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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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GEOFF TATE Says He Has Never 'Actually Spoken A Word To' SWEET OBLIVION Collaborator SIMONE MULARONI

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Sonically Disruptive. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the self-titled debut album by his new progressive metal project, SWEET OBLIVION: Geoff: "I got contacted by a gentleman from my record company in Italy [Frontiers Music Srl], who ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I'm Endeavoring To Do Something Unique And Different Each Time With Each Release I Do'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate was interviewed on a recent episode of the "Metal Magdalene With Jet" show on Metal Messiah Radio. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On taking part in SWEET OBLIVION, the melodic metal project led by Italian musician ...

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GEOFF TATE On 'Fantastic' AVANTASIA Tour: 'I Just Don't Want It To End'

AVANTASIA vocalists Tobias Sammet, Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) and Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRŸCHE) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why Sammet invited Atkins and Tate to participate in AVANTASIA: Tobias: "First and foremost, their voices. That's what I knew ...

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GEOFF TATE Performs QUEENSRŸCHE Classics In Sellersville (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on June 25 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last year and a half celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album on European and U.S. tours. Tate's post-QUEENSRŸCHE band OPERATION: MINDCRIME released ...

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JOHN WETTON Box Set 'An Extraordinary Life' Coming Soon

Since John Wetton's passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labor of love is a box set titled "An Extraordinary Life", dedicated entirely to John's solo career. The project has the full support ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist On Final Years With GEOFF TATE: 'It Was A Struggle Trying To Contribute And Have A Voice'

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently appeared on the "Rock Of Nations With David Kinchen" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 8:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "The Verdict": Eddie: "The reception has been very positive. A lot of fans have ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Praises 'Focused' And 'Breathtaking' GEOFF TATE: 'He Sounds Like 1988'

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he would describe AVANTASIA to the uninitiated: Tobias: "It's an interesting question. I always say it's more song-oriented, less polished ...

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TOBIAS SAMMET Says 'So-Called Business Experts' Doubted That AVANTASIA Would Succeed In America

AVANTASIA vocalist Tobias Sammet recently spoke with writer Clay Marshall in conjunction with an OC Weekly story about the group's upcoming performance in Anaheim, California. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Moonglow" world tour: Tobias: "It's a triumphant march. So many sold-out places. Here in Europe, [we're playing] the biggest ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Recording HEAR 'N AID Charity Single With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was A Petrifying Moment'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with the "Australian Rock Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with AVANTASIA: Geoff: "It sounds like people are enjoying the show, which I think it's hard not to. It's a really good show, and very ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says QUEENSRŸCHE Lost Its Chemistry With GEOFF TATE: We 'Have Moved On Happily Without Him'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton says that "countless fans" have thanked him for revamping and revitalizing the band since the departure of original singer Geoff Tate. The current QUEENSRŸCHE lineup features Wilton and fellow original member, bassist Eddie Jackson, along with guitarist Parker Lundgren and vocalist Todd La Torre. Although QUEENSRŸCHE's final effort with Tate, 2011's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Looks Back On 'Silent Lucidity''s Crossover Success: 'That Song Hit So Many People'

Michael Wilton says that QUEENSRŸCHE's touching ballad "Silent Lucidity" helped the band cross over from a primarily hard rock audience to the mainstream. After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988's critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime", QUEENSRŸCHE achieved multi-platinum success across North America and abroad with the 1990 ...

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