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Former QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Underwent Aortic Valve Replacement

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has revealed that he underwent an aortic valve replacement this past summer. According to NHS, an aortic valve replacement is a type of open-heart surgery used to treat problems with the heart's aortic valve. The aortic valve controls the flow of blood out from t...
December 6, 2022
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Watch GEOFF TATE Sing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Queen Of The Reich' In Saint Charles, Illinois During Fall 2022 Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's December 4 performance at Arcada Theatre in Saint Charles, Illinois can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube channel MusicJunkie422). The show saw Tate playing many of QUEENSRŸCHE's biggest songs, including early classic "Queen Of The Reich", which originally a...
December 5, 2022
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Vocalist GEOFF TATE: 'I'll Keep Singing Songs Until I Can't Do It Anymore'

In a new interview with Conversaciones Necias, former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate was asked if he has given any thought to his eventual retirement. He responded: "I think I'll keep traveling and singing songs until I can't do it anymore. I really enjoy it. It's a wonderful lifestyle, and I'm ver...
November 30, 2022
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IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022
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Will There Ever Be An Official QUEENSRŸCHE Band Biography? MICHAEL WILTON Responds

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates releasing a band biography. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've had offers of people writing a book for us. And it just takes a lot of...
November 23, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'Everybody's Trying To Get Famous Quick And They're Not Putting In The Work'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre spoke to Metallerium about the fact that some of today's biggest pop artists have managed to become famous without playing a single live show and never had to slog it out in the clubs touring in a van. "I think everybody's trying to get famous quick and they're not...
November 19, 2022
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GEOFF TATE Is Still Not Back To 100 Percent After His Open-Heart Surgery

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that he has still not completely recovered after recently undergoing an unspecified heart procedure. The 63-year-old musician discussed his health in an interview with Tulsa Music Stream. Asked if he is feeling back to a hundred percent nearly six months aft...
November 17, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's Legal Dispute With SCOTT ROCKENFELD Is Still 'Ongoing': 'It'll Work Itself Out', Says MICHAEL WILTON

In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked for the latest in the legal dispute with co-founding drummer Scott Rockenfeld, who sued QUEENSRŸCHE and was counter-sued over a number of allegations. Michael said: "It's ongoing and the lawyers are dealing...
November 16, 2022
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Announces Tour Celebrating 35th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" album on tour in 2023. The European leg of the trek will include a nine-show run of dates in June. Speaking about the tour, Tate said: "It's strange to think about, but this is my pe...
November 10, 2022
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DISTURBED Bassist JOHN MOYER Marries Longtime Girlfriend: Photos, Video

DISTURBED bassist John Moyer has married his longtime girlfriend Brandi Nicole Hester. The couple, who had been engaged since May 2021, tied the knot on Saturday, November 5 in their hometown of Kyle, Texas. Prior to their engagement, they had been dating for six years. They share two boys, Donovan...
November 6, 2022
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TODD LA TORRE Emerges As Outspoken Face Of QUEENSRŸCHE: 'I'm Not Going To Be Muzzled'

By David E. Gehlke Cabaret shows, "Dedicated To Chaos", backstage fracases and legal disputes over the QUEENSRŸCHE name all feel like distant memories when thinking about the last ten years with Todd La Torre fronting the band. The former CRIMSON GLORY singer joined QUEENSRŸCHE at its lowest point i...
October 27, 2022
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Watch GEOFF TATE Perform Acoustic Versions Of QUEENSRŸCHE Classics At Free Concert In Germany

Fan-filmed video of original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate and his solo band performing a free acoustic set this past Saturday (October 22) at Weingut Rinklin in Eichstetten am Kaiserstuhl, Germany can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Walk In The Shadows (QUEENSRŸCHE song) 02. Another...
October 24, 2022
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TOBIAS SAMMET Says RONNIE JAMES DIO's Singing Was 'Out Of This World'

In a new interview with Rocksverige, AVANTASIA leader and EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet was asked which singer, alive or dead, is his absolute favorite. He responded: "That's a very difficult question. It depends on the phases I go through, but it's probably be Ronnie James Dio [BLACK SABBATH, RAINBO...
October 24, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE Is Already Working On Follow-Up To 'Digital Noise Alliance', Says TODD LA TORRE

During an appearance on the October 11 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre, who joined the band a decade ago as the replacement for original vocalist Geoff Tate, was asked if he feels like has been fully accepted as the singer of QUEENSRŸCHE afte...
October 16, 2022
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Watch GEOFF TATE Sing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Queen Of The Reich' In Athens, Greece During Fall 2022 Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's October 14 performance at Gagarin 205 club in Athens, Greece can be seen below. The show saw Tate playing many of QUEENSRŸCHE's biggest songs, including early classic "Queen Of The Reich", which originally appeared on the band's debut EP. Tate had previously...
October 15, 2022