Bassist Michael Anthony tells us he was “surprised” to hear a story that he was starting a band in the vein of Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple with former Rainbow and Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner and Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice. The story is 100-percent rumor and Anthony will continue to concentrate on Chickenfoot, his band with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith.