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 http://www.joelynnturner.com/.
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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