Tag Archives: Joe Lynn Turner

Album review: BOB DAISLEY AND FRIENDS – Moore Blues For Gary – A Tribute to Gary Moore

BOB DAISLEY AND FRIENDS - Moore Blues For Gary

earMUSIC [Release date 26.10.18] The main thing to glean from this album is that no-one did it quite like Gary Moore.  He left us way ahead of his time in February 2011 after a long and sometimes under-rated journey first … Continue reading

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Album review: SUNSTORM- The Road to Hell

(Release Date 08.06.18) The Sunstorm studio projects, now over a decade old, can be viewed in two distinct phases. A vehicle for legendary singer Joe Lynn Turner, the first three records were a showcase for his more AOR side with … Continue reading

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Gig review: HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, Thursday 8 March 2018 (Day 1)

Eclipse - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, Thursday 8 January 2018

In March 2016, Joe Lynn Turner chatted to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio for an extensive career overview, in three parts.  Parts 2 and 3 are available via Mixcloud The annual four hour jaunt to one of my favourite festivals … Continue reading

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Gig review: RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW – Genting Arena, Birmingham, 28 June 2017

Rainbow - STONE FREE FESTIVAL, London, 17 June 2017

When I was a teenager getting seriously into rock and metal in the early 80s I was lucky enough to see some of the biggest acts around: AC/DC, Sabbath, Quo, Ozzy etc. One band I never got to see,  however, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – The Sessions

JOE LYNN TURNER - The Sessions

This is the first part of the three-part Joe Lynn Turner special broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in March 2016.  (Part 2 is also available at Mixcloud with a link to Part 3) Joe Lynn Turner is a … Continue reading

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Album review: SUNSTORM- Edge Of Tomorrow

SUNSTORM- Edge Of Tomorrow

Frontiers [Release date 03.06.10] Sunstorm have never been a band as such, but the name given to a Frontiers Records studio project which is now four albums strong over a decade, the one common link being Joe Lynn Turner’s evergreen … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – Boston 1981

RAINBOW - Boston 1981

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 20.05.16] At the end of every Rainbow there is  a pot of gold.  This is surely what labels must be thinking as Ritchie Blackmore plays his Strat in anger (allegedly) this summer.  Following the release … Continue reading

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News: JOE LYNN TURNER Interview feature and UK festival date

Joe Lynn Turner - Hard Rock Hell AOR, March 2016

Photo: Darren Griffiths for GRTR! After his stunning performance at the recent Hard Rock Hell AOR event, melodic hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple) returns to the UK this summer for the Rewind North festival, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – Street Of Dreams – Boston 1985

JOE LYNN TURNER - Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985

A two-part special feature was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Monday 28 March at 22:00 GMT with Joe Lynn Turner chatting about his career, including tracks from the 1985 live album and his solo and band work.  … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, 10-11 March 2016 (Joe Lynn Turner, Tyketto)

HARD ROCK HELL AOR, Pwllheli, Wales, 10-13 March 2016

Thursday 10 March With a mass of indoor festivals throughout the year mainly at holiday camps out of season, Hard Rock Hell and it’s offshoots – AOR, Hammerfest,  Prog and  Blues – are fast becoming favourites, selling out in ridiculously … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL – Kingdom Of Rock

Frontiers [Release date 06.11.15] Primal Fear guitarist Magnus Karlsson returns with the second album under the Free Fall banner. Magnus handles all the instruments, bar the drums provided by Jamie Salazar and again, like the debut, he has some top … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE LYNN TURNER, The Borderline, London, 5 April 2015

JOE LYNN TURNER, The Borderline, London, 5 April 2015

Appearances by Joe Lynn Turner in the UK are rare, the last being a decade ago with the Hughes Turner Project  (since when at least a couple have been promised and not materialised), so his UK tour was eagerly anticipated, … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – The Polydor Years

Rainbow - Vinyl

Universal (9LP box set) [Release date 24.11.14] With the rejuvenation of both vinyl and classic rock, Universal have collated all 8 of the classic Rainbow albums in original packaging. Extravagant? Yes, resoundingly. But it’s lovely too. While a couple have … Continue reading

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News: DIO, EDGAR FROESE, JOE LYNN TURNER – Monday 26th January 2015

Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died at the age of 70. A statement reads: “On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our … Continue reading

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News: ASKING ALEXANDRIA, DANKO JONES, JOE LYNN TURNER – Friday 23 January 2015

Camden Rocks 2015

Asking Alexandria vocalist Danny Worsnop has left the band and the remaining band members will continue work on their new album whilst looking for a new vocalist. Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary … Continue reading

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Album Review: RATED X – Rated X

Frontiers Records [release date 10.11.14] Rated X are another one of Frontiers’ all-star bands featuring some big names from the past. Who do we have here then? Well the well-travelled Joe Lynn Turner features on vocals, two-thirds of the original … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – The Singles Box Set 1975–1986

Rainbow - The Singles Box Set 1975-1986

Universal (19 CD set) [Release date 2.02.14] Those lovely guys at Universal have really gone to town (again) here – and a set that will be beyond most fans’ needs (or price range); but the extravagance here matches the marvel … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Slaves And Masters

DEEP PURPLE - Slaves And Masters

Hear No Evil Recordings [Release date 22.07.13] Slaves And Masters might be remembered as the album that split the Purple fans (and some critics) in the early-1990s, launched in an era that spawned albums such as Tyketto’s ‘Don’t Come Easy … Continue reading

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Album review: THE JAN HOLBERG PROJECT – Sense Of Time, At Your Service

The Jan Holberg Project - Sense Of Time

Sense Of Time (2011) Norwegian bassist Jan Holberg has a good philosophy outlined in his liner notes to 2011′s ‘Sense Of Time’: that with music there should be no boundaries.  So in his first ‘solo’ venture he explores AOR and … Continue reading

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SUNSTORM – Emotional Fire

Frontiers www.frontiers.it Well, well, well.  Joe Lynn Turner makes a welcome return on an album that doesn’t sound like a Deep Purple mock up!  I have to say the releases I had hear JLT perform on over the last ten … Continue reading

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