OK folks, as usual I’ll let Geoff say it all.
On the “original” Queensryche with Todd La Torre:
They started a side project called Rising West, and they quickly found out that it didn’t have any value in the marketplace. They couldn’t sell any shows. They couldn’t get booked for shows. And that’s when they fired me and tried to use the name Queensryche to book shows, so they could all make a living.
So what you’re saying Geoff is that the firing had nothing to do with the spitting and the physical assaults and so on and so forth? This argument doesn’t even make any sense. Geoff’s claiming that Queensryche fired him, because their side project couldn’t sell any shows? I’m sure they don’t need a side project to sell shows to make a living while they’re in Queensryche? If business was as good as Geoff claims, anyway.
On Glen Drover, guitar player in Tate’s new “second” Queensryche:
I had known of him but never met him, but I’ve seen him play a number of times with Megadeth, and I thought he was a fantastic player; just a real fluid, effortless guitar player. And then talking with him, he’s just a really cool guy, very down-to-earth. He’s a Canadian guy who likes hockey and beer, and I’m all down with that.
Alright. I’m down with that too.
And lastly, on his solo album:
It just happened pretty quickly, and I worked at a pace that’s pretty normal for me, really. A lot of what you hear on it are first, second or third takes. It was pretty immediate, us sitting in the same room, playing together, feeding off each other, and just kinda making stuff up as we went. So it was a fun, immediate record, without a lot of rehearsing it into the ground. Not a very polished record, not over-produced and slick. It’s pretty raw.
OK, that doesn’t sound bad. Has anybody heard the record yet? I’ve read good things, but Christmas is coming.