Geoff Tate: 'Why on Earth Would You Fire Me From Queensryche, It's a Career Suicide'

artist: Geoff Tate date: 08/15/2014 category: entertainment

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Geoff Tate: 'Why on Earth Would You Fire Me From Queensryche, It's a Career Suicide'
Geoff Tate still seems to be taking in his Queensryche firing, as he recently admitted still being baffled with the group's decision.

"I didn't see it coming. I didn't even think it was possible," he told Goupstate. "Why would you fire the main writer? Why would you do that - and the person who is the face of the band and is the identifying key figure in the success of the group?

"I don't mean that to sound egotistical because it's not. It's just the truth. Why on earth would you do that? It sounds like career suicide, especially at our ages. We're all in our 50s, for God's sake. Why would you break apart this successful thing at this point in life?" Tate further griped.

During the rest of the chat, the singer discussed his upcoming trilogy project, confirming a conceptual approach. "I can say in a general sense, that it's conceptual, so there's a storyline that is followed and the music paints the picture and sets the atmosphere for the story to take place," he said.

"How that compares to what we've done in the past, I would say look to 'Operation: Mindcrime,' look to the 'Promised Land.' These albums are conceptual pieces of work, so I'll be working within those parameters."

Finally, Geoff also addressed his ongoing "Queensryche farewell tour," explaining that's it's only the 'Ryche he's saying farewell to. "It's only a farewell to the name, which is kind of monumental to me, at least. I've performed throughout my professional career with the name Queensryche, so this will be kind of putting a period on the end of the Queensryche sentence. This will be my last tour being associated with Queensryche in that respect," he concluded.
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