Singer Joe Lynn Turner
recently noted that a full-on Rainbow
reunion with band leader Ritchie Blackmore
is "very possible"
in the near future.
Chatting with Rock Overdose
, the vocalist confirmed that after 17-year hiatus, the group might get back on track."Well, I'm gonna be honest with you right now. Yes. Possibly. It's very possible,"
Turner said (via Blabbermouth
). "Last year, I wouldn't say it. But this year I say it. It's possible. It's a very big possibility that something might, just might, happen."I heard talk of it and all I can say is I'm not supposed to talk about it, but I'm talking to you now, and all I want you to do is say yes. There's a very big possibility that we may have a reunion. And it would be phenomenal."
Rainbow were active for a decade since the 1975 formation, and have subsequently reunited in 1993, only to stop working in 1997. As for Turner, the vocalist was a member of the fold between 1980 and 1984, performing such classic tracks as "I Surrender
," "Street of Dreams
," "Can't Happen Here
" and more.
Many rock icons have passed through the ranks of Rainbow, including Deep Purple
bassist Roger Glover
, keyboardist extraordinaire Don Airey
, drummer Cozy Powell
, and late great Ronnie James Dio