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Author Archives: Seth Diamond

In Defense of Their Good Name: KISS’ ‘Music From the Elder’

Posted by on April 10, 2014

In Defense of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums that are often criticized in the metal scene. If you have a band or album that you think should be defended, let us know. One of the more interesting things about KISS is despite having one […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Metallica and Lou Reed’s misunderstood ‘Lulu’

Posted by on March 6, 2014

In Defense of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums that are often criticized in the metal scene. If you have a band or album that you think should be defended, let us know. Metallica exists in a reality distortion field as strong as any created […]

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Queensryche Get To Keep Their Name!

Posted by on July 16, 2012

Breaking news from Billboard reveals that the Washington State courts who read all the same sworn declarations we avidly consumed last week ruled to let the members of Queensryche who are not Geoff Tate continue to tour with the name.  This does not mean that the band “won” the legal battle, but rather that the courts don’t […]

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Geoff Tate Does Right Thing, Leaves Queensryche

Posted by on June 20, 2012

Forget about having to explain to your friends who this “Rising West” band is you are going to see live.  According to Billboard, Geoff Tate is no longer in Queensryche and the remaining members will continue on with Todd La Torre as singer.  I do not know who owns the name Queensryche, but it did […]

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Drama Queens(ryche) Pull Out Of Scorpions Show As Rising West Debuts

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Well this is not surprising. After playing two very well-received shows over the weekend as Rising West, all the members of Queensryche who are not named Geoff Tate have opted to not open for the Scorpions tonight in Salt Lake City.  The Geoff Tate solo band will be performing instead.  It looks like we’re finally […]

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Drama Queens (of the Ryche)

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Is there anything more entertaining than the undying ego of bands in the twilight of their careers? This week, all eyes have been on Queensryche. Not content to simply tour Operation Mindcrime around every couple of years, Geoff Tate considers himself an “artist.” Spending the last few years promoting Cabaret nights and Iraq war concept […]

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