Ritchie Blackmore's New Rainbow Misguided Says Joe Lynn Turner

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(Classic Rock) Former Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner believes band leader Ritchie Blackmore has been "misguided" into forming an all-new lineup for his return to rock shows later this month.

Blackmore appears at the Monsters Of Rock festivals in Germany on June 17 and 18, then at the Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK, on June 25. He's said that no plans for a tour or album being made.

Turner reported last year that he'd been trying to bring about a reunion, until his former colleague unveiled a lineup featuring Lords Of Black vocalist Ronnie Romero.

Now Turner tells Eddie Trunk (via Blabbermouth): "I want to preface this by saying I really wish Ritchie well. He's allowed to do whatever he wants. He's been misguided by people around him. That's what I really believe. I believe he's been misguided, and I believe he trusts these people - and I think he made a mistake doing this."

He adds that, if he'd had his way, the reunion shows would have included vocalists Doogie White and Graham Bonnet, bassist Bob Daisley, drummer Bobby Rondinelli and others. Read more here.

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