In a posting on his official Facebook page, new Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre wrote “‘Queen Of The Reich’: Yes, people do stare speechless, because they are shocked to hear the song performed well, a song that ‘broke out’ this legendary pioneering band. Shame on anyone to deny the music that garnished fans in the first place and still resonates 30 years later.”
He may be right, but as a long-time Queensrÿche fan, I’m offended. There are plenty of great (younger) singers that can belt out those classics better than Geoff Tate can today. Regardless of who you side with in the split, Tate made those songs famous. Anyone else fronting the band now is just facilitating the memories. -Rich Rock