Joe Lynn Turner Made Joe Bonamassa A Singer

(Classic Rock) Joe Lynn Turner has taken credit for coaching blues star Joe Bonamassa into his singing role.

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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