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JOE LYNN TURNER Entertained Offers From FOREIGNER And BAD COMPANY Before Joining DEEP PURPLE

In a recent interview with 80's Glam Metalcast, former DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW vocalist Joe Lynn Turner revealed that he nearly joined a couple of other legendary classic rock bands in the late 1980s prior to the recording of PURPLE's "Slaves And Masters" LP. "I had two other phone calls [before I joined DEEP PURPLE]," he said. "One was from FOREIGNER, and one was from BAD COMPANY, before they got Brian Howe. This was all in the same month. And I was on top of my game at that point. So, the thing with FOREIGNER didn't work out, because I went and rehearsed with those guys, and Lou [Gramm, original FOREIGNER singer] heard about it and he just went, 'I'm coming back.' So, they worked things out. They worked things out, which ended up [with] me singing on [FOREIGNER guitarist] Mick Jones's solo album, and also on the Billy Joel album that he produced.
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Replaces JOE LYNN TURNER In SUNSTORM; 'Afterlife' Album Due In March

SUNSTORM, a project created, overseen, and directed by president and A&R director of Frontiers Records Serafino Perugino, was originally designed to showcase a musical style similar to singer Joe Lynn Turner's melodic rock/AOR roots. After five successful releases, SUNSTORM will now be a vehicle for one of the most impressive vocal talents to emerge in recent years in the form of RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero. Romero's debut album with SUNSTORM, "Afterlife", will be released on March 12. Fans can get their first taste of the album with the release of the single and video for the track "Swan Song".