Joe Lynn Turner Exposes The Impediment Of Ritchie Blackmore’s Plans For Deep Purple Reunion

In an eye-opening revelation, Joe Lynn Turner recently sat down with Rolling Stone to spill the beans on a conspiracy that played out against him and Ritchie Blackmore during their time in Rainbow. Unraveling the tangled web of deceit, Turner painted a picture of how they were manipulated by their managers, leaving fans to question the true reasons behind the band’s tumultuous history.

In this exclusive interview, Turner gave his side of the story, providing a fresh perspective on the behind-the-scenes drama that rocked their relationship. According to Turner, he and Blackmore discovered that the managers had been orchestrating a game of deception, pitting them against each other in order to further their own agendas.

Turner recalled being told that Ritchie wanted to reform Deep Purple, and they had told Blackmore that he was eager to leave Rainbow to pursue a solo career. As it turned out, neither of these claims were true. In a shocking twist, Turner shared how he and Blackmore were blindsided by the betrayal of those they trusted most.

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“Sure. Why not? I was actually, at the time, very happy that I would step back. I had a solo album. I had the world on a string. It didn’t bother me. I was happy that one of my favorite bands was back. I was able to contribute in a small way by stepping back and letting this happen. Now, we later found out, Ritchie and I, that we were played, totally played. But managers do that.”

He added:

“He said to Ritchie, ‘Joe wants out. He’s doing a solo career. He doesn’t want to be in Rainbow anymore.’ Ritchie was actually hurt, he told me. And Bruce told me, ‘Ritchie really wants to do Purple.’ I said, ‘He said we’re going to get back together.’

You have to understand something. People still ask, ‘Are you in touch with Ritchie?’ It’s like a marriage. When the marriage is over, you don’t really call up your ex-wife all the time. You’re not really in touch. We were friends and partners, and colleagues then. It doesn’t mean you carry that on forward. We were friendly enough, comrades in arms, so to speak.”

The revelations from Turner’s interview offer a chilling look into the world of rock and roll, where the people in charge can strain friendships and loyalty. As fans digest the startling details of Turner and Blackmore’s ordeal, it is also a chance to set the record straight and reclaim the narrative even if they don’t keep in touch. It is also a bittersweet reminder that even the most iconic partnerships can become a thing of the past by upper hands holding out details presented to musicians.