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Posted on Aug 27, 2014 05:37 pm
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.