I’m playing with the real Queensryche
Real deal: Glen Drover
Glen Drover, who dropped out of Geoff Tate’s Queensryche before a note was played, will make a guest appearance with the other Queensryche on Thursday night.
And even though he wished Tate well when he announced he wouldn’t be taking part in his project, the ex-Megadeth guitarist has referred to the lineup led by Todd La Torre as “the real Queensryche.”
In November, soon after the sacked singer had revealed his new band, Drover told fans he wouldn’t take part after all, saying: “I was very excited about doing this gig initially, but learned in the past week or so that it’s in my best interest not to do this right now. I sincerely wish Geoff and the band all the luck on what they do in the future.”
Now he’s said via Twitter: “Going up onstage with the REAL Queensryche to play Take Hold Of The Flame this Thursday at the Phoenix in Toronto. Going to be fun stuff!”
Two versions of the band will exist until a court decision is revealed in November after Tate took legal action following his sacking in 2012. His band will release an album called Frequency Unknown on April 23.
Meanwhile La Torre, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren will launch their as-yet untitled record on June 11. They also tour the UK in April:
Apr 15 London, UK O2 Academy
Apr 17 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Apr 18 Manchester, UK The Ritz
Apr 19 Dublin, IRE The Academy Dublin