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Video: GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE Performs In Wichita
Fan-filmed video footage of the August 28 performance by Geoff Tate's QUEENSRŸCHE at The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas can be seen below. In a brand new interview with the Daily Herald, Tate once again admitted that he is still perplexed as to why his former bandmates fired him from QUEENSRŸCHE in June 2012, a move which instigated lawsuits over the dismissal and sparked a protracted legal fight over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name. "I didn't see it coming," he said. "I didn't even think it was possible. First off, why would you break up a band that is incredibly successful and has been successful for years and years and years, for 30 years? There's no sense, it's very difficult, very difficult and becoming even more difficult day by day to operate and to be successful in the record industry. It's no mystery that it's hurting badly. And so why would you take this incredible successful entity and break it all apart? "And why would you fire the main writer? Why would you do that — and the person who is the face of the band and is the identifying key figure in the success of the group? I don't mean that to sound egotistical because it's not. It's just the truth. Why on earth would you do that? It sounds like career suicide, especially at our ages. We're all in our 50s. ... Why would you break apart this successful thing at this point in life? I can see if you had some grand plan that, if you're in your 20s and you had all this time and all these years ahead of you. But we're all in the last decade of our working lives. It just sounds like madness to me." Tate, who will continue with a new band called OPERATION: MINDCRIME while his former bandmates carry on recording and touring as QUEENSRŸCHE, believes that the settlement agreement will make it clear to fans the new QUEENSRŸCHE group — featuring Todd La Torre on vocals — is drastically different from what it was up to Geoff's dismissal in 2012. "I think (the settlement) makes people, or at least spells out for them, what actually is the situation," Tate said. "And by that I mean I wrote the majority of the music in QUEENSRŸCHE all of these years. And Chris [former guitarist Chris DeGarmo, who left QUEENSRŸCHE in 1998], when he was in the band, wrote the majority of the music in the band. So he and I were the ones that came up with the concepts and the soundscape and the image of the band. Everything that people associate with QUEENSRŸCHE, he and I did that. We were responsible for that. So what you have now with him not in the band and me not in the band, is you have the people who were responsible for what people associate with QUEENSRŸCHE not in QUEENSRŸCHE anymore. So QUEENSRŸCHE means something completely different now than it ever has before. See what I'm saying?" Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept album from 1988, "Operation: Mindcrime", Tate's new band will include Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO), Randy Gane (MYTH) and Kelly Gray (QUEENSRYCHE 1998 - 2001, 2012 - 2014). OPERATION: MINDCRIME will enter the studio in September to begin recording a trilogy project that Geoff's been working on for the past two years.
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SEETHER's SHAUN MORGAN Interviewed By MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX (Audio)
SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan was interviewed on a recent edition of the "Sixx Sense" radio show hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx. You can now listen to the chat below. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Morgan has opened up in a new interview with Music Radar why SEETHER has not been able to hold onto a lead guitar player, with Johan Greyling, Patrick Callahan and Troy McLawhorn all joining and leaving the lineup since 1999. Morgan explained, "What drummers were to SPINAL TAP, lead guitarists are to SEETHER… The problem is that a lot of these guys have ego problems, plain and simple. We've seen guys become rock stars overnight, which becomes a problem because that's not how we operate." After spending a few years as a trio, the band enlisted lead guitarist Bryan Wickmann earlier this year for live work. Morgan told The Pulse Of Radio that ever since joining the band's crew as a guitar tech three years ago, Wickmann has gotten more involved with the band. "We were looking for somebody to augment the live sound again, so we asked him to do it, and in fact he's been involved on pretty much the past three album covers and artwork. He actually painted the painting that's on the cover of the new one. He's been highly behind the scenes but highly active in the SEETHER camp for a while, so we figured we'd put him onstage for a change." Morgan played all the guitar parts on SEETHER's new album, "Isolate & Medicate". "Isolate & Medicate", SEETHER's sixth album, sold 37,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to debut at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart earlier this month. SEETHER, GODSMACK and others are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which kicked off August 15 in Clarkston, Michigan.
Live, Mushroomhead & Asking Alexandria…
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Nickelback & Sixx:A.M.
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Sleepwave, Slipknot & …
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