Queensryche and Geoff Tate war ended years ago, yet Geoff seems to talk about the reunion.
In a new interview with The Rock Vault, Tate was asked if there are plans for a QUEENSRŸCHE reunion.
“Uhhhhmmm… Well, not that I can say at this moment. I think that would be something that makes sense, and I think it would be an interesting thing to do if everybody could get in the same room and actually talk to each other.”
Earlier this year Geoff dismissed the possibility of a reunion, saying:
“I have no interest in that. No. Not at all. [I have] absolutely no reason to.”
“I don’t need the money. That’d be the only reason to do it. Maybe if they paid me, like, 10 million dollars or something like that. [Laughs]”
“It was a good thing for a long time, and then it went really bad. And I just don’t want that kind of negativity in my life. My life is so good, and I have such great friends and family. I travel the world and sing songs for a living. I mean, it’s lovely. I have wonderful, positive people in my life, and to go back and be in that negative land again… aargh, I just couldn’t do it. It’s not worth it.”
Queensrÿche’s long career is full of ups and downs, being for a period of time one of the best heavy/prog bands in the world and later on becoming a true sh*tfest thanks to a lot of wrong choices. Well, Geoff Tate is no longer a factor and longtime brothers Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums, currently absent from the band) and Michael Wilton (guitars) recruited a healthier, younger mini-Tate in Todd La Torre (I know that he’s much more than that, don’t worry) and got back on their feet to do quality music once again since their “comeback” in 2013.
Well, ‘The Verdict’ is further proof that Queensrÿche is pretty much alive and kickin’ it, with some really strong, memorable moments. Like the other two efforts before, though, it has a few flaws here and there, which is completely normal for a band trying to regain prestige and confidence after almost 15 years of stumbling on themselves.