Interview With QUEENSRŸCHE’s MICHAEL WILTON: “DIO Showed Us The Positive Sides Of The Industry”

QUEENSRŸCHE (Live at The Riverside, Newcastle, U.K., December 1 2019)
Photo: Mick Burgess

With their first new album in four years The Verdict hot off the press, Queensrÿche returned to the UK for a series of shows. Metal Express Radio’s Mick Burgess sat down with Michael Wilton ahead of the show in Newcastle to talk about the making of the new album, how the song writing has changed. Michael also talks about how Todd La Torre has fit into the band as their singer as well as drummer on the new album.


  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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