Our recent news about BRAZEN ABBOT‘s forthcoming commemorative package had a whiff of suspicion when it came in with a stern “no promo copy” message, but it seemed noteworthy given the recordings were a collaboration between Nikolo Kotzev and former DEEP PURPLE members, as well as musicians from EUROPE. Yet, when the news has reached Joe Lynn Turner, the legitimacy of this release became rather questionable, and the singer stepped up with objections.
Here’s the veteran’s statement – addressed to all the fans:
“I have just been made aware of a ‘Brazen Abbot’ CD/DVD ’20 years’ compilation release. I am very saddened to learn that this ‘homemade bootleg’ release was done without my knowledge, consent or approval. I consider this a breach of trust and fair business practice.
I am looking into the legal aspects of such release and would urge everyone not to purchase this ‘unauthorized’ product until any and all legal points are negotiated and agreed upon.
I am shocked and disappointed at such unethical practice by Mr. Kotzev and feel this is a direct ‘stab in the back.’ I have never seen this DVD and was not aware of the fact that Mr. Kotzev decided to release this DVD on his own without any regard or respect to me. This is unacceptable and appalling!
I will ask you all to share this information with everyone to support all true artists who still keep the integrity and standards in this crumbling music industry. Your choice is the only decision that can make a difference.
I appreciate your consideration and understanding in this matter and thank you for your continued love and support!”