Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums), Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren (guitars), Todd La Torre (new singer)
Geoff Tate’s new “second” Queensryche: Rudy Sarzo (bass, ex-Dio, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Ozzy, ex-Whitesnake), Bobby Blotzer (drums, Ratt), Glen Drover (guitars, ex-Megadeth), Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-Queensryche) and Randy Gane (keyboards, ex-Myth).
Getting (Canadian!) Glen Drover is a huge coup. Sarzo’s history speaks for itself. Gray is no surprise, at least to me. But “Da Blotz” Bobby Blotzer on drums? Seriously, Geoff? That’s…uhhh…an interesting choice for a new Queensryche. What, was Frankie Banali unavailable so next on the list was Da Blotz?
My initial impressions are as follows: Drover’s brilliant but this new patchwork Queensryche smells like the new Guns N’ Roses. Blotzer is a choice that just boggles my mind. I guess we’ll see how it goes, but my money’s on the old Queensryche. Still can’t believe the fans have to deal with two Queensryches, now. Hopefully the courts will put this to an end in 2013 and rule that the guys who booted Geoff out by majority vote have the rights to the name….
This is just getting stupid. Geoff, stop being a douche!
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