1. Exclusive: Former Queensryche Guitarist Chris DeGarmo and His Daughter Discuss Creative Collaboration

    June 21, 2015 12:15 PM EDT When Chris DeGarmo was a kid, he happened to find a guitar tucked beneath the couch at his house. Although his grandparents had bought it for his brother Mark, he wasn't interested in it. Chris' random find turned out to be a profound event in his life: It unlocked a creative…

  2. Geoff Tate Announces 'New Queensryche'

    September 03, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo join lineup Geoff Tate seemed to be working for the weekend during the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 1 the singer, who was fired from progressive rock band Queensryche in June, announced the lineup of "the new Queensryche…

  3. Exclusive: Queensryche Parts Ways With Geoff Tate

    June 20, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Band Replaces Singer With Crimson Glory's Todd La Torre Rock band Queensryche is continuing forward without vocalist Geoff Tate , who will be replaced by Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre, Billboard has exclusively learned. "Over the past few months, there have been growing…

  4. Queensryche Toasts 30th Anniversary with 'Dedicated to Chaos' Album

    July 05, 2011 3:45 PM EDT When a group is trying to break into the business, there are plenty of ways to get attention. It can get a jump-start by self-recording its first album and distributing it online. It can build a social networking force the same way. If it makes the right contacts, it can even get a synch…

  5. Queensryche Ready For Life Post-'Mindcrime'

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche has begun working on the follow-up to last year's "Operation: Mindcrime II" in Seattle. Frontman Geoff Tate tells Billboard.com he hopes the as-yet-untitled set will arrive next summer or Queensryche has begun working on the follow-up to last year's "…

  6. Queensryche / Sept. 23, 2006 / Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche made a ballsy move this year by releasing "Operation: Mindcrime II," the sequel to its groundbreaking 1988 concept album. It hasn't stopped there: The band is touring North America and pla Queensryche made a ballsy move this year by releasing "Operation:…

  7. Guests Join Alice In Chains At Free Show

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with help from such local heroes as former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart principal Ann Wilson. A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with…

  8. Stars Come Out For Seattle Tsunami Benefit

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. The K-ROCK…

  9. Queensryche Has 'Healthy Start' On 'Mindcrime II'

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frontman Geoff Tate admits to Billboard.com he's trying to sidestep pressure to top the original album or simply appease fans. As reported yesterday , 16 years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that…

  10. Tribe

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Those expecting another "Operation: Mindcrime" will be disappointed that the midtempo "Tribe…

  11. Revolution Calling

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With founding member Chris DeGarmo recently rejoining progressive metal band Queensrÿche in the studio, EMI's reissuing of the group's first seven studio albums in this slim boxed set is perfec With founding member Chris DeGarmo recently rejoining progressive metal band Queensrÿche…

  12. Queensryche Guitarist Kelly Gray Exits

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Goth-leaning electronic musician Rhys Fulber, co-founder of Canadian industrial act Front Line Assembly, will release his first solo project under the moniker "Conjure One." Due Aug. 27 from Nettwerk, Guitarist Kelly Gray has left the Seattle-based progressive metal act Queensryche.…

  13. Operation: Livecrime

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The rerelease of Operation: Livecrime offers proof that Rÿche'n'rollers can't get enough of the 1988 concept album that broke Queensrÿche into the mainstream with a crack so thunderous t The rerelease of Operation: Livecrime offers proof that Rÿche'n'rollers can'…