Posts Tagged ‘Joe Lynn Turner’

METAL ALL STARS – Live at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

April 17th, 2014
Metal All Stars

6′th of April 2014

Hartwall Arena, HELSINKI

REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA AND ARTO LEHTINEN

The Metal All Stars touring circus landed at Finland in April. The whole tour had been advertised to have all the legendary heavy metal stars altogether such as Rob Halford, Vince Neil, Cronos, Tom Araya, Phil Anselmo and the former Megadeth guys Nick Menza and Martin Friedman. However the tour turned out to be one hell of a bluff when these legends vanished from the poster or announced no taking part in the Metal All Stars thing at all. Obviously the organization behind the curtains hasn’t pleased the bands and musicians that much either. When Metal All Star finally arrived after wild rumours and gossips, the 12000 seat Hartwall Arena was literally empty when only 2000 had crawled to witness the Metal All Stars. Well the Metal-Rules.Com was at present, witnessing this eccentric spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunstorm – Joe Lynn Turner

April 21st, 2012

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Joe Lynn Turner – Sunstorm

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Lisa Walker for help to get this interview done.

Promo pictures of Joe Lynn Turner is taken by:

Renee Yarbrough, Chris Marksbury, Simi Friedman, SherylRobPhotos.com

Promo pictures of Over The Rainbow taken by: Angelos Zimaras 

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The legendary singer Joe Lynn Turner is currently working with the project called Sunstorm and the brand new album from the project is called EMOTIONAL FIRE and is the projects third release so far. I hooked up with the always friendly Mr Turner in order to hear what he had to say about the work on the album, the recording process, and his future plans. The interview became long and very informative so I hope that every fan of Joe Lynn Turner is satisfied, enjoy!


 

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Keyboardist Gary Corbett

July 31st, 2011

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GARY CORBETT

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Tennessee born Gary Corbett is a Grammy Award winning American keyboardist, composer and producer most famous for playing with such bands as KISS, Lou Gramm, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Stanley’s solo band and Cinderella. Corbett is one of America’s most prolific keyboardists of recent times and he’s been contributing in various capacities to over 27 albums including working with all of Bob Marley’s sons – with which he won his two Grammy’s. Corbett is nowadays living in Nashville and remains active in many different bands and projects. He’s currently touring with Cinderella and when the bands 25TH Anniversary –tour finally reached Finland on last June then we had time to sit down with Gary and discuss about various subjects .. read on!

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GREG SMITH – Over the Rainbow, Ted Nugent, ex- Alice Cooper, Rainbow

August 3rd, 2009

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GREG SMITH

Current OVER THE RAINBOW/TED NUGENT bassist Greg Smith started his successful career in the early eighties when he first joined WENDY O’WILLIAMS’s recording and touring band. Later on he worked with such names as VINNIE MOORE, ALICE COOPER and JOE LYNN TURNER before he was asked to join to the very last incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore’s RAINBOW in 1994. Greg recorded RAINBOW’s last studio album STRANGER IN US ALL in 1995 with Ritchie, vocalist Doogie White, drummer John O’Reilly and keyboardist Paul Morris but after a couple of years the band disbanded. Later on Greg worked with BLUE OYSTER CULT, re-joined ALICE COOPER’s band before he decided to do something different, a Broadway musical called “Movin’ Out”. Next it was TED NUGENT who asked Greg to join his band and in addition to that Greg has lately been doing shows with DOKKEN, JOE LYNN TURNER and now with OVER THE RAINBOW.  OVER THE RAINBOW is a brand new band, formed by a group of former RAINBOW members:  Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Carey, Bobby Rondinelli, Greg and Richie Blackmore’s son Jurgen Blackmore on guitar.  OVER THE RAINBOW was playing at Swedenrock last June and then Greg was kind enough to give us the latest news as well as some other interesting stories about his past and future. Read on !! 

 INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

 

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Graham Bonnet – solo artist, Alcatrazz, ex-Rainbow, MSG and more…

November 6th, 2007

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GRAHAM BONNET

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Transcription by Andy Osborn

Graham Bonnet was originally born in 1947 in England and he got his first touch of success in the music business in the late 60′s with his band Marbles. Graham released his first, self titled, solo album in 1977 which did quite well especially in Australia. After several solo albums, which included mostly cover songs, Graham was surprisingly chosen to replace Ronnie James Dio in Rainbow in 1980. The album DOWN TO EARTH was released later on the same year and it included massive hits “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “All Night Long”. Unfortunately Graham’s career in Rainbow didn’t last too long and he was soon replaced by Joe Lynn Turner. Graham released another solo album LINE UP in 1981 and it included another hit ‘Night Games’ which went into number 6# in UK charts. Graham replaced Gary Barden in MSG in 1982 and the band released the album ASSAULT ATTACK later in the same year. The album did pretty well but once again Graham’s career didn’t last too in this band either. He was fired after his disastrous performance in Sheffield in November 1982. Next Graham decided to form his own band which was called Alcatrazz. The original version of Alcatrazz included Graham, Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea, Jan Avena and a young rising guitar hero named Yngwie Malmsteen. After two albums Yngwie was fired and he was then replaced by another future star Steve Vai who soon after decided to join David Lee Roth’s solo band. Alcatrazz was slowly disbanded in 1986 after four albums. Since then Graham has worked with such bands and names as; Blackthorne, Impellitteri, Forcefield, Anthem, Taz Taylor and Electric Zoo among others but he has also released a couple of solo albums, the latest being THE DAY I WENT MAD came out in 2001. Over the past few years Graham has done a lot of session work, worked with some of the bands mentioned above and been on tour both as a solo artist and as a band member. Graham did a brief co -headline tour in Finland with his old Rainbow colleague Joe Lynn Turner last August. It was then that I had a chance to sit down with Graham and get the latest news as well as some facts from the past from the man himself. Enjoy!

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Joe Lynn Turner: solo artist, Brazen Abbot, ex- Rainbow, ex- Deep Purple, etc…

October 15th, 2007

JOE LYNN TURNER

Joe Lynn Turner’s recording career, spanning three full decades, is too impressive to be described in just a few sentences. He will, however, forever be first and foremost recognized as the man responsible for leading the legendary hard rock band Rainbow to it’s greatest commercial heights. Taking over the reigns from Graham Bonnet, who had only endured one album in the giant shoes left by Ronnie James Dio, Joe recorded three classic albums, DIFFICULT TO CURE in 1981, STRAIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES in 1982 and BENT OUT OF SHAPE in 1983. Before reuniting with Mr. Blackmore once again, this time at the helm of Deep Purple to record the SLAVES AND MASTERS album in 1989, Joe helped Yngwie Malmsteen craft his arguably best work to date, the ODYSSEY in 1988.Through the years Joe Lynn Turner has also released numerous well received solo albums and worked with many great bands such as Mother’s Army. In the past decade he has, among other things, worked with Nikolo Kotzev on five albums, Brazen Abbot’s EYE OF STORM in 1996, BAD RELIGION in 1997, GUILTY AS SIN in 2003 and MY RESURRECTION in 2005 as well as Nikolo Kotzev’s double album NOSTRADAMUS in 2001. He’s also released and toured several albums with fellow Deep Purple alumni Glenn Hughes. We hope that you enjoy this look into Joe’s career, past, present and future!

 

Interview by Marko Syrjala

 

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Joe Lynn Turner

August 17th, 2007

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Lisa Walker for setting up the interview
Thanks to Stefen at Zink Music for the help to get this done
Thanks to Frontiers Records for providing the promo pictures of Joe Lynn Turner

The legendary Joe Lynn Turner had the kindness of letting me interview him again and we talked about his new album and what plans he has for 2007. So here is an update on what the icon has been up to since we last spoke.

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Joe Lynn Turner of Sunstorm

November 25th, 2006

 

Interviewer Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Stefan at Zink Music for setting up the interview
Thanks to Frontiers records for the promo pictures of Joe Lynn Turner

 

The time has now come for me to interview the legendary Joe Lynn Turner about his appearance in the project Sunstorm. Besides the project Sunstorm he’s also participated in another project called the Richie Zito Project. Joe Lynn Turner is certainly a busy man and I was happily surprised when he took the time to talk to me and answering my questions.

 


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Nikolo Kotzev of Brazen Abbot / Nostradamus

October 15th, 2006

Nikolo Kotzev

Brazen Abbot / Nostradamus

Interview and pics by Marko Syrjala

In the following interview Nikolo Kotzev discusses his career with Baltimoore, Brazen Abbot and Nostradamus and an upcoming project. He also recounts tales of the many people he has worked and some he almost worked with over the years, including Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner.

Brazen Abbot have so far released five studio albums: "Live and Learn" (1995), "Eye of the Storm" (1996), "Bad Religion" (1997), "Guilty as Sin" (2003) and "My Resurrection" (2005), aswell as a documentary DVD called "A Decade of Braze Abbot" (2004). In addition Nikolo Kotzev has released under his own name the "Nostradamus" (2001) project and featured on Baltimoore’s "Double Density" (1992) and "Thought for Food" (1994) albums.

 

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Carmine Appice

July 14th, 2006

 

CARMINE APPICE

 

Interview by Marko Syrjala

 

There’s no doubt that Carmine Appice is a living drum legend. His career started already on the mid 60′s with Vanilla Fudge and since then he’s been working with such names as Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra among many others. Metal-Rules.com caught Carmine at Sweden Rock festival just a few hours before he was going to hit on the stage with another classic band of his, Cactus. As a result of our length discussion here’s an update of Carmine’s current projects, past bands and future plans. Enjoy!!!

 

 

Pictures by Marko Syrjala & archives

 

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Brazen Abbot – Nikolo Kotzev

September 11th, 2005

Nikolo Kotzev of Brazen Abbot
Interview by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Stefan at Atenzia Records for the help
Also thanks to Frontiers Records for providing the promo-pictures.

Brazen Abbot have recently released their new album MY RESURRECTION which is their 5th album. I had a talk with the band leader Nikolo Kotzev and asked him about Brazen Abbot, which is celebrating a decade as a band, and of course about his own career as musician and producer.

 

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Interview with Joe Lynn Turner

May 18th, 2005

Here comes an interview with the legendary singer Joe Lynn Turner who recently released his 9th solo album. Of course I took the opportunity to ask this legend about his solo album THE USUAL SUSPECT and also about his long career and about his participation in different bands and projects.

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Frontiers Records for the promo pictures.

Thanks to Stefan at Atenzia records for setting up the interview

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