2014, Rated X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American hard rock. Comprised of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (Blue Murder) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (King Kobra). Appice was the first person who was called in to join JLT in the band, given the long history of friendship and musical camaraderie between the two. After a quick search, Tony Franklin soon agreed to be part of the band thus reuniting the rhythm section that was featured on the legendary debut album by Blue Murder. The last step was to find the right guitarist and who could be a better choice than long time Joe Lynn Turner collaborator, Karl Cochran; a flamboyant guitar player that can masterfully handle the Arena Rock style, with a Classic Hard Rock sensibility second to none. With ties to some of heavy rock's most seminal bands Rainbow, Deep Purple and Blue Murder Rated X is the definition of a supergroup.