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JOE LYNN TURNER
 
 
In a career that spans over 30 years and over 60 album credits, Turner ("JLT") is best remembered for his collaborative work with Ritchie Blackmore in both Rainbow and Deep Purple. When Blackmore made the decision to focus on expanding Rainbow's audience in the USA, he employed JLT. Turner's ability to write radio-friendly rock hits, combined with his MTV-ready good looks and ability to sing a variety of songs, helped catapult Rainbow to a higher level of commercial success in the United States. 
 
In the late 80s, he helped revive the career of guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. In 1990, he reunited with Blackmore and joined Deep Purple. Turner has toured, recorded and worked with a diverse array of artists including Billy Joel, Cher, ACDC's Brian Johnson, Mick Jones (Foreigner), Michael Bolton and many others.  

 

VINNY APPICE
 
Vinny Appice, has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL, WWIII, AXIS, RICK DERRINGER, JOHN LENNON and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs including multi-platinum recording classics as "Black Sabbath's "The Mob Rules" and Dio's "Holy Diver" & "Last In Line". Touring the world for over 2 decades resulted in selling millions of records!
 
Appice rejoined his Black Sabbath bandmates Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi in 2006 as Heaven & Hell, touring and releasing one studio album, The Devil You Know, before Dio's death in 2010.
 
Vinny's drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including "Wayne's World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled." Vinny, the author of drum instruction book "Rock Steady" and DVD "Hard Rock Drumming Techniques" has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe also. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioning Vinny's unique powerful drumming style! 
 
 
 
 
 
PHIL SOUSSAN
 
From the clubs of London in the late 70's Phil found himself rapidly emerging into the realms of world class bass players, after playing short stints with Peter Frampton,the Climax Blues Band, and Simon Kirke's Wildlife on Swan Song Records, Phil ended up starting work with Jimmy Page on a band that would become the Firm. After a few months Phil was snapped up by Ozzy Osbourne and he began work on the Ultimate Sin album, contributing a song in the process that would evolve into Ozzy's biggest selling single to date - "Shot in the Dark". The tour was a huge sell out that went all over the world. Halfway through the next album Phil decided to leave, to work with Billy Idol on his Charmed Life album. At that time he had now relocated to Los Angeles.
 
Phil began to work with other artists as well as his own band, Beggars and Thieves. When Motley Crue broke up he was asked by Vince Neil to write an album for him, and ended up writing most of the "Exposed" album. Crossing the Atlantic to France, he spent the next five years recording and touring 4 albums with the French legend Johnny Hallyday, then back in Los Angeles, he began a studio production and recording career, notably writing half of Steve Lukather's solo album "Luke". As a result of that collaboration Phil wrote the opening cut on the Toto "Mindfields" album entitled "After You're Gone", which was nominated for a Grammy. Phil spent the next few years writing, recording and touring with many artists including John Waite, Edgar Winter and Richie Kotzen, and 2006 he released his first solo album, "Vibrate". He is now about to release his follow up entitled "No Protection" on which he plays all the instruments.
 
Phil's solid and innovative bass playing can be heard on many albums, collectively representing well over 10 million unit sales, and his songs have been performed by a wide range of artists, and in film and TV, where he has recently become involved as a film mixer, chalking up a 3rd feature film to his credit.
 
In the meantime Phil is entering his fourth year as a Governor on the Board of the Grammys - NARAS, in Los Angeles, and is now running for Vice-President.