That Rainbow reunion Joe Lynn Turner all but said was happening back in August? Yeah, he was exaggerating a bit.

In a new interview with the Italian blog Spazio Rock, Turner backtracks far away from his initial comments. When asked if he’d been talking about a reunion with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Turner says, “I hate to say it, but I’ve not spoken directly to him, but I have spoken to managers. I’m trying to convince his management that this is what we should do. That said, to be honest, I’m hitting a wall.”