QUEENSRŸCHE Covers PINK FLOYD's 'Welcome To The Machine'; Video Available

September 27, 2007

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE performing a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Welcome to the Machine" on September 15, 2007 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida can be viewed below.

As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals),Michael Wilton (guitar) and Mike Stone performed two songs acoustically on September 11 during an appearance on Tori Thomas' show on 95.1 WZZO in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Check out the audio at the following locations:

"The Hands": Audio
"Until There Was You": Audio

QUEENSRŸCHE will pay homage to some of its musical idols on "Take Cover", a covers album due Nov. 13 via Rhino. The Seattle group is putting its stamp on such numbers as PINK FLOYD's "Welcome to the Machine", U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky" and PETER GABRIEL's "Red Rain".

QUEENSRŸCHE has only released a few covers, one of them being a powerful interpretation of "Scarborough Fair" in the early 1990s. According to Billboard.com, some of the 11 selections naturally fit the band's progressive rock influences, particularly PINK FLOYD and "Innuendo" by QUEEN, one of Tate's favorite bands. Others will definitely raise eyebrows. The group is giving Broadway a spin by performing "Heaven on Their Minds" from "Jesus Christ Superstar", as well as the O'JAYS' R&B classic "For Love of Money", the operatic "Odissea" by Italian duo CARLO MARRALE AND CHEOPE and an acoustic version of BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD's "For What It's Worth".

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