By: Mike Bober
We get it Geoff Tate; you don’t like your old band because they kicked you out.
Tate took yet another jab at Queensrÿche in a recent interview with Pure Grain Radio when he stated that he was happy to be out of the group because he can now play without a click track; a feat he claims his former bandmates couldn’t accomplish.
Tate explains, “I’m creating new music on the spot. We’re jamming (first time I've ever been able to do that in a band). We just make stuff up - live. It’s improvisation. Who’d have "thunk"? It’s something I've wanted to do for years, but never could do it with the Queensrÿche guys because they couldn't play without a click track.”
You know what else it is hard to play without? Your lead guitarist.
Glen Drover, who had the spot of lead guitarist in Tate’s new version of Queensrÿche, has left the band before they even played a debut show.
According to Classic Rock Magazine, Drover explained his departure by releasing the statement:
“I am really sorry to say that I have decided to bow out of Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche. 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.”
Looks like Tate has his hands full again, and we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for the 2013 court hearing to finally put an end to all of this Queensrÿche vs. Tate drama.
For Tate’s whole interview with Pure Grain Radio, click here, and read more about Drover’s departure at ClassicRockMagazine.com.