In April 2016, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton talked to Rock Scene about his very young years in San Francisco, California before moving to Seattle, Washington and playing bass in garage bands while growing up. Eventually switching instruments with a guitar player, Michael began learning all that he could about the guitar. After high school, he attended the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts for a year and a half until running out of money, forcing him to take a job. In doing so, he met Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Chris DeGarmo. They started jamming and eventually put together a four-song EP. The only thing missing was a singer. Chris DeGarmo recruited Geoff Tate to lay his vocals down, and QUEENSRŸCHE was born.
QUEENSRŸCHE recently completed a month-long headlining tour of the United States. Support on the trek came from ARMORED SAINT and MIDNIGHT ETERNAL.
QUEENSRŸCHE's latest album, "Condition Hüman", debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart, having shifted 14,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 8, 2015.
The band plans to enter the studio later this month to write and record the follow-up to "Condition Hüman" for a late 2017 release.
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