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2013-06-30 06:32:38 AM
Geoff Tate is a gigantic douchenozzle.

/ He recently played in a local Vegas casino under the name Geoff Tate's Queensryche. I doubt the venue held more than five hundred people.
 
2013-06-30 07:16:42 AM
 
2013-06-30 07:57:25 AM
Wow, that sucks.
 
2013-06-30 08:08:56 AM
Can't all the Queensryches just get along?

Sounds to me like maybe the band that has 3 original members (+1 guy who joined the original band in 2009...) has more authority to the name than the band that only has 1 of the original members.  That's just me though.
 
2013-06-30 08:49:08 AM
I love Tate's vocals and lyrics, but his version sucks.  It breaks my heart to say it, but it's brutal.  Event he last few Queensryche albums with him are bad.  It's like he just discovered 90s music a few years ago.

Non-tate Ryche sounds pretty good now.  I watched some of their live footage, and they seem pretty rejuvenated.

This is the polar opposite situation from when Rob Halford left Judas Priest for a while.  That was actually kind of awesome, because Halford is awesome on his own, and Priest found a really good vocalist to replace him.  In effect, it was like Priest doubled their power.
 
2013-06-30 08:49:26 AM
Queensryche opening for Queensryche?
 
2013-06-30 08:50:45 AM
I can play the ghetto version of Silent lucidity!

/doesn't matter if it's ghetto
//the ladies can't tell anyways
 
2013-06-30 08:51:16 AM
Lead singer Geoff Tate reportedly confronted his bandmates after learning that his wife, also the band's manager, had been dismissed along with his stepdaughter, who ran the group's fan club.


Had this band never watched Spinal Tap?
 
2013-06-30 08:51:52 AM
What a fn train wreck.

Tate needs to just let it go and focus on his 'solo career' like most leads want to do at his age.
 
2013-06-30 08:54:38 AM
Lawyers making out like bandits as usual, Film at 11.
 
2013-06-30 08:55:19 AM
Yeah, I've heard about this..  I heard one of the new albums, sounded alright, but most of the 'reviews' were 1 star, complete with rants about how no one should buy it, and everyone should support the REAL Queensryche.. I don't remember which was which.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-30 09:04:35 AM
When Yes broke apart, lawyers untangled all the threads and determined that the band name went with Chris Squire, no matter whose band had the majority of early members.

Seattle alt-metal group

Is alt-metal a real thing?
 
2013-06-30 09:04:36 AM
I always liked Queensryche because it was the gateway band for musicians who had no idea what prog really was to call their own music progressive which of course led us to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, one of the signs of the apocalypse.
 
2013-06-30 09:06:03 AM
BUH-BYE GT......
You won't be missed since you sound like a goat compared to 30 years ago or the new guy who can actually sing "Queen of the Reich."

Just bow out like the guy from Foreigner and accept the new.

/Saw QR open for Dio in 83.
//Lawn
 
2013-06-30 09:06:50 AM
That would be 2 too many.
 
2013-06-30 09:08:08 AM
I'm not sure who decided on the mixes for every album since Empire but they need to let someone without hearing aids do it. They sound lifeless. As if they are in a room with no treble. Maybe the band's kids played with the mixing board and turned up all the midrange sliders.
 
2013-06-30 09:08:33 AM
I can't believe there's enough of an audience to support one Queensryche much less two. Until this whole thing flared up I could have sworn they broke up in the mid-90s.

Didn't this happen with Great White too? You'd think each band would be trying to force the other to take the name.

"It's yours!"
"No you take it!"
 
2013-06-30 09:09:26 AM

MFAWG: That would be 2 too many.

 
2013-06-30 09:16:55 AM
UGH! Vettel out. :-(
 
2013-06-30 09:19:15 AM
There is only one solution to this.  One group becomes Kwēnzrīk and the other becomes Qůė
 
2013-06-30 09:20:26 AM
I like their 'Take Cover' album of cover songs, from 2007, once I got used to the odd mix of source material.. including a cover of 'Heaven On Their Minds' from Jesus Christ:Superstar.

'American Soldier' from 2009 was an alright concept that didn't sound that great.
 
2013-06-30 09:20:53 AM
Kill him, that's all you have to do.  He's a risk, and get the manager as well.
 
2013-06-30 09:25:19 AM
Fark ate my formatting, that was supposed to be i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-30 09:30:19 AM

FuLinHyu: UGH! Vettel out. :-(



Lol the F1 thread is up there. ↑
 
2013-06-30 09:30:55 AM

LDM90: I can't believe there's enough of an audience to support one Queensryche much less two. Until this whole thing flared up I could have sworn they broke up in the mid-90s.

Didn't this happen with Great White too? You'd think each band would be trying to force the other to take the name.

"It's yours!"
"No you take it!"


And LA Guns
 
2013-06-30 09:36:42 AM
Okay, was the wife ever qualified to be a business manager? Like a BBA or MBA?

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Or perhaps raised from the dead by a cult?
 
2013-06-30 09:36:55 AM

MFAWG: That would be 2 too many.


THIS X 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
 
2013-06-30 09:41:11 AM

Smashed Hat: Geoff Tate is a gigantic douchenozzle.


And Todd la Torre can outsing him any day of the week. Geoff's voice is all but gone at this point, and his nepotism has been an ongoing issue for many years now. It was nothing more than a cashgrab by he and his wife.

Now that I have a choice of bands, I'll be going to see Wilton and La Torre as QR, not Geoff and a bunch of musicians for hire.
 
2013-06-30 09:50:58 AM
Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary
 
2013-06-30 09:51:34 AM

serial_crusher: Can't all the Queensryches just get along?

Sounds to me like maybe the band that has 3 original members (+1 guy who joined the original band in 2009...) has more authority to the name than the band that only has 1 of the original members.  That's just me though.


You'd think so, but then there are cases like War. The courts determined that the producer they were trying to ditch owned the band name, so the group touring as War only has one original member. The rest of the band works together under the name "Lowrider Band."
 
2013-06-30 09:56:40 AM
a third iteration of the band features Ray Romano on load vocals.  That's right.

the King Of Queensryche.
 
2013-06-30 10:12:57 AM

rickythepenguin: a third iteration of the band features Ray Romano on load vocals.  That's right.

the King Of Queensryche.


I heard the fourth iteration features Kevin James and is called "Everyone loves Queensryche".
 
2013-06-30 10:17:03 AM

basemetal: Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary


Queensryche is not a hair band, although they came up in that timeframe. Poison is a hairband. Motley Crue is a hairband. Queensryche is not.

/I dont particularly like them.
//Their somgs always sound sterile
///Like they were built using an instruction manual.
 
2013-06-30 10:23:54 AM
[whothehellcares.jpg]
 
2013-06-30 10:25:28 AM
Despite what's happened to the band recently,I still say Operation:Mindcrime and Promised Land are two fantastic albums. Great concerts, too.
 
2013-06-30 10:28:15 AM

ZAZ: When Yes broke apart, lawyers untangled all the threads and determined that the band name went with Chris Squire, no matter whose band had the majority of early members.

Seattle alt-metal group

Is alt-metal a real thing?


No, like prog-rock it's something that does not exist naturally
 
2013-06-30 10:36:40 AM
Wow... I just listened to Mindcrime the other day on a whim. I had no idea it's been 25 years. Fark, I'm old.

I always loved Tate's vocals, but you know he was never going to keep that range as he got older. And apparently he's kind of a dick. Oh well.
 
2013-06-30 10:37:20 AM
Having heard both versions recently released albums, and having actually bought the self titled album by the version with the remaining original members, I have to give the edge to them. Tate's album, aside from being horribly mixed, sounds like a guy who found a bunch of dudes on the street, slapped together some tunes, and rushed to get his album out first. It has a couple of good moments, but otherwise sounds contrived. It doesn't help that it doesn't have a 'band' feel to it. It sounds like session guys did it, in a hurry, and not in a good way. The original mix was so bad the record company had to send it back to get remixed due to the awful reviews it was getting just for the mix alone.

'Queensryche' on the other hand, with LaTorre singing, sounds pretty good. Not a great album, but very solid, and aside from some issues with their mix too (wtf is wrong with engineers and producers these days, not everything has to be so loud in the mix) is a very good return to form, with elements of Rage, Mindcrime and Empire. Songwriting is much better too.

I don't know if the courts will weight sales, chart success and tour success as a measure of who gets to use the name, but I'd say all indications in that regard point towards the LaTorre fronted version with the original guys in the band.
 
2013-06-30 10:53:55 AM
Let's hope the 'wrong' version doesn't get the keys to the "Defiant".

we'll never convince the Romulans it was a transporter accedent
 
2013-06-30 10:54:45 AM

ZMugg: Let's hope the 'wrong' version doesn't get the keys to the "Defiant".

we'll never convince the Romulans it was a transporter accident


FTFM
 
2013-06-30 11:00:05 AM
I hope that the court rules that Queensryche is a dissolved entity, and neither group may use that name. It is a longshot, but would serve them all right.
 
2013-06-30 11:26:48 AM
media.avclub.com
 
2013-06-30 11:30:17 AM

Myria: [media.avclub.com image 627x352]


There's no call for restoring to that.
 
2013-06-30 11:31:18 AM
I hope the judge issues a permanent injunction enjoining anyone from ever performing a Queensyrche song again. I do have to say that Silent Lucidity is one of the most unintentionally hilarious songs ever written and to this day it makes me laugh whenever I hear it on an oldies station.
 
2013-06-30 11:31:57 AM

Madbassist1: basemetal: Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary

Queensryche is not a hair band, although they came up in that timeframe. Poison is a hairband. Motley Crue is a hairband. Queensryche is not.

/I dont particularly like them.
//Their somgs always sound sterile
///Like they were built using an instruction manual.


   www.progarchives.com
 
2013-06-30 11:41:16 AM

Joe USer: Myria: [media.avclub.com image 627x352]

There's no call for restoring to that.


resorting

I have to stop doing tech support and reading threads at the same time.
 
2013-06-30 11:46:52 AM
Pack it in everybody, the band is over.

Should have been done when Chris Squire joined The Buggles and changed their name to Yes, too.
 
2013-06-30 11:55:11 AM

basemetal: Madbassist1: basemetal: Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary

Queensryche is not a hair band, although they came up in that timeframe. Poison is a hairband. Motley Crue is a hairband. Queensryche is not.

/I dont particularly like them.
//Their somgs always sound sterile
///Like they were built using an instruction manual.

   [www.progarchives.com image 800x705]


www.metallipromo.com

userserve-ak.last.fm

/hair alone does not make a band hair metal
 
2013-06-30 12:10:36 PM

HighZoolander: basemetal: Madbassist1: basemetal: Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary

Queensryche is not a hair band, although they came up in that timeframe. Poison is a hairband. Motley Crue is a hairband. Queensryche is not.

/I dont particularly like them.
//Their somgs always sound sterile
///Like they were built using an instruction manual.

   [www.progarchives.com image 800x705]

[www.metallipromo.com image 500x402]

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x333]

/hair alone does not make a band hair metal


You are of course correct, and it still cracks me up that Scott Ian looked like that back in the day.  Is he the first guy who shaved his head because he was losing his hair?
 
2013-06-30 12:12:02 PM
Operation:  Mindcrime is one of my favorite albums of all time.  Saw QR on their Building Empires tour when they did OM beginning to end.  It was amazing.

OM2 is kind of shiatty.
 
2013-06-30 12:14:07 PM

macdaddy357: I hope that the court rules that Queensryche is a dissolved entity, and neither group may use that name. It is a longshot, but would serve them all right.


Not really. This whole trainwreck is Tater-Tot's fault (along with his Sharon Osbourne-like wife). Go dig up his EPK. It is PURE COMEDY. Except he wasn't kidding.
 
2013-06-30 12:17:33 PM

mjbok: OM2 is kind of shiatty.


there, fixed that.
 
2013-06-30 12:19:47 PM
I am old enough to remember when this argument would actually be relevant to the music world.

Damn.
 
2013-06-30 12:21:35 PM

sprag: mjbok: OM2 is kind of shiatty.

there, fixed that.


It has a couple of songs that aren't awful.
 
mhd
2013-06-30 12:22:03 PM
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Orgasmatron138: Is he the first guy who shaved his head because he was losing his hair?


This is what always bothered me about some metal bands. Statistically speaking, there should be a lot more metal band members with male pattern baldness around.

/The good thing is that finding a vocalist sounding like Tate isn't really hard, given that his style has been pretty iconic and oft-imitiated.
//Just like faux-Halfords were a dime-a-dozen
 
2013-06-30 12:26:30 PM

Orgasmatron138: HighZoolander: basemetal: Madbassist1: basemetal: Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary

Queensryche is not a hair band, although they came up in that timeframe. Poison is a hairband. Motley Crue is a hairband. Queensryche is not.

/I dont particularly like them.
//Their somgs always sound sterile
///Like they were built using an instruction manual.

   [www.progarchives.com image 800x705]

[www.metallipromo.com image 500x402]

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x333]

/hair alone does not make a band hair metal

You are of course correct, and it still cracks me up that Scott Ian looked like that back in the day.  Is he the first guy who shaved his head because he was losing his hair?


bravewords-public.s3.amazonaws.com
Now they are all sans hair.
 
2013-06-30 12:37:22 PM
The original Queensryche from WAY back was a hella insane live band. I was at one of the three LiveCrime concerts they did (all were in Wisconsin, lucky for us) and it was pretty much the best long-format single concert ever. And don't even bring that Pink Floyd shiat up in this conversation, that's like parking a Volkswagon next to a Ferrari.

Sadly, once Chris Degarmo bailed out, they started going to shiat. Geoff may be very intelligent and have a 5 octave range, but he's a lot like Lars Ulrich turned out to be, his ego and massive, throbbing vagina screwed it up for everyone else.

Chris was the heart of that band as far as the music went. Geoff did some good writing and lyrics, yes, but the music was mostly Chris. Sad they couldn't keep it together.
 
2013-06-30 12:38:48 PM
Tate's solo band has a solid lineup but it's not Queensryche any more than Bikky Sheehan and Steve Vai were Van Halen.

Queensryche were awesome until Tate drove it into the ground with horrible grungy non-metal albums.  Now that they have a singer who can actually hit the notes, actually likes metal, doesn't have a power-hungry wife, doesn't steal fans' iPhones, doesn't spit on and try to stab his bandmates, and doesn't tell the audience that they suck, they seem to have a new life.  I hope this leads to a second chance at success for them.  The new guy has an INCREDIBLE voice.
 
2013-06-30 12:44:54 PM

HighZoolander: basemetal: Madbassist1: basemetal: Can't say I care, can't say I'd go see them live anyway.

/and I go to a lot of concerts,
//they were part of the late 80's hair bands that became tired, predictable, and ordinary

Queensryche is not a hair band, although they came up in that timeframe. Poison is a hairband. Motley Crue is a hairband. Queensryche is not.

/I dont particularly like them.
//Their somgs always sound sterile
///Like they were built using an instruction manual.

   [www.progarchives.com image 800x705]

[www.metallipromo.com image 500x402]

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x333]

/hair alone does not make a band hair metal


Exactly. Megadeth looked like that. Exodus looked like that. Death Angel looked like that. Pretty much everyone I ever saw play metal before 1995 looked like that. Motorhead did feature more facial hair, I suppose. The actual simpering, "power-ballad"-spewing hair bands went in for a little more hair color and eye makeup, as best I remember.

/ CSB, or something like that: A former friend of mine once told a couple of the guys in Metallica,"You farking hippies need a haircut!". They got the haircuts. Took them about 15 years to get 'round to it, though. Then their albums started to suck.
 
2013-06-30 12:45:16 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
/never used a transporter...
 
2013-06-30 01:16:09 PM
My understanding is this whole thing started with Tate selling the movie rights to Mindcrime and not only not telling the band, but keeping all the money.  Serious dick move.

In retaliation the band fired his wife as manager and his (daughter?) as fan club president.  Tate didn't take it well, and was a douchbag onstage.

Things went downhill from there.
 
2013-06-30 01:17:09 PM
There are quite a few hairmetal acts that split in two.  L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Great White are the ones I remember off the top of my head.  Queensryche isn't hairmetal though, even if they kind of tried with Empire.

/New album is really really good.  Shockingly so.//I meant the one by the REAL QR, with Todd on vocals.
 
2013-06-30 01:22:25 PM
Tate's band should tour under the name "Yardbirds".  Situation resolved.
 
2013-06-30 02:38:56 PM

PsyLord: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 457x339]
/never used a transporter...


Why, WHHHYYYY would you reference that turd
 
2013-06-30 02:39:58 PM

xaks: And don't even bring that Pink Floyd shiat up in this conversation, that's like parking a Volkswagon next to a Ferrari.


You never see fans of Spock's Beard or the Flower Kings asserting these ridiculous superlatives for their favorite prog-metal band...
 
2013-06-30 02:45:21 PM

velvet_fog: I do have to say that Silent Lucidity is one of the most unintentionally hilarious songs ever written and to this day it makes me laugh whenever I hear it on an oldies station.


Wanna know how I know you don't have kids?
 
2013-06-30 03:15:21 PM
Protip: The one with the beard is a good band. But if it's just a mustache, it's evil.
 
2013-06-30 03:30:31 PM
I had the chance to see Geoff Tate's version a few weeks ago at a small venue but didn't go because the whole is truly the sum of its parts. Nobody can sing the songs like him, but the band is just as important. It's like with Live, Ed Kowalczyk got dollar signs in his eyes after all those years and POW, that's the end of it.
 
2013-06-30 03:44:59 PM
Queensryche red and Queensryche blue?
 
2013-06-30 03:50:41 PM
And somewhere Chris DeGarmo is laughing, although both sides claim they're on good terms with him.

What makes this even funnier is that Parker Lundgren, the guitarist in the non-Tate 'ryche, was married to the aforementioned fan club-running stepdaughter for a few months.  Judging by where he is now I think it's safe to say we know whose side he's on.  Geoff must have absolutely loved that he was throwing these out in the crowd too:

i5.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-30 03:56:40 PM

Orgasmatron138: I love Tate's vocals and lyrics, but his version sucks.  It breaks my heart to say it, but it's brutal.  Event he last few Queensryche albums with him are bad.  It's like he just discovered 90s music a few years ago.

Non-tate Ryche sounds pretty good now.  I watched some of their live footage, and they seem pretty rejuvenated.

This is the polar opposite situation from when Rob Halford left Judas Priest for a while.  That was actually kind of awesome, because Halford is awesome on his own, and Priest found a really good vocalist to replace him.  In effect, it was like Priest doubled their power.


Well, derailing this topic even farther, but the Judas Priest split up showed where the talent was in that band. And the answer was: Halford, Downing and Tipton. Fight and Small Deadly Space pretty much roared, while meanwhile JP replacement leather lungs Ripper showed he could match scream for bellow with Halford any day. It was pretty remarkable for a while.
 
2013-06-30 03:58:25 PM

SithLord: Queensryche red and Queensryche blue?


Queensrÿche Hollÿwood and Queensrÿche Wölfpac
 
2013-06-30 04:00:12 PM
poot_rootbeer:

You never see fans of Spock's Beard or the Flower Kings asserting these ridiculous superlatives for their favorite prog-metal band...

Since I've never even heard of those two ... names? I'm guessing they are band names or something? ... then I guess you're at least 3 tics cooler than I am. Or something.

Go you.
 
2013-06-30 04:00:57 PM

Madbassist1: Wanna know how I know you don't have kids?


Regardless of whether the sentiment is relatable, it's a ridiculous song.

It has random bars of 15/16 in the intro, for christ sake.  And then there's the "A Day In The Life" knockoff interlude...
 
2013-06-30 04:02:08 PM

Marisyana: And somewhere Chris DeGarmo is laughing, although both sides claim they're on good terms with him.

What makes this even funnier is that Parker Lundgren, the guitarist in the non-Tate 'ryche, was married to the aforementioned fan club-running stepdaughter for a few months.  Judging by where he is now I think it's safe to say we know whose side he's on.  Geoff must have absolutely loved that he was throwing these out in the crowd too:

[i5.photobucket.com image 481x262]


That is in incredibly poor taste.

poot_rootbeer: SithLord: Queensryche red and Queensryche blue?

Queensrÿche Hollÿwood and Queensrÿche Wölfpac


That made me laugh, you bastard
 
2013-06-30 04:03:48 PM

poot_rootbeer: SithLord: Queensryche red and Queensryche blue?

Queensrÿche Hollÿwood and Queensrÿche Wölfpac


But are they bowdy bowdy and rowdy rowdy?

/Somos Unos Pocos Locos 4 Eva!
 
2013-06-30 04:10:06 PM

poot_rootbeer: Madbassist1: Wanna know how I know you don't have kids?

Regardless of whether the sentiment is relatable, it's a ridiculous song.

It has random bars of 15/16 in the intro, for christ sake.  And then there's the "A Day In The Life" knockoff interlude...


I think you're reading too much into it. You do that and you hate any music. I'm gonna have to listen to it to respond...hold on. Oh wow.

Ouch. Although I both of your critiques are complete bullshiat, I actually did go out to listen to the song for you 15/16 thing. (its bullshiat)

But I ran across this when I was looking. This....this is a horrible thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd0AK5Vov0o
 
2013-06-30 04:19:58 PM
Queensryche is nothing but a Queensryche tribute band without Tate. Even if he is a tool. He is/was the face of the band.

It's an old story. Singer and band split, band thinks they can just get a sound-alike guy and move on.
 
2013-06-30 04:21:40 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Queensryche is nothing but a Queensryche tribute band without Tate. Even if he is a tool. He is/was the face of the band.

It's an old story. Singer and band split, band thinks they can just get a sound-alike guy and move on.


Dude. Click that link above you...
 
2013-06-30 04:28:07 PM

Madbassist1: That is in incredibly poor taste.


Yes, putting a MySpace URL on anything in 2009 was pretty unforgiveable.
 
2013-06-30 04:28:34 PM

Staffa Kar Therma: rickythepenguin: a third iteration of the band features Ray Romano on load vocals.  That's right.

the King Of Queensryche.

I heard the fourth iteration features Kevin James and is called "Everyone loves Queensryche".


And the Chris Rock version called "Everyone Hates Queensryche"?
 
2013-06-30 04:49:12 PM
This kind of reminds me of the movie Rock Star with Marky Mark.  Okay movie the first couple of times, but it grows on you.  Plus there is a shot of Jennifer Anniston in this see through lace dress that shows she did, indeed, have one of the best asses of the 00's.
 
2013-06-30 04:52:58 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Queensryche is nothing but a Queensryche tribute band without Tate. Even if he is a tool. He is/was the face of the band.



Have you actually heard GT's QR? It's awful.

Whereas Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield's QR is better than pretty much everything they've done since DeGarmo left in '97.
 
2013-06-30 05:07:10 PM

xaks: poot_rootbeer:

You never see fans of Spock's Beard or the Flower Kings asserting these ridiculous superlatives for their favorite prog-metal band...

Since I've never even heard of those two ... names? I'm guessing they are band names or something? ... then I guess you're at least 3 tics cooler than I am. Or something.

Go you.


They're alright, but I'd just barely put them on the prog metal spectrum like Rush, and I have an incredibly low tolerance for unclean vocals so I don't listen to most of the heaviest stuff

The album of the year for me right now in the genre is Tesseract's "Altered State" (full album stream easy to find on youtube), though Haken and Dream Theater will hopefully give them a run for their money in September.
 
2013-06-30 06:52:59 PM

mjbok: This kind of reminds me of the movie Rock Star with Marky Mark.  Okay movie the first couple of times, but it grows on you.  Plus there is a shot of Jennifer Anniston in this see through lace dress that shows she did, indeed, have one of the best asses of the 00's.


That was actually "loosely based" on the story of ex Judas Priest singer Tim "Ripper" Owens. Allegedly a film company was in negotiations to do a biopic of Owens, but Priest were asking for too much money so made this one instead.
 
2013-06-30 07:02:38 PM

Snapper Carr: Have you actually heard GT's QR? It's awful.


Yeah, it's weak.

The actual QR has been close to awful and silly (cabaret show anyone?) for years now, supposedly because of his dictatorship or something after DeGarmo left. But Tate's singing of the good QR stuff is irreplaceable. It's like if GnR had fired Axl and got another guy.

The Queensryche with the new singer and the new stuff sounds like a Queensryche tribute band. It's not bad music, but there really is no point to it. And for live shows, I can hear other guys anywhere sing Mindcrime covers.
 
2013-06-30 08:38:41 PM
How quickly some Ryche fans forget DeGarmo wrote most of HiTNF and even convinced them to let him sing a song on it.

There are stories going around that although he did want to pursue his plane flying, part of the reason he left was his inability to get along with Tate (and it had been going on for awhile.)

He even came back for Tribe and originally wanted to tour, but he and Tate couldn't work it out.
 
2013-06-30 08:43:03 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I always liked Queensryche because it was the gateway band for musicians who had no idea what prog really was to call their own music progressive which of course led us to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, one of the signs of the apocalypse.


this. how queensryche was ever considered 'prog' in any way whatsoever, i never understood back then or now.
 
2013-06-30 08:53:32 PM

mahavishnunj: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I always liked Queensryche because it was the gateway band for musicians who had no idea what prog really was to call their own music progressive which of course led us to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, one of the signs of the apocalypse.

this. how queensryche was ever considered 'prog' in any way whatsoever, i never understood back then or now.



They were one of the only metal bands in the 80s who wrote intelligent songs, so it kinda stuck by default.  Most of the songs on Rage For Order could be considered prog, especially Screaming In Digital.  That album was ahead of its time.
 
2013-06-30 09:56:34 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: PsyLord: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 457x339]
/never used a transporter...

Why, WHHHYYYY would you reference that turd


Something about two of the same at each other's throat forever...

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-30 10:09:27 PM

mahavishnunj: how queensryche was ever considered 'prog' in any way whatsoever, i never understood back then or now.


Concept albums.

SEQUELS to concept albums.
 
2013-06-30 10:19:14 PM

mahavishnunj: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I always liked Queensryche because it was the gateway band for musicians who had no idea what prog really was to call their own music progressive which of course led us to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, one of the signs of the apocalypse.

this. how queensryche was ever considered 'prog' in any way whatsoever, i never understood back then or now.


The genre was just developing during the bands early days.  They were an important band for pushing the bar, but got were sounding somewhat ordinary compared to the likes of Dream Theater and Symphony X and others by the late 90s.
 
2013-06-30 10:26:47 PM

12349876: The genre was just developing during the bands early days. They were an important band for pushing the bar, but got were sounding somewhat ordinary compared to the likes of Dream Theater and Symphony X and others by the late 90s.


QR started back in the mid to late 60's?
 
2013-06-30 10:36:54 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: 12349876: The genre was just developing during the bands early days. They were an important band for pushing the bar, but got were sounding somewhat ordinary compared to the likes of Dream Theater and Symphony X and others by the late 90s.

QR started back in the mid to late 60's?


We're talking about prog metal here, which Wikipedia states mid 80s as the date for its cultural origin.  We're not talking heavy metal or prog rock.
 
2013-06-30 10:45:27 PM
i was around back then. still dont get it. kings x, gorguts, death, galactic cowboys, mr bungle, watchtower, naked city. those i could see labeled  as 'prog metal' whatever that is. but queensryche? please.
 
2013-06-30 10:48:29 PM
just to clarify, im not a hater of this band, its just always baffled me how they were 'progressive'. every magazine always referred to them like they were the f*cking yes or genesis of metal or something back then.
 
2013-06-30 11:07:36 PM
Queensryche's best song (during their awesome days) is "Anybody Listening?"... it's such an amazing piece. The video was pretty awesome too!
 
2013-06-30 11:19:27 PM
Sammy.
 
2013-06-30 11:31:34 PM

Snapper Carr: barneyfifesbullet: Queensryche is nothing but a Queensryche tribute band without Tate. Even if he is a tool. He is/was the face of the band.

Have you actually heard GT's QR? It's awful.

Whereas Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield's QR is better than pretty much everything they've done since DeGarmo left in '97.


They both suck.

I punched out of being in the loop after "Promised Land."  I heard they were doing Mindcrime 2 and realized it was the smartest move they could make.
 
2013-07-01 12:41:59 AM

Eufah Kennidiets: mahavishnunj: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I always liked Queensryche because it was the gateway band for musicians who had no idea what prog really was to call their own music progressive which of course led us to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, one of the signs of the apocalypse.

this. how queensryche was ever considered 'prog' in any way whatsoever, i never understood back then or now.


They were one of the only metal bands in the 80s who wrote intelligent songs, so it kinda stuck by default.  Most of the songs on Rage For Order could be considered prog, especially Screaming In Digital.  That album was ahead of its time.


Farking THIS. NO ONE was doing anything like this in '86.That album is a masterpiece.
 
2013-07-01 02:53:16 AM

Eufah Kennidiets: How quickly some Ryche fans forget DeGarmo wrote most of HiTNF and even convinced them to let him sing a song on it.

There are stories going around that although he did want to pursue his plane flying, part of the reason he left was his inability to get along with Tate (and it had been going on for awhile.)

He even came back for Tribe and originally wanted to tour, but he and Tate couldn't work it out.


DeGarmo was the creative force of the band. Without him, everything fell apart. They were never the same. As a long time fan, it took me far too long to realize everything I liked about the band originated with him. The melodies, choruses, guitar solos, etc.. that was all DeGarmo's doing.

I've heard interviews with GT recently where he basically disowns the old stuff where he would sing in the upper registers. It wasn't enough to say "I just don't like that much anymore." He basically said he can't stand those songs and refused to play them on tour, much to the disappointment of fans and the rest of the band (at the time). Obviously, that had a lo do with the fact that he can't farking sing them to save his life. No shiat, Geoff. No wonder you hate them. GT from the 80s and 90s is all I care to remember. He was brilliant then. I haven't bought a QR album since the early 2000s and I don't bother to listen to anything after Promised Land anymore.

Such a shame.
 
2013-07-01 02:30:47 PM

mjbok: Operation:  Mindcrime is one of my favorite albums of all time.  Saw QR on their Building Empires tour when they did OM beginning to end.  It was amazing.

OM2 is kind of shiatty.


I love Operation Mindcrime, and I'm bummed that I missed the shows when they would come through and play the full album. That said, I haven't heard anything from the band that really made me want to hear it again since Empire.
 
2013-07-01 02:33:49 PM

xaks: Geoff may be very intelligent


LOL... We watched 'Celebrity Jeopardy' once because I was under the same notion. We'd seen Scott Ian wipe the floor with everyone else's ass, I figure Geoff Tate couldn't be far behind, he'd always seemd smart. Holy Christ, it may just have been a SNL skit, Tate was that stupid. I mean, I'm actually impressed that he spelled his name right.
 
2013-07-01 03:12:40 PM

Mikey1969: mjbok: Operation:  Mindcrime is one of my favorite albums of all time.  Saw QR on their Building Empires tour when they did OM beginning to end.  It was amazing.

OM2 is kind of shiatty.

I love Operation Mindcrime, and I'm bummed that I missed the shows when they would come through and play the full album. That said, I haven't heard anything from the band that really made me want to hear it again since Empire.


OM2 is like Caddyshack 2 or Blues Brothers 2000: something that has no reason to exist.
 
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