Geoff Tate Reacts to Hostile Queensryche Haters

The biggest hater of his new album "Frequency Unknown" will win an all-expenses trip to Seattle in July.

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In what could be the most original press campaign of the year, Geoff Tate has posted a video of himself reacting to video rants from ex-Queensryche fans who hate his new album "Frequency Unknown."

Tate's version of the Queensryche band had been slammed for rushing the new album, but has managed to turn the negative press into a hilarious positive by offering a prize to the biggest Queensryche hater, where fans were asked to post their rants in return for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to see him perform a hometown show in Seattle on June 29.

Among the video reactions are comments like "Jesus himself wept" and "this bumbling oafish album is not worth the plastic it's printed on." You can see Tate's reactions to these comments in the video below.

One commenter who had us in stitches was this chap, who played on the controversial album cover with his own subtle message:

"You hardly see a picture of you without a f--kin' wineglass in your hand," says this particular commenter. At this point, Tate hold his glass to the camera, then watches on as the commenter continues: "You should go to AA, get some help. And maybe a vocal coach, that might help too buddy. You're kinda losing it." The video ends with the words "To be continued."

Where will this lead? Time will tell, but for now it's fair to say Tate is proving himself to be a good sport. Touche, sir!

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    Yeah.. So this stopped being about music and now is just a comedic act.
    C'mon, this people just want a chance to meet the guy, their rants don't even make sense!
    I think if I was Geoff I would be more offended knowing these are the types of people that listen to my music.
    I didn't like either of the last 2 albums minus a few songs here & there, but at the same time I never felt the need to SERIOUSLY bash Geoff over making them. In all honesty, while it is different from a lot of their past stuff, I absolutely love "Cold".... its the only song on the album that I like... but at least his album resulted in SOMETHING good coming out of it.
    I am really curious what he's gonna do in part two... this campaign might turn out pretty interesting after all.
    I live in Seattle and I've never been a Queensryche fan. I could have said many terrible, terrible things.
    This is not Geoff having a sense of humor, it's a combination of him trying to take ownership/control of it, and likely to use in his fight to claim the band's name.
    Holy Smokes! Oph, Mr. Tate, no matter what you do, I think its wonderful. You could put dirt in your mouth, chew it up, and spit it out on paper and I would call it art : lol...And SO WHAT if he always has wine in his hands!!! Every video I sent in to him years ago, I had the Texas Hill Country wine, Sweet Blush...and I usually had just a little too much for talking on a video, hehehehe, but thats just what that man does to you...Good I am craving a glass of wine...I have some Prickly Pear Cactus wine from the Sabinal Canyon here that some friends of mine made...wish I could share it with you Tate. You can do no wrong Sir. : Carla in Texas
    Grade A trolling there!
    lol trolling? idk...I thought I was just commenting? Been hiding out in the isolated Texas hills for few years to finish raising my kids in the country and havent had much to do with my favorite artist, Tate, in like...6 years I guess...Last one graduates, God Willing, at the end of this month. We might move back to the city, like Houston, soon. Maybe I will rejoin civilization again! lol! Then again...with all the weirdness going on in the world lately, idk... What I do know is, I love the man, Tate, and have since the tender age of 14...and yeah, wish I could share a glass of wine with him someday, but Im sure that will never happen. If he ever saw the videos I sent in years ago, then we 'sorta' had a glass together, but Im also sure he never saw them. Oh well, I have to get to work. Have a good day everyone. Especially you, Mr. Tate. Especially you.
    I personally like the album... I've listened to it on youtube and its good IMO it has the classic queenscryche sound to it, although these videos could help Geoff make a better record next time to.
    AH! I figured out how to put the smiley face! You dont type the 'nose'! Yeah! My first post, the little faces came out green with no smile. haha.
    Nothing can ever change the way I felt when I first heard Queen of the Reich back in 83. I was blown away. They have put out a lot of good music since. It bugs me to see drama like this among musicians I respect, and who have been a part of my life for 30 years.