JOE LYNN TURNER Shoots Down MICHAEL ANTHONY 'Supergroup' Rumor

Legendary singer Joe Lynn Turner (pictured below; RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has dismissed as a "rumor" the recent report on MelodicRock.com, that he is putting together a new supergroup with drummer Carmine Appice (KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER) and bassist Michael Anthony (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN), with a guitarist yet to be announced.

Joe and Carmine said that there was never any press release sent out by either of their media representatives or their record companies. While both of them agree that they have had casual conversations about musicians they would like to work with, including Michael Anthony, this news of the formation of a "supergroup" is not official or confirmed.

Turner admits: "Carmine and I are longtime friends and we have talked over the years about working together on future projects. These are conversations musicians like us often have all the time. These conversations are not official news; it is just casual talk. Like many artists, we exchange ideas about people we would like to work with if given the chance. Names like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Michael Anthony are all musicians we both admire but we never released any official news stating that we were planning to launch this so-called supergroup."

Turner and Appice would like to specifically apologize to Anthony and his fans for any confusion this rumor or any casual conversations might have caused.

Appice confirms: "We had nothing to do with the publishing of any of this news about this project and neither of us talked to any journalists or media people about a possible supergroup. Having said all this, Joe and I have worked together in the past and can't rule out the possibility of working together in the future."

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