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.