Queensryche have enjoyed a 30+ year long career that has seen many trends come and go, all the while remaining one of the more interesting heavy metal bands to emerge from the 80’s metal scene. 1988’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ cemented the band’s legacy of being a thinking mans band with their concept album that also brought them critical and commercial success. ‘Empire’ would catapult to the mainstream on the back of their smash hit, Silent Lucidity, which would earn them a Grammy nod. Amid some lineup changes, and legal issues Queensryche still gives the fans what they want, with their most recent release, 2019’s ‘The Verdict’, seeing the band firing on all cylinders and still playing to packed rooms.
Michael “Whip” Wilton joins podcast host Jon at a stop on the bands The Verdict tour to discuss the bands latest album, why they chose to go back to producer Chris “Zuess” Harris for this record. Michael also talks a bit about the Pledge Music situation, how it has hurt Queensryche‘s name in the eyes of their fans and MUCH MORE!!
Listen to the full interview below: