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A package fit for a Queen

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Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (various formats, including vinyl, CD, DVD, blu-ray) Is it possible to have too much Queen? Well, depending upon on your feelings about them, maybe it is.  But still you need to be an …

Backstage Pass: Over the Rainbow with Joe Lynn Turner

That dynamic voice, so expressive and soulful, that graced classic material by Rainbow, Deep Purple and Yngwie Malmsteen could only belong to one man: Joe Lynn Turner. Mostly known for his work in the hard-rock arena, Turner started out with the eclectic late-’70s outfit Fandango, singing and playing guitar on the group’s four albums. After Fandango broke up, a call from a representative of legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore led to a stint with Rainbow that lasted from 1981-1984. 

Web Exclusive: Shooting Star: An Interview with Don Airey

Don Airey took over for the legendary Jon Lord in Deep Purple when the elder Lord decided to retire from the band. Airey is Heavy Metal’s best known keyboard player. In a genre based on the electric guitar, Deep Purple’s love affair with the keyboard is well-documented, but it was Airey that brought the instrument to new heights when he wrote and performed the opening to "Mr. Crowley" on Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Oz. Now, after two decades, Airey has released his second solo album, an ode to the universe titled A Light in the Sky.