Joe Lynn Turner states Yngwie J. Malmsteen is a terrible singer and control freak
Following guitar wizard Yngwie J. Malmsteen‘s comments that he is not interested in working with any of his former lead vocalists, Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice recently interviewed Joe Lynn Turner who handled the lead vocals on Malmsteen‘s Odyssey album released back in 1988.
Turner stated regarding working with Malmsteen (as transcribed by The Metal Voice): “He was a control freak (Yngwie Malmsteen). He has never changed or grown from that. I just pushed through I had already dealt with Ritchie Blackmore‘s difficulties and I was pretty seasoned, so I know how to get around some of those things. And the way to get around it is to prove yourself and to write great songs on top of his wonderful tracks. So when it all came to fruition you cannot deny it. Then after the record he started denying things, that he was writing all the material which is absolutely ridiculous. Cause anybody can hear that was me. So it was kind of strange, weird. The record remains being the Truth, it speaks volumes.”
Regarding Malmsteen‘s recent comments, Turner stated: “It is very obvious, by saying what he said, which is totally rubbish. He (Malmsteen) is singing now and he has a terrible voice. What is the point in saying that when he really benefited by all the singers. The insecurity is that when you need to say something like that you are trying to justify something that doesn’t really exist which means that you are weak in some department in some area. After the fact he says he doesn’t need the singers that we are all self-absorbed which is absolutely ridiculous coming from him. There is no one more self absorbed than Yngwie Malmsteen. You don’t strike out against these vocalist unless you are insecure about your own future. His ego is worldwide. He statement speaks volumes. There are so many incidents I can speak about with him.”
You can hear the interview with Turner by The Metal Voice below.
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