GEOFF TATE (QUEENSRŸCHE): “Usually I Think When A Band Releases A Live Album It’s A Signal That The Band Is Breaking Up Or They’re Gonna Change Direction Completely Or They Haven’t Gotten Any Other Ideas”

Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche) backstage with Stig G. Nordahl (Metal Express Radio)
Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche) backstage with Stig G. Nordahl (Metal Express Radio)

In 1988 Queensrÿche released their magnum opus Operation: Mindcrime. To support the album the band went on tour with Metallica(!) in Europe, a band Geoff Tate never had heard before they started touring. This interview was conducted a couple of hours before Geoff Tate hit the stage with Queensrÿche for the first time in Oslo. Hear him talk about the new concept album, the Queensrÿche history that far, about touring with Metallica, and the band’s influences.

OK, it’s not my best interview, but I was a rookie 🙂 But hey, we are talking about the time maybe the best concept album in Metal was released. Sorry about the background noise especially in the beginning. I think they were rigging the bar or something.


  • Stig G. Nordahl

    Stig is the founder and the president of Metal Express Radio, based out of Oslo, Norway. He has been around doing Metal radio since the mid-eighties. In fact, running Metal Express Radio takes almost all of his time. Is it worth it...? "Most times, yes," Stig says. "My philosophy is to try to give all Metal releases a fair chance to get promoted in one way or another. As you can imagine, it can be an arduous task to listen through about 20 albums every week! Still, I know we have the best METAL dedicated radio on this planet, and that is a reward in and of itself. I hope one day the whole Metal community can and will make listening to Metal Express Radio part of their daily rituals! Yeah, right..."

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