams" CD available

Frontiers Records will release the 2nd Sunstorm album featuring Joe Lynn Turner on vocals on April 17th. The album is titled "House of Dreams".

The first album from the Sunstorm project saw the light of day in 2006, when former Rainbow, Malmsteen, Deep Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner accepted the idea proposed to him by Frontiers Records President Serafino Perugino, that was to blow the dust off some awesome songs that he wrote for the aborted follow up album to his debut "Rescue You" during the 80's.

Once again Joe Lynn Turner dug deep in the archives and found some classy Melodic Rock gems. In particular, "I Found Love", "Forever Now" and "Save a Place in Your Heart" (where another AOR cult-hero Paul Sabu appears among the writing credits), while Serafino asked Joe to finally release 'his' version of the amazing ballad "Walk On", that Turner co-wrote with Desmond Child (Kiss, Bon Jovi etc) for the Jimmy Barnes album "Freight Train Heart" from 1987.

Additionally, Jim Peterik was called to offer his talents to the project once again, thus "Tears on the Pages" (a Jon Lind and Russ Ballard co-written tune), "Say You Will" and "Gutters of Gold" entered the track selection. The remaining songs were written by brothers Tom and James Martin (House of Lords, Khymera) who were able to capture the spirit and quality of songs expected for the Sunstorm project.

There are 4 samples of songs of this album available now: Divided, Don't Give Up, Found Love and House Of Dreams.

[thanks to: Gustavo Solinas]

Joe Lynn Turner and Big Noize make "Battlefields" available for streaming

From Big Noize's My Space Blog: We are happy to announce that the song "Battlefields" that was performed for our troops in Iraq and Kuwait has finally been completed and has been posted. There was quite a delay in getting this done, for many reasons, but mainly scheduling - some of us are East Coast and some are on the West Coast!

Anyway, the music was recorded and send to Joe in NJ who then sang the vocal and sent it back to LA where it was mixed and mastered. We are really happy to have it up here although we have to wait for clearance to allow it to be distributed. In the mentime you may add it to your profile and please listen to it all you want.

It is really an emotional song and it brings us right back to the special time that we were able to share with all of our troops in all the remotest locations. It is also dedicated to all the troops that we were not able to see, and those in other parts of the world; we know that you are out there putting it all on the line for our security, freedom and safety, and we THANK YOU!

Our lives will certainly never be the same, nor taken for granted, after meeting all of you fantastic man and women of our Military, and we Salute you - God bless you all.

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Guest Spots for Graham Bonnet & Joe Lynn Turner on New Pushking Album

Pushking is one of Russia's most popular metal/rock bands and have released over 15 albums. The band's new album is a tribute to their music heroes. They have a huge list of guest spots on the new album that will be released late 2009. The title of the album will be "Pushking - Duets". It will contain 19 songs covering Pushking's entire discography since 1996 and featuring contributions from some of "the greatest vocalists and musicians" from the world rock scene.

The album features guests spots from Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler, Andrea Bocelli, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Dan Mc Cafferty (Nazareth), John Lawton (Uriah Heep), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz), Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, UDO) and Ian Gillan (Deep Purple).

The song "Kukarracha" will feature Glenn Hughes, Graham Bonnet & Joe Lynn Turner. Graham is also on another track called "God Made Us Free", while Joe Lynn Turner is also to be heard on a second track, "Head Shooter".

[Source: Deuce News / Blabbermouth]

Joe Lynn Turner's 2nd Sunstorm album titled "House of Dreams" out in April

According to a press release by Frontiers Records, Joe Lynn Turner has completed and sent to Dennis Ward all the vocal tracks for the forthcoming SUNSTORM second album to be entitled "House of Dreams."

The mix is already in the works and the album production is going to be completed in February. "I love this project," stated Joe, "The list of the songwriters is impressive and these songs have come to life greatly." Frontiers plans to release the album in April 2009.

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Big Noize forced to cancel South American tour in December

(Studio City, CA.) Supergroup Big Noize, featuring vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), bassist Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, VINCE NEIL), guitarist Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, RATT) and drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) has been forced to cancel their South American tour this month.

On December 4, 2008 Big Noize and booking agent Sullivan Bigg released the following statement:

Although there were several promoters involved, all of them were in breach of contract by failing to make arrangements and provide the funding as agreed, despite repeated requests from band management and agent. Big Noize waited to cancel until "the last minute" in good faith that flight/hotel arrangements and funding would show up.

As of today, neither flight/hotel arrangements or funding has been sent to band management nor their agent. The members of Big Noize were looking forward to playing to fans on this tour. The band, management and booking agent are all sad and disappointed that this has happened but they are looking forward to an opportunity in the future to reschedule a tour to South America with more reputable promoters.

Anyone who purchased tickets should address their refund issues and concerns directly to the promoters and corresponding venues.

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Joe Lynn Turner's New Year's Eve Event with Chalfant and Derek St. Holmes

Joe Lynn Turner joins Kevin Chalfant (The Storm) and Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) as The Voices of Rock Radio for a special New Year's Eve event near Chicago at The Meadows Club.

Three types of packages are available: Two that include a VIP meet/greet and all feature a seven course dinner, open bar, champagne toast, valet parking and concert admission.

To read more about this, check out the Meadows Club website: and the event poster.

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Joe Lynn Turner hooks up with Orleans & Friends for major benefit concert in Nashville

The October 16 event will feature JLT and several of his musical friends including: Orleans, Jimi Jamison, John Cafferty, Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult), John Ford Coley, Melissa Manchester and other Nashville-based musicians. It's a fundraiser for "You've Got The Power" celebrating the organization's 15th Anniversary serving Crime Victims' and Children's Advocacy.

Complete details and ticket information can be viewed on the Orleans website at

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Live Report: Big Noize featuring Joe Lynn Turner plays IRAQ

On September 9, 2008, Big Noize played a free concert for the U.S. and Coalition forces at Forward Operating Base Shield in Baghdad. After the sound check, the band enjoyed an outdoor barbeque while hanging out with the troops. The band kicked off around 8:00 o'clock and played one 2 ½ hour set, composed mostly of hits from Rainbow, Quiet Riot, AC/DC, Deep Purple and Ozzy.

While the performance of each of the band members was outstanding, the enthusiasm of the crowd and the band was what made it one of the most memorable concerts I've attended. The audience of mostly young soldiers head banged non-stop and then began crowd surfing. The band joined in with Joe surfing out across the crowd.

However, the most spectacular sight of the evening was provided by the Iraqis living at a neighboring compound. Approximately 50 Iraqis climbed the 20 foot tall concrete wall and then danced and generally rocked out for the rest of the evening. The band then stayed and signed autographs and visited for another hour or more. All in all, it was the best evening that this place has seen - ever. Thanks to the band for a great show and thanks for coming to visit us at FOB Shield. Take care, good luck and safe journeys.

Law and Order Task Force, Iraq

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

RONNIE JAMES DIO and Joe Lynn Turner on Metal Christmas Album

Bob Kulick and Brett Chassen have just finished the mastering of the album "We Wish You A Metal Christmas and a Headbanging New Year". It was recorded in the 101-degree Van Nuys, California sunshine this summer, with some help from their friends. Featuring all brand new studio recordings from stars such as Alice Cooper, Lemmy Kilmister, Ronnie James Dio, Dave Grohl, Billy Gibbons, Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Iommi and more.

Ronnie James Dio will sing on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". Other musicians on this track are Tony Iommi (Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, DIO) and Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO).

Joe Lynn Turner can be heard on the track "Rockin' Around the Xmas Tree". Also on this song are Bruce Kulick (Kiss), Bob Kulick (Alcatrazz, Skull) and again Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, DIO) and Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO).

"We Wish You A Metal Christmas and a Headbanging New Year" will be released in the U.S. on October 14 via Amoury Records and Black Ion Music. The MySpace page has a sample of another track, "Run Rudolph Run", with vocals by Lemmy (Motorhead).

[source: Blabbermouth]

Relive Freedom Fest: Radio Broadcast Features Joe Lynn Turner and RPM

On July 6th of this past summer, USA radio station Classic Hits 92.9 WBPM presented Freedom Fest. It was an all day music festival with Joe and 9 other members of Rock and Pop Masters (RPM) performing their hits of the 60's the 70's and the 80's.

The concert will be available for people with Internet access to listen to on August 30, 31 and September 1. For more information on broadcast times (listed in USA Eastern Standard Time), visit the radio station website:

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Joe Lynn Turner writes a Blog on upcoming Kuwait and Iraq gigs

From Joe Lynn Turner:

Hey everybody... My first solo live cd is coming out this fall... Europe release first... USA a little later... check out for official info on all dates.

I will play the Waterfront Fest in Newburgh, NY on August 31 .... so if you are in that area try and make it !! Sshould be a great time! We will do Dexters again in Riverdale in NJ October 4th..... but between all this it is a tour of Iraq with Big Noize! Here are some of my thoughts on this once in a life time event!!!

We really have no idea how long our shows will go in Iraq... lol... we talked about it today in a conference call... if we feel like playing for 90 minutes or 2 hours we will do it!! we are very excited about entertaining our troops!!! They deserve so much!... and for a time they can forget about whats happening around them and just "rock out" !!!

There are so many things about touring Iraq and Kuwait that are unique. For example... we are issued military orders... we have to carry our orders everywhere... We may be musicians but for those days in the middle east we will be part of our allied forces !!!... I'm so psyched!!!

Wwhen we arrive in Kuwait we will be issued "iba"...aka... individual body armor.... and no!!...I am not joking!!! This will weigh about 40 pounds and we will have to wear this on all flights on the tour and in any situation where we are told to wear it. .... It's for our own protection!!!... also ... We must stay together as a team!!!... No one is allowed to go off anywhere on their own!!!...So it will be a strong bonding experience as well!

We look forward to meeting the brave men and women of the multi-national forces on bases, in camps and in hospitals. We will do many meet and greets as well!!!as performers we have some special privileges!!! It will be so cool to be invited to the flight deck of a C-130, ride and drive a tank and blackhawk helicopters and maybe shoot howitzers into the hillsides!... Pretty crazy!!!..... We have been told that we may have to endure the legendary "Corkscrew" or "Combat" landing which has been described as similar to what used to be an "E" ticket ride in if you are close to my age you know what an "E" ticket is. lol!!!...Most civilians pass out or vomit due to the rough maneuver!!!

Some of the things we are not used to... They include possibly having to walk 50 feet to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night (no big deal considering !) and hanging out in 136F in the shade!! We will stay in barracks with the troops... It's very rare that we will get any "Hollywood" treatment as far as accommodations!!... No hotel suites in the desert!!! But I'm sure we will get through it. We will also be eating with the service men and women at scheduled meal times and if we are hungry after a show we hear there is a thing called "Midnight Ration." One thing the military does is feed you very well!!...

I am absolutely sure I will have a life changing experience and I am going into this with a 100% positive attitude. I am not going to lie and say it is not scary... it is!! But the United Force that is music is so powerful that I am willing to bring it to the troops!! They give us the freedom to follow our dreams... and this is at the very least what we can give to them!... Wish us luck!... See you soon!....All the best. JLT

[thanks to: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

Joe Lynn Turner plays with Big Noize in Kuwait and Iraq

Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple/Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen), bassist Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Simon Wright (ACDC) will bring their band Big Noize to Iraq and Kuwait in September. This rock and roll invasion is designed to increase morale and solidify the united force that bonds most all human beings around the world: Music!

Turner, who has his first live solo CD coming out in October on Frontiers Records (, is enthusiastic about performing for and meeting with the brave men and women from all countries who put their lives on the line every day. He says, "I have wanted to go to Iraq and perform for the Troops for a long time. Rainbow and Deep Purple have always had a lot of fans in the military. I tried to go via the USO as a volunteer musician and was turned down! We were overloaded with emails from service men and women, many who are big fans of this genre of music and wanted me to come over for a show. I know this will be a life changing experience."

The tour is organized by Jeff Thornton of Lone Wolf Entertainment and is part of the Multi National Corps Iraq program headquartered at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, to bring entertainment to the Multi National forces stationed in Iraq and Kuwait.

Tour Dates:
--September 5: Kuwait
--September 7, 8, 10 and 11: Iraq

[source: Lisa Walker (Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner)]

New Joe Lynn Turner CD "Live In Germany" out on October 10

Press Release: Former Deep Purple, Rainbow and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Joe Lynn Turner is a busy man these days. Mirroring his successful performance at the United Forces Of Rock Festival in Ludwigsburg, Germany on September 30th 2007, Frontiers Records will release on October 10th Turner’s first solo live album ever, aptly entitled "Live In Germany".

The tracklisting features some of the all-time classic songs that Joe has performed with Rainbow and Deep Purple, along with some of the newest classics of his solo repertoire. "Live in Germany" will include: 'Death Alley Driver', 'I Surrender', 'Power', 'Street of Dreams', 'Power of Love', 'Can't Let You Go', 'Jealous Lover', 'Your Love is Life', 'Blood Red Sky', 'Stone Cold', 'Can't Happen Here', 'Spotlight Kid', 'Burn'.

The line-up of Joe Lynn Turner's band for this concert is: Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Greg Smith (Bass / Backing Vocals), Mike Sorrentino (Drums), Carmine Giglio (Keyboards) and Karl Cochran (Guitar / Backing Vocals). A short review can be found here

"Live In Germany" portraits a killer show from a great artist, a testament of what was and a milestone for what is going to be!

Joe Lynn Turner will also appear live in Germany as part of the Classic Rock Nights 2008 and will perform together with Jimi Jamison (ex Survivor) and Orleans.

Dates confirmed so far include:
25.09 Aladin, Bremen
26.09 Capitol, Hannover
28.09 Markthalle, Hamburg

In the meanwhile, the production team responsible for the first SUNSTORM album has started the pre-production work for the recording of the second cd. This time Joe Lynn has found in his vaults a few true Melodic Rock gems such as : 'Standing In The Fire', 'Forever Now', 'Save a Place in Your Heart', 'I Found Love' and 'Walk On', while Jim Peterik (ex Survivor, Pride of Lions) offered these songs to the project: 'Say You Will', 'Tears On The Pages', 'Gutters of Gold'.

Completing the tracklisting will be 4 cuts written on purpose by Tom and James Martin (Khymera, House of Lords): 'The Spirit Inside', 'Don't Give Up', 'House of Dreams', 'Divided'. Musicians confirmed include Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) on bass and guitars, Uwe Reitenauer on guitars and Chris Schmidt on drums. Frontiers hopes to release the album in early 2009.

[source: Frontiers Records]

Joe Lynn Turner: Video Interview Series with Living Legends

The staff of Living Legends Music (which includes legendary Deep Purple and Rainbow Tour Manager, Colin Hart) met up with JLT recently in Florida. Living Legends' Greg Rike says, "I have taken it upon myself to reconnect the artists (like Joe Lynn Turner) with their audience. My experience has shown that these legendary artists are still writing, recording and touring and they are a MUST listen. The fact that they have not gotten day jobs speaks for itself. The craft of writing, performing and producing records has been well honed through time and experience."

To check out the complete video interview series, click here.

Here are all the titles of the interviews which were recorded on July 3rd, 2008 in Lake Mary, Florida.

1. I'm A Guitar Player First
2. Songwriting: Pain, Bush, Bono
3. I Thought It Was Over
4. Call from Rainbow's Ritchie Blackmore
5. A Lot of Guys Are Dead
6. Deep Purple, Slaves & Masters 7. Deep Purple's "Scapegoat"
8. I've Learned what NOT to Be
9. The Blues After Purple
10. Second Hand Life

11. Face to Face, Tell 'Em You Love 'Em [source: Lisa Walker, Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner]

Joe Lynn Turner, BOBBY RONDINELLI & TONY CAREY Together in New Supergroup

INTRODUCING Purple Rainbow!:
Line-Up: Joe Lynn Turner ­ Rainbow / Deep Purple; Bobby Rondinelli - Rainbow / Black Sabbath; Tony Carey - Rainbow / Planet P. Project; Craig Goldy ­ Dio.

Press Release / Purple Rainbow ­ Vintage ­ The Hardrock Years! Purple Rainbow features an incredible line-up of musicians from the most famous bands in hard rock. They were the cornerstones of a stellar array of hard rock superbands, from Deep Purple and Rainbow to Black Sabbath and Dio.

Now the members of Purple Rainbow have fulfilled a personal and professional dream and stepped into the spotlight to present the music that is their passion. Driven by their love of performing and their desire to revive the golden years of hard rock, they're staging a return to authentic music that comes from the heart and soul. Every individual member a winner, together they're an unstoppable force. No doubt about it - this is the most spectacular new band of the year.

The list of their classic songs is never-ending - "Man on the Silver Mountain", "Stargazer", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Smoke on the Water", "Highway Star", "Burn", "Tarot Woman"...

The music is at the core of hard rock's musical heritage. The name "Purple Rainbow" says it all. Vintage hard rock from the people who invented it! Why book a copy when you can have the real thing? This promises to be the most exciting band in a long time." Stay tuned...


Tony Carey explains, "Now, the members of Purple Rainbow have fulfilled a personal and professional dream and stepped into the spotlight to present the music that is our passion. Driven by our love of performing and their desire to revive the golden years of hard rock, we're staging a return to authentic music that comes from the heart and soul."

The band is currently looking to book concerts in 2009.

[thanks to: Tony Carey & Lisa Walker, Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner]

Joe Lynn Turner plays Florida & New York early July

Florida USA radio festival features fireworks and JLT

Joe hooks up with Orleans and Friends in Sanford, Florida July 4 from 5pm-10:30pm in Ft. Mellon Park along the Sanford RiverWalk. There will be a concert before sundown, fireworks and then a post-fireworks set. Other performers include Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Felix Cavaliere (Rascals) and David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise). A synchronized soundtrack to the fireworks will be simulcast on MAGIC 107.7fm radio.

Larry Hoppen of Orleans said, "We will play from about 7:30 or 8 to about 9, when major fireworks happen on the river for about 25-30 minutes. Then, we go back to the stage for another set plus encores."

(new!) updated Sanford website.

New York USA radio Freedom Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds hosts Joe with Rock and Pop Masters

July 6 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Classic Hits 92.9 (WBPM) and BUDWEISER present FREEDOM FEST. The concert will feature great rock performances by JLT, Jimi Jamison (Survivor), John Cafferty of the Beaver Brown Band, Robbie Dupree, Larry Hoppen (Orleans), Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Peter Rivera (Rare Earth), Spencer Davis and Gary U.S. Bonds.

The fairgrounds are very easy to get to from the New York City/Northern New Jersey Metropolitan area as well as Albany, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.

For more info, check out: Hudson Valley Freedom Fest and/or the Rock and Pop Masters website.

[source: Lisa Walker, Virtual Assistant to Joe Lynn Turner]

Joe Lynn Turner plays Benefit for the Rock Hall and the John Entwistle Foundation

Joe Lynn Turner scheduled to perform in the Benefit for the Rock Hall and the John Entwistle Foundation. Joe will join his good friends, former members of the John Entwistle Band, along with Blue Oyster Cult leadguitarist/vocalist Buck Dharma, September 20 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, USA.

Additional artists slated to be on the bill will be announced in the future but there is already a huge "buzz" happening about this concert. Proceeds from the show will benefit both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's educational outreach and the John Entwistle Foundation’s program of providing musical instruments and music lessons to disadvantaged youths through the public library systems in communities across the country.

Read more details at: and business news based in North Carolina.

[source: Joe Lynn Turner Yahoo group]

CLASSICS IN ROCK with Joe Lynn Turner & DOOGIE WHITE is Cancelled

Today, on April's fools day of all days, we received the bad news that the Classics in Rock Event that should have featured Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White amongst other performers including Eric Martin, Fish, Chris Thompson, Andy Scott and Ian Parry has been cancelled. This is the 2nd big rock event that has been cancelled recently in The Netherlands. Last week Fields of Rock was cancelled due to poor ticketsales and the lack of good headliners. No reason yet is given why the Classics in Rock Event has been cancelled, but most likely it's again poor ticketsales.

Doogie White says: "The Classics in Rock show at the Ahoy is cancelled. So for any of you who were going to attend, sorry. The JLT DTW duet will no doubt be a sorely missed highlight of the show that never was."

Lisa Walker (JLT's virtual assistent) now also has confirmed the cancellation: "Just got word from JLT's manager... the Rotterdam show has been cancelled".

The promotors of both Classics in Soul and Classics in Rock, New Road Media & Ahoy Rotterdam, have announced in a press report the reason both shows are cancelled is due to poor ticketsales.

People who have bought a ticket can return it before October 10, 2008 and get a refund at the known ticket sales addresses or at the Ahoy Hall.

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Joe Lynn Turner Live with BIG NOIZE in the USA March 2008

Joe Lynn Turner ended March 2008 with 4 concerts in one of his projects called Big Noize. The band's line-up includes besides JLT, bassist Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page), guitarist Carlos Cavazzo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell). There live-set exists of all kinda hardrock hits including Rainbow's Stone Cold, Street of Dreams & Long Live Rock and Roll. Other songs from their set are songs from Dio, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne & Quiet Riot.

Here are some links with more about Big Noize:

Artisan News / Ultimate (Ex-Purple, Sabbath, Quiet Riot, Make Big Noize Report) The Bearman and Keith (scroll down to Yappin' With The Bearman and Keith! for audio interviews with Big Noize) Concert Review Blasdell NY March 27, 2008 (on Glam Interview with Joe Lynn Turner March 23, 2008 (on Glam MySpace (the Big Noize MySpace site) Big Noize Video Report (97 Rock)

[Thanks to: Lisa Walker]

DOOGIE WHITE to duet with Joe Lynn Turner at 'CLASSICS IN ROCK' on April 12

Doogie White will be heading off to The Ahoy, Rotterdam in April, to perform at Classics in Rock. "I have been learning and rehearsing some songs. I am gonna work in London with the band, singing songs by the other singers. It just makes it easier for the band to know whats going on if there is someone singing along. Its a lot of fun actually and I am learning some new chops from great singers like Jimi Jamieson and Eric Martin".

Speaking of the former Mr Big vocalist, both he and I will be giving a guided tour of the stage and back stage area, answering questions, bursting spontaneously into song and hosting a pre show event for VIP package holders. Out of all the singers appearing I only know Ian Parry and Joe Lynn Turner. JLT and I have agreed on the song we are going to sing together. It's tough trying to find a good classic rock song to duet on but we have come up with a cracker. Of course as soon as you pick one and the band start working on it, suggestions start pouring in. Still I am looking forward to singing on stage with Joe and then sharing a nice cold beer with him afterwards."


Joe Lynn Turner plays live with JIM PETERIK and WORLD STAGE

Press release from JLT´s management:

World Stage Extravaganza to Feature Joe Lynn Turner and World Class Songwriter/Singer Jim Peterik

Founder of Survivor and Ex-Ides of March member, Jim Peterik's World Stage has become somewhat of a legend in the USA's midwest. On Feb 16 at 8pm, Peterik hosts the Eighth Annual event at the beautiful McAninch Art Center at the College of DuPage near Chicago. Joe will join his "Sunstorm" collaborator among a bevy of great musicians that also include Don Barnes of 38 Special and Jimi Jamison formerly of Survivor. To read more about Peterik and this incredible event, go to

JLT with Jim Peterik and World Stage
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, 8 p.m.
The MAC at College of DuPage
$49 adult/47 senior/39 youth
First and sec ond row seats: $100 adult/98 senior/90 youth
The MAC at DuPage:

[thanks to: Gustavo Solinas]

Joe Lynn Turner plays live with BIG NOIZE in the USA in February

BIG NOIZE — the new supergroup featuring vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot), drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath) and bassist Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) — intends to start off by playing the favored hits that the individual members were known for, either because they wrote them or they performed them during their times of biggest chart success.

After at least a year or so of playing these songs, BIG NOIZE hopes to start to feature new and original songs which will be written by the songwriting powerhouse that these four musician/writers represent.

Upcoming BIG NOIZE shows:

February 7
Kruzer’s Nightlife
121 4th Avenue South
Twin Falls, ID 83301

February 8
Teazer’s Bar & Grill / Club Insomnia
366 36th Street
Ogden, UT 84405

According to a press release, the group's setlist is an "explosion of anthems that topped rock and pop charts in the '70s and '80s", including the following:

"Crazy Train" - OZZY OSBOURNE
"Shot In The Dark" – OZZY OSBOURNE
"Smoke On The Water" - Deep Purple
"Highway Star" - Deep Purple
"Come On Feel The Noize" - QUIET RIOT
"Metal Health" - QUIET RIOT
"Rainbow In The Dark" - DIO
"Last In Line" - DIO
"Long Live Rock & Roll" - Rainbow
"Street Of Dreams" - Rainbow
"Stone Cold" - Rainbow

You can also find BIG NOIZE on MySpace at this location.

A trailer for the BIG NOIZE concert DVD, which was filmed in late 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee, can be viewed below:

[source: Blabbermouth]

GREG SMITH joins Joe Lynn Turner for US & EUROPEAN Live Dates

Greg Smith tells on MySpace: Hope everyone is well! Ted Nugent summer tour and subsequent Dokken gigs went REALLY well! Good to be home & I am doing a coupla local shows with Joe Lynn Turner as a "warm up" for our quick run in Spain and Germany. Rehearsed yesterday and Band is killing!

The line-up for Joe Lynn Turner's band is: Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Greg Smith (Bass / Backing Vocals), Mike Sorrentino (Drums), Carmine Giglio (Keyboards) and Karl Cochran (Guitar / Backing Vocals).


Sept 14: Dingbats Clifton, NJ USA
Sept 20: Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY USA
Sept 26: Madrid Heineken, Spain
Sept 28: Barcelona Luz De Gas, Spain
Sept 30: Ludwigsburg (near Stuttgart) United Forces Of Rock III Festival, Germany


Last March Classics in Rock had their first edition in the Ahoy Hall in Rotterdam, featuring Graham Bonnet and Glenn Hughes amongst a great line-up with many other rock icons. At the end of the show they announced that next year would be another edition.

The line-up for the next edition, which will take place on Saturday April 12, 2008 also in the Rotterdam Ahoy Hall, is again superb. Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White are on the bill. Other artists include Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Fish (Marillion), Anna Phoebe (Jethro Tull) and Andy Scott (The Sweet). All artists will perform with the Classics in Rock Symphonic Orchestra and The SAS Band. More names to be announced.

More info on the Classics in Rock website.

Joe Lynn Turner 'ROCKLINE' Performance & Interview available for streaming

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple) performed live on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn last night (Wednesday, September 5). Guitarist Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, GRAHAM BONNET, etc.) was as Joe's guest musician. The program is now available for streaming at During stints with Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen's RISING FORCE, singer Joe Lynn Turner was credited with helping these legendary rock bands redefine their sound, diversify their repertoire and achieve even more commercial success. On "Second Hand Life", his first USA solo release (Friday Music) in nearly five years and tenth solo album to date, he proudly showcases the many sides to his rock and roll personality.

The USA edition of "Second Hand Life" is currently available via iTunes. The street date of the CD was August 28 (distributed by Ryko) and it features the additional track "Freedom's Wings".

[source: Blabbermouth - thanks to: Mike Garrett - ]

Joe Lynn Turner at MelodicRock Dot Com'S 10th Anniversary

Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), Jack Blades and Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Jim Peterik and Jimi Jamison (ex-Survivor), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey/Talisman), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Gunnar & Matthew Nelson (Nelson), Kevin Chalfant and Josh Ramos (The Storm) will all be on one stage for one night only at MelodicRockFest, South Bend, Indiana. The show takes place on October 6, 2007 at the Morris Performing Arts Center with live music beginning at 2pm. The concert will take the concept of a day-long rock festival into a fully-seated theater.Tickets are on sale now at: is gigantic web portal and magazine that recognizes the fact that this type of music still has a large legion of loyal fans throughout the world. As Joe Lynn Turner says, "Just because the grunge movement came in and took over the airwaves in the 1990s here is the USA does not mean the fans of this type of music stopped liking it. They were just not being 'fed' this music as often by radio and video music television channels. fulfilled that need and continued to 'feed' fans with news, audio and more great features about this genre of music and the artists who continue to churn out high quality albums today."

Turner, who has released 9 solo albums since his solo debut, "Rescue You" in 1985, credits in part with the enormous success he has continued to have since he left Deep Purple in the early 90s. The portal is run by Australian based journalist Andrew McNeice and first made its debut in the first week of January 1997. Since that time it has become one of the most respected and leading music websites in the world, taking in 27 million hits and currently services 200,000 unique users per month.

The show headlining "house band" is Nashville based Scrap Metal, the all-star group featuring Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, Kelly Keagy, Mark Slaughter, Eric Martin, Dave Marshall (Vince Neil Band) and Gary Corbett (Lou Gramm Band/Cinderella). Turner and other rock luminaries will join Scrap Metal on stage for a special expanded headline set. Scrap Metal's regular set sees them plough through hit singles from the acts represented by the rockers - Slaughter, Nelson, Mr. Big and Night Ranger. The special expanded headlining set will also cover the classic hits from Rainbow, Deep Purple, Survivor and Damn Yankees.

Also slated to perform before the headline set:
-Former Journey vocalist Jeff Scott Soto
-Canada’s Harem Scarem
-Kevin Chalfant
-Martie Peters
-7th Heaven
-First Round Knockout.

Joe Lynn Turner Guest Apperance on ICARUS WITCH CD

Pittsburgh's ICARUS WITCH will release their new album, "Songs for the Lost," on September 11 via the Cleopatra Label Group. The follow-up to 2005's "Capture the Magic" was once again produced by Eric Klinger and will include a cover of DEF LEPPARD's "Mirror Mirror," featuring a guest appearance by Joe Lynn Turner.