QUEENSRŸCHE took part in an interview and acoustic performance on Saturday, April 18 for the listeners of the 101 KUFO radio station in Portland, Oregon. Watch video footage of the appearance in two parts below.QUEENSRŸCHE's twelfth studio LP, the epic concept album "American Soldier", sold 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. QUEENSRŸCHE's previous album, "Operation: Mindcrime II", sold 44,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in April 2006 to debut at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 chart. This was more than half of the total sales tally registered by 2003's "Tribe", which shifted 20,000 copies in the first week. Meanwhile, the band's 1999 effort, "Q2K", opened with sales of 28,000. "American Soldier" was made available from Atco/Rhino on March 31 for a suggested list price of $18.98 (CD) and $9.99 (digital). The ambitious album encompasses a dozen songs inspired by numerous interviews with veterans conducted by Geoff Tate, the group's singer and chief songwriter, who was intent on telling their story using their words. After speaking with soldiers who served in various conflicts — from World War II to Iraq — Tate turned their firsthand experiences from the frontlines into an unflinching musical examination of the life of a soldier and the consequences of war.
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