has been talking on the Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show
) about playing in Geoff Tate
's version of Queensryche
. Regarding the front man, Sarzo was quick with praise:"Geoff Tate is, to me, of his generation the finest composer, singer, frontman that ever was, of that generation.
[He is] a joy to work with, to be in the band, to be in his company, to hear his voice on stage ... off stage
[as well], because he sings a lot off stage too. And he's got a wonderful band, including my brother
] is in it. And also members of the Queensryche family that have been around for a long time, like Kelly Gray, Randy Gane ... all those guys. And also I get to play with my old Dio rhythm section bandmate Simon Wright, so it's a very joyful occasion ... It's a family. Absolutely. Otherwise, after a year, we wouldn't
[still] be doing this.
Sarzo also noted that, while he and the other members are not yet part of Tate's songwriting process, they hope to be on future records:"You know, what happened was, even before we went out on tour, Geoff needed to come out with a record to make a statement. So I played on three tracks
[on the "Frequency Unknown
[but] I was not part of the
[because] we weren't a band yet. So hopefully in the future, we'll be part of the
[songwriting] process too."