A 30-minute audio recording of QUEENSRŸCHE's appearance on the "The Men's Room" radio show on the Seattle station 99.9 KISW has been posted online at the station's web site. Listen to a replay of the March 29 program — which includes a live acoustic performance of "The Hands" by Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, Mike Stone and guest singer Pamela Moore (the voice of "Sister Mary" on QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" albums) — in two parts: Part#1, Part#2.
In other news, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently told Launch that the band always intended to finish the "Mindcrime" story (introduced in 1988), but it got delayed for a number of reasons over the years. Tate said he kept working on it, and he credits his wife Susan with getting things going in the right direction. "Over time, I just sort of kept adding to the file on my laptop called 'Nikki,' you know, different scenarios and what-ifs, and it kept growing and growing," he said. "And one day a couple of years ago, I was looking at it, and noticed that I had a conclusion, finally, to the story. I read it to my wife, (and) she liked it and said, 'Oh my God, I think you finally got it. You know, why don't you just get off your ass and make this record, and give the fans what they want?' And so, I took her advice."
"Operation: Mindcrime II" debuted this week on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 14, with sales of almost 44,000 copies.
QUEENSRŸCHE's North American tour starts August 25 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. They've also got a handful of dates in Europe in June.