The former Rainbow man forced Joe to take up the mic
Turner has revealed in a new interview with Geeks Of Doom: "Not many people realise this now he’s huge: Joe was on my first solo album. He was 16, I think.
"I had to kick his ass to sing. I was like, ‘Come on,’ like a coach, you know. I was like, ‘You’ve got the tone, you’ve got the blues, you’ve got the soul. You got it! Just keep singing.’
"I said, ‘It’s like a muscle: you flex it, you work at it.’ Now he’s singing like a champ. It’s unbelievable – I remember the days he was afraid to sing.”
Turner says he’s discussed the possibility of making an album with his former colleague. He reports: "We had written a lot of songs that we never put out on a record, titles like As Far As You Can Get.
"It’s kind of like a cat in the bag right now because I’m doing a couple of other projects. All this has to be cleared with Joe, of course. But it’s something to think about because it’s such a great idea.”
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