There’s an ongoing war of words going on between RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero and former singer Joe Lynn Turner.
In an interview with the “Rock Of Nations”, Joe Lynn Turner noted how he and Ritchie Blackmore had been in talks for putting together a Rainbow “extravaganza” featuring all of the band’s previous members when the guitarist decided to resurrect the band with an all-new lineup without Turner’s knowledge.
Here’s what Turner said on the current RAINBOW lineup:
“I’ve already said it’s a cheap imitation, a weak, cheap imitation of… I don’t know, man. I don’t even know what to call it. It was a trainwreck for me. I think he damaged the legacy that way of Rainbow. ‘Cause Rainbow was a fabulous band from start to finish.”
Current Rainbow frontman Ronnie Romero took to Instagram to blast Turner, saying:
“There is so much power in our words when we are a ‘public person’, that we must be careful with what we say… I don’t know and I don’t care what’s between The Main Man and some old ex members of the band, what happened or whatever.
“I’m just a normal guy who one day received the call from one of His idols to sing in the band He always dreamed of to sing… that’s it. I’m pretty convinced I did my job well, (same for Jens, Bob and David, wonderful musicians) as all the feedback, appreciation and love I’m still getting in every place I go.
“I know as well you cannot be liked by everybody, but I will not tolerate to somebody to call my work ‘cheap’… No Sir.
“Maybe for some guy is time to move on, as He did with other issues in His life, and to be careful to not to despise honest people who is here just working hard, as He does.
“At the end is all about Music, that’s the only thing that counts and matter”