QUEENSRŸCHE Touring Guitarist MIKE STONE: 'Hey, Someone's Got To Pay The Bills'

The newest member of QUEENSRŸCHE, touring guitarist Mike Stone (ex-KLOVER, CRAIG GOLDIE'S RITUAL, JONAS HANSSON BAND, CRISS), played around Boston during the '90s (first in a group with former members of GANG GREEN and then fronting his own band) before moving back to the Midwest a few years ago to start a family. Wednesday night (July 9) he returned to Boston with QUEENSRŸCHE, who performed with DREAM THEATER at the FleetBoston Pavilion. "Basically, I knew their manager, and several months ago he called me and said, 'What are you doing this summer?' " Stone told the Boston Globe. "I said, 'Let me check with my wife,' and here I am. Hey, someone's got to pay the bills."

QUEENSRŸCHE's new studio album, "Tribe", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 1999's "Q2K", which includes a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was engineered by Scott Olson, who has worked as the "full-time right hand" to Terry Date (producer for such bands as the DEFTONES, PANTERA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others) and was mixed by Adam Kasper, whose past credits include PEARL JAM and the FOO FIGHTERS.

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