Michael Wilton states countless fans have thanked him for saving band in regard to later days w/ Geoff Tate
Wilton spoke about how Queensrÿche have changed since the departure of lead vocalist Geoff Tate in 2012. The guitarist advised: “We wanted a harder edge on this album… Our fans expect it from us. The Verdict has all the elements of our style — hard rock, progressive and metal. It’s all there. We’ve rebuilt the band, and more of our fans are seeing and hearing us. We lost our chemistry with Tate and have moved on happily without him. When DeGarmo left the band, we weren’t writing as a band anymore. Now we are creating music as we did during our early days, and firing on all cylinders.”
Wilton added: “Countless fans come up to me after a show and thank me for saving the band and not letting it go down the path that it was heading… I don’t even think about those later days with Tate anymore. We’ve rebuilt our fan base all over the world. We have a bunch of exciting new songs to play, and we plan on playing as many countries as we can. Our fans are so happy that we’ve kept pushing forward, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren at Guitar World‘s website.