A well-respected progressive metal band, Queensryche sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. alone between 1988-94, a period that included their signature project 'Operation: Mindcrime.' Guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield remain from the original lineup, formed in 1982 at Bellevue, Wash. Original guitarist and principal songwriter Chris DeGarmo left in 1997, followed by frontman Geoff Tate left in 2012, but not before Queensryche had logged sales of more than 20 million albums worldwide on the strength of songs like "Silent Lucidity" from 1990's 'Empire.' Tate now leads his own band called Operation: Mindcrime; Queensryche replaced him with Todd La Torre.
5 Years Ago: Geoff Tate Ends the Era of Two Queensryches
Singer cut band logo from his belt before singing final song during the time he had the right to use the name alongside former colleagues.
Queensryche Say They've Been 'Bamboozled' by PledgeMusic
Fans apparently won't get an upcoming new album project – or their money back – from the embattled crowdfunding company.
Todd La Torre Hasn't Spoken to His Drummer in 18 Months
Queensryche's singer said in February 2019 he had to drum on their new album because Scott Rockenfield never returned from paternity leave.
Queensryche Create Their Future With ‘Operation: Mindcrime'
A paranoid dystopian future story set the stage for Queensryche’s third album, 'Operation: Mindcrime.'
Tesla, Steve Vai, Queensryche, Sebastian Bach and More Confirmed for 2016 Monsters of Rock…
Avast, ye rock 'n' roll mateys, for the 2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise will crowd its biggest-ever lineup on board when it sets sail next Feb. 22 with a roster of headlining acts.
How Queensryche Rebounded From a Disappointing Debut
'The Warning' was meant to consolidate gains already made overseas, but it didn't quite work out that way.
Queensryche Release Video for 'Guardian,' Second Single From 'Human Condition'
The second song from Queensryche's upcoming album, 'HUman Condition,' has been released.
25 Years Ago: Queensryche Build 'Empire' on Their Own Terms
Queensryche reached for the brass ring of mainstream heavy metal – and grasped it – with the hit-laden, aptly titled 'Empire.'