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Artist Connection Podcast

The Artist Connection Podcast has been offering long form audio interviews with artists from the past, present, and future since 2011. Hear what inspires them to get out of bed each morning and practice the craft that they love. My guests include people that I truly respect from many different backgrounds. Each episode provides a unique mix of music and conversation. Enjoy!

Feb 5, 2012

Joe Lynn Turner is the dictionary definition of "rock star". I have been a fan of his work since the early 80's, and it was an honor to speak with him. I have great memories of wearing out copies of the albums that he made with Rainbow. It is such incredible music, and it had a huge impact on me. He told me stories from his days with the band Fandango, his time with Rainbow, and working with Yngwie Malmsteen. The album that came out of that collaboration, "Odyssey", remains one of my favorites from that period. We also talked about the music business, and the role of Mtv in the early days. Joe's latest project is the third Sunstorm album. It is called "Emotional Fire" and is about to be released on Frontiers Records. This episode starts out with a track from that album called "Never Give Up". If you are not familiar with Joe's work, this track gives you a taste. I encourage you to dig deeper into this man's catalog of music. It is quite extensive. You can also learn more at I hope that you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Joe is a true legend, and a very nice guy. If you reach out to him, tell him Matt sent you!


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We do not own any copyrights to the songs played on this episode. We have special permission by the artists themselves to play their music on the show for promotional purposes for the artists.