Geoff Tate states that he’ll always be the voice of Queensrÿche
Former Queensrÿche lead vocalist Geoff Tate was recently interviewed by Andrew Catania of All That Shreds and spoke about possibly rejoining his former bandmates.
Tate stated: “I would never say never really. I keep my mind open for that. You know who knows. If everybody in the band wanted to do it and came into it with a positive mental attitude and didn’t feel like they’re dragged into it. It can be very honest and sincere. I’d like it to be a legitimate sort of getting together where we could all enjoy each other’s company. You know that would be fantastic. I’ll always be the voice of Queensryche.”
In terms of touring behind the new Operation: Mindcrime album A New Reality, Tate advised: “I’m starting the tour in January. I have a show on January 11th in Dublin, and then we’re going to do Ireland and the UK. Then we hop over to Europe for some shows, and we wrap up at the end of April. I’m going to take a break after that and then hit the road in America in the late summer early fall.”
With respect to whether his preparation changes between doing a solo album compared to a Queensrÿche record, Tate provided some insights on which Queensrÿche album that he didn’t like the sound of as he stated: “You know I’ve always had since the beginning the same philosophy of really just trying to challenge myself musically with each record and write something new and different from myself. So I’d push my musical boundaries with each record. It’s been my philosophy going in, and kind of always just stayed with it till I got it the way I wanted it to be.
You know the only record the only record that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to was the Warning album and that was because the record company took it out of our hands and had some pop producer guy mix it who’d never heard the band before and didn’t want any input from the band. So that’s all I record that I don’t like the sound of. I haven’t taken much of a different approach. The same preparation going in is what you get. You know what you’ve got going in there and not wasting too much time.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Tate at All That Shreds.