Joe Lynn Turner Made Joe Bonamassa A Singer
The former Rainbow vocalist, who later performed with Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple, hired the young guitarist to appear on his 1985 solo debut Rescue You – but reveals Bonamassa was too scared to approach a microphone.
"Not many people realise this now he's huge: Joe was on my first solo album. He was 16, I think," Turner tells Geeks of Doom. "I had to kick his ass to sing. I was like, 'Come on,' like a coach, you know. I was like, 'You've got the tone, you've got the blues, you've got the soul. You got it! Just keep singing.'
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