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(Q13 Fox)   A transporter accident has created two Queensryches who are doomed to be at each other's throats forever   (q13fox.com) divider line 20
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2013-06-30 11:55:11 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:20:53 AM  
2 votes:
Kill him, that's all you have to do.  He's a risk, and get the manager as well.
2013-06-30 08:08:56 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-07-01 12:41:59 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-30 11:07:36 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:53:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:52:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:17:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:16:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:38:48 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:37:20 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:36:40 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:25:28 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:12:57 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:41:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:25:19 AM  
1 votes:
Fark ate my formatting, that was supposed to be i44.tinypic.com
2013-06-30 09:08:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:06:50 AM  
1 votes:
That would be 2 too many.
2013-06-30 08:54:38 AM  
1 votes:
Lawyers making out like bandits as usual, Film at 11.
2013-06-30 08:51:16 AM  
1 votes:
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?
 
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