Rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc.) is featured in a new interview with Rockpages.gr, in which he talks about his new solo album, his new direction for his live shows, and the famous issue with Frontiers Music and Sunstorm, as well as the future of rock ’n’ roll. An excerpt follows:
Rockpages.gr: I watched your show in 2019 at Sweden Rock festival and I was blown away by your overall performance. Will we see any similar shows from you? I mean, focusing on your solo stuff?
Joe Lynn Turner: “I want to come out and do something new. I’m so tired of doing Rainbow, Deep Purple covers or whatever. Even tonight… I have to do a few. Because, once you’re trapped in that you stay there, you know… I turned down Dio tributes… I think we have enough Dio tributes in the world! Leave Ronnie alone. It’s enough. God bless him. I love him, but at the same time, move on, you know… do something different!
So, this original material… I plan on coming out and playing all this original material. Of course, you’re going to hear people screaming “Surrender”, “Can’t Let You”, maybe some Malmsteen and things like this, because, that’s the way it is… Fans come and they want to see what that moved them. And maybe we’ll do a few, but I’m concentrating on this new record… Start to finish.”
Read more at Rockpages.gr, and watch the video below: