Last week on Tuesday the new Queensryche album Dedicated to Chaos dropped, and I was fortunate to speak with singer Geoff Tate. This new interview covers a lot of different topics, and Geoff, if you’re unfamiliar, is a truly articulate, thoughtful guy to speak with. Some of the material discussed includes the new Dedicated to Chaos album, the future of records and touring, the fading record company/publishing/intellectual property commercial model, the late Ronnie James Dio’s importance to both Queensryche and Geoff, experiences here in Hawaii, first hand accounts of being in Iraq to perform for the troops and reflections on their epic, and emotional American Soldier album, Geoff’s passion for wine and winemaking, and much more. It was a pleasure to reconnect with a gentleman whose appearance in 2007 on my afternoon show was a real treat.
Hear this full-length new interview and their new single Get Started now at HPR in my new release blog, and also listen to the interview in the 2011 interviews player on the front page here.
Recorded a nice follow-up interview with Airrion Love tonight. Great guy, and fun show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Hear some new interview samplers on the 2010 Interviews Page here in the blog. I’ve been attaching five minute samplers of each of this year’s artists, and have recently added new ones with Michael McDonald, Sublime’s Eric Wilson, friend-of-Jack Johnson Donavon Frankenreiter, Eric Johnson, Leo Kottke, Los Lobos and Little Feat.
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