Geoff Tate-Fronted QUEENSRŸCHE Interviewed On KLOS 95.5 FM, Perform 'Eyes Of A Stranger' In The Studio
April 6, 2013, a year ago
The Geoff Tate-fronted QUEENSRŸCHE descended on Los Angeles-based KLOS 95.5 FM on Friday, April 5th for an interview and acoustic performance of 'Eyes Of A Stranger' on The Heidi & Frank Show. Footage featuring Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (ANIMETAL USA, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Robert Sarzo (HURRICANE, QUIET RIOT) can be viewed below:
Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records has announced the release of 'Cold', the premier single from the upcoming album from the Geoff Tate-fronted Queensrÿche, entitled Frequency Unknown, and due April 23rd.
Mixed by Anthony Focx (NEWSTED, AEROSMITH, NIGHT RANGER, TED NUGENT) the single is available on iTunes for downloading and will also be released as a special limited-edition 7” vinyl single with a newly-recorded version of the Queensrÿche classic, 'Silent Lucidity', mixed by Jürgen Engler (DORO, DIE KRUPPS) on the B-side.
Check out 'Cold' below:
As reported last week, the Geoff Tate-fronted Queensrÿche have decided to remix their upcoming album, Frequency Unknown, after fan complaints about the sound.
An official statement from the band's label Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records surfaced last week and reads as follows: "Since previews of the new Queensrÿche album were made available to the general public on iTunes and other digital retailers, some of the response has been less than positive. Some complained about the overall quality of the recordings, and in particular the mix. We here at Deadline Music have the utmost confidence in the powerful songwriting and outstanding performances from Geoff Tate and crew on this album, but we also want the fans to know that we are listening to them as well! So, in the interest of democratic free choice, Deadline Music has commissioned the superbly talented musician/producer Billy Sherwood (ex-YES) to remix the album. Now fans will be able to decide which mix they feel best represents the album: the original mix, which will be released on April 23rd, or the new mix by Billy Sherwood that will be made available at a future date to be announced…. WE REMIX, YOU DECIDE!"
However, Sherwood (pictured above) has since posted the following message via his Facebook page: "I've withdrawn from mixing the Queensrÿche project... Scheduling issues became a conflict, I'm in the middle of many projects both studio productions and live stuff. While I was excited about taking the QR gig, reality is there is not enough time in my schedule at present... and so... I wish them luck on the project!!"
Stay tuned for updates on this situation.
Frequency Unknown is still due out on April 23rd and will feature the following tracklisting:
'When Lightning Strikes'
'Life Without You'
'In The Hands Of God'
'The Weight Of The World'
Bonus Tracks: (2013 Versions)
'Jet City Woman'
'I Don t Believe In Love'
Frequency Unknown features Tate along with bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensrÿche 1998 - 2001), keyboardist Randy Gane, guitarist Robert Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, HURRICANE), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) and guest appearances by K.K. Downing (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Ty Tabor (KING'S X), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS) and Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, Forbidden)
The Geoff-Tate-fronted Queensrÿche will embark on The Operation: Mindcrime 25th Anniversary tour in April. The performance will cover all fifteen songs from the album including such fan favorites as 'Revolution Calling', 'Operation: Mindcrime', 'I Don't Believe in Love', and the closing track, 'Eyes of a Stranger'. It will also feature other selections from the Queensrÿche catalog including songs from Operation: Mindcrime II.
Nina Noir has also been hand selected by Geoff Tate for the tour and will be singing a duet with Tate on the band’s epic song 'Suite Sister Mary'.
25th Anniversary Operation: Mindcrime Tour 2013:
6 - Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, Nevada
11 - Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado
12 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
13 - Chrome in Las Vegas, Nevada
14 - Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
16 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
18 - The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
19 - 4th & B in San Diego, California
20 - Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
21 - Fillmore in San Francisco, California
More dates to be announced.