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GEOFF TATE Is 'Feeling So Much Better Each Day' After Undergoing Heart Procedure

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that he is "feeling so much better each day" after recently undergoing an unspecified heart procedure. On Sunday (July 3),Tate took to his Facebook page to share a photo of him with Dr. Sami Kueri from the department of cardiovascular surgery at the Univers...
July 5, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Says He Got Death Threats From 'Wackos' Who Objected To Him Fronting The Band

In a new interview with the "Metal From The Inside" podcast, current QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Todd La Torre spoke about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced in the decade since he stepped into the group as the replacement for original frontman Geoff Tate. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
June 29, 2022
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ASIA Feat. Original Members CARL PALMER And GEOFF DOWNES: 40th-Anniversary U.S. Tour Rescheduled For 2023

ASIA, one of the greatest and best-loved supergroups to emerge during the 1980s, will embark on an extensive U.S. tour in March 2023 to promote the 40th anniversary of its multi-platinum debut album and the new "Asia In Asia" box set. The tour, which had originally been set for August 2022 as a co-b...
June 29, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Says 'Real Singers' In Heavy Metal Are 'A Dying Breed'

QUEENSRŸCHE's Todd La Torre has lamented the lack of "real singers" in heavy metal, saying that they are a "dying breed." The 48-year-old vocalist, who has fronted QUEENSRŸCHE for the past decade, took to his Twitter on Monday (June 27) to write: "I love gutturals don't get me wrong, and I do them o...
June 28, 2022
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GEOFF TATE On Why He No Longer Sings QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Songs In Original Key: 'I Can't Hit Those High Notes Like That Anymore'

Geoff Tate, who has spent much of the last couple of years on the road celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Empire" and "Rage For Order" albums, has confirmed to "The Jasta Show" that his backing band is playing the music tuned a half step down to accommodate his aging voice. "I can't...
June 28, 2022
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MICHAEL SWEET Says STRYPER Is Tuning Down Half Step To Accommodate His Aging Voice

Michael Sweet has admitted that he and his STRYPER bandmates no longer attempt to perform the group's songs in the original key. In a social media post earlier today (Thursday, June 2),the 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist revealed that and the rest of STRYPER played their music on the band's just-com...
June 2, 2022
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Musicians Pay Tribute To YES Drummer ALAN WHITE

A number of well-known musicians from around the world have taken to social media to pay tribute to YES drummer Alan White, who died yesterday (Thursday, May 26) after a short illness. He was 72. The musician, born in County Durham, England, passed away in the United States, his family said in a sta...
May 27, 2022
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YES Drummer ALAN WHITE To Miss U.K. Tour Due To 'Health Issues'; Temporary Replacement Announced

Due to "current health issues," YES drummer Alan White will not take part in the band's upcoming 50th-anniversary "Close To The Edge" tour of the U.K. and Ireland. Alan's close friend Jay Schellen will be taking on drumming duties in White's place. According to YES's management, Alan "was really loo...
May 22, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON Fire Back At SCOTT ROCKENFIELD, Accuse Drummer Of 'Abandoning' The Band

QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) have fired back at their estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield, accusing him of abandoning his position as a member of the band and misappropriating the group's assets to his own personal benefit. Last October, Rockenfield filed a la...
April 24, 2022
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SALIVA's BOBBY AMARU Says Band's Upcoming Reunion With JOSEY SCOTT Will Be 'Good For The Fans'

SALIVA frontman Bobby Amaru says that 2021 "was just not a good year" for the band's planned reunion with original vocalist Josey Scott. Scott left SALIVA at the end of 2011 after 15 years with the group, reportedly to pursue a solo Christian music career. He was quickly replaced by Amaru, who can b...
April 12, 2022
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GRAMMY AWARDS Producer Apologizes For 'In Memoriam' Snubs

A producer of this year's Grammy Awards has apologized for the exclusion of a number of notable names from the televised portion of the ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. After the 2022 Grammy Awards were broadcast on Sunday, April 3 live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, many hard...
April 8, 2022
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GEOFF TATE Says 'There's Not Really A Motivation' For QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Lineup To Reunite

Geoff Tate says that "there's not really a motivation" for QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup to ever reunite. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fir...
April 5, 2022
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TAYLOR HAWKINS Gets Extended Tribute, JOEY JORDISON Is Excluded From GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at 50 a little over a week ago, was honored during the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. "This was the moment in the show when I was supposed to be introducing the FOO FIGHTERS," host Trevor Noah announced be...
April 4, 2022
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MICHAEL WILTON On Possibility Of GEOFF TATE And SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Returning To QUEENSRŸCHE: 'What Will Be Will Be'

In a new interview with Tigman of the WPDH 101.5 FM radio station in Poughkeepsie, New York, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about the possibility of fellow original members Geoff Tate (vocals) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) coming back to the band. He responded: "I have nothing on any...
April 1, 2022
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Watch GEOFF TATE Perform QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Empire' And 'Rage For Order' Albums In Milan, Italy

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's March 11 performance at Legend Club in Milan, Italy can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Andre D. Keaton"). Tate's current tour is celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Empire" and "Rage For Order" albums. The setlist for the Milan show w...
March 13, 2022