QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer Signs Book Deal

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has signed a publishing deal to release three brand new drum books of his entire history of playing. The first book is scheduled to be published sometime early next year, and will include a large selection of drum music transcribed from Scott's early years with QUEENSRŸCHE through the later years. It will also include multiple interviews, photos, and lots of extras.

QUEENSRŸCHE are continuing work on the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". An early 2006 release via Rhino Entertainment is expected. "Bootleg"-quality live recordings of two tracks slated to appear on the follow-up to 2003's "Tribe""Hostage" and "I'm American" — are available for download at Queensryche.com.

Since their formation in 1981 near Seattle, QUEENSRŸCHE have released eight studio albums and have sold more than 10 million records worldwide. "Empire", the 1990 follow-up to "Operation: Mindcrime", sold more than three million copies thanks in part to the enormous success of the songs "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman". Released in 1994, "Promised Land" was certified platinum and featured the hits "I Am I" and "Bridge". In a recent USA Today readers poll, QUEENSRŸCHE were ranked eighth on the list of "Greatest American Rock Bands of All Time."


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