Queensrÿche Announce “Operation: Mindcrime” And “Empire” Reissues

Queensrÿche will be reissuing “Operation: Mindcrime” and “Empire” on June 25. Both records were remastered at Abbey Road Studios and they will be available in the following formats: CD, 180-gram vinyl 2LP, expanded 2CD editions, and multi-disc CD+DVD box sets.

“Operation: Mindcrime” 4CD/1DVD Deluxe Version:

CD 1:

01. “I Remember Now”
02. “Anarchy-X”
03. “Revolution Calling”
04. “Operation: Mindcrime”
05. “Speak”
06. “Spreading The Disease”
07. “The Mission”
08. “Suite Sister Mary”
09. “The Needle Lies”
10. “Electric Requiem”
11. “Breaking The Silence”
12. “I Don’t Believe In Love”
13. “Waiting For 22”
14. “My Empty Room”
15. “Eyes Of A Stranger”

CD 2:

01. “I Don’t Believe In Love” – Extended Version
02. “The Mission” – Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1990
03. “My Empty Room” – Live At The Astoria Theatre, London, 1994
04. “Interview With Queensrÿche”
05. “Overseeing The Operation”
06. “The Lady Wore Black” – Live From Wisconsin, 1991
07. “Roads To Madness” – Live From Wisconsin, 1991

CD 3 – “Operation: Mindcrime” Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, 1990:

01. “I Remember Now”
02. “Anarchy-X”
03. “Revolution Calling”
04. “Operation: Mindcrime”
05. “Speak”
06. “Spreading The Disease”
07. “The Mission”
08. “Suite Sister Mary”
09. “The Needle Lies”
10. “Electric Requiem”
11. “Breaking The Silence”
12. “I Don’t Believe In Love”
13. “Waiting For 22”
14. “My Empty Room”
15. “Eyes Of A Stranger”

CD 4 – “Operation: Mindcrime” Live From Wisconsin, 1991

01. “I Remember Now”
02. “Anarchy-X”
03. “Revolution Calling”
04. “Operation: Mindcrime”
05. “Speak”
06. “Spreading The Disease”
07. “The Mission”
08. “Suite Sister Mary”
09. “The Needle Lies”
10. “Electric Requiem”
11. “Breaking The Silence”
12. “I Don’t Believe In Love”
13. “Waiting For 22”
14. “My Empty Room”
15. “Eyes Of A Stranger”

DVD – “Operation: Mindcrime” Live / Promo Videos

01. “I Remember Now” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
02. “Anarchy-X” [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
03. “Revolution Calling” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
04. “Operation: Mindcrime” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
05. “Speak” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
06. “Spreading The Disease” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
07. “The Mission” [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
08. “Suite Sister Mary” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
09. “The Needle Lies” [Concert Film] – Live On Location in Wisconsin, 1991
10. “Electric Requiem” [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
11. “Breaking The Silence” [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
12. “I Don’t Believe In Love” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
13. “Waiting For 22” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
14. “My Empty Room” [Music Video] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1988
15. “Eyes Of A Stranger” [Concert Film] – Live On Location In Wisconsin, 1991
16. “Operation Livecrime End Credits” [Concert Film]
17. “I Remember Now” [Concert Film]
18. “Anarchy-X” [Concert Film]
19. “Revolution Calling” [Music Video]
20. “Operation: Mindcrime” [Music Video]
21. “Speak” [Music Video]
22. “Breaking The Silence” [Music Video]
23. “I Don’t Believe In Love” [Music Video]
24. “Waiting For 22” [Concert Film]
25. “Eyes Of A Stranger” [Concert Film]
26. “Operation: Mindcrime End Credits” [Concert Film]
27. “I Don’t Believe In Love” [Concert Film] 2019 Remaster
28. “The Making of Operation: Mindcrime” [Behind the Scenes] – Bonus Track
29. “I Don’t Believe In Love”
30. “Eyes Of A Stranger”
31. “Revolution Calling”
32. “Operation: Mindcrime” [Trailers/Teasers] – Bonus Track
33. “Revolution Calling”
34. “Eyes Of A Stranger”
35. “I Don’t Believe In Love”
36. “Menu / Queensrÿche / Operation: Mindcrime” [Concert Film]

“Empire” 3CD/1DVD Deluxe Version:

CD 1:

01. “Best I Can”
02. “The Thin Line”
03. “Jet City Woman”
04. “Della Brown”
05. “Another Rainy Night (Without You)”
06. “Empire”
07. “Resistance”
08. “Silent Lucidity”
09. “Hand On Heart”
10. “One And Only”
11. “Anybody Listening?”

CD 2:

01. “Last Time In Paris” – Bonus Track
02. “Scarborough Fair” – Bonus Track
03. “Dirty Lil Secret” – Bonus Track
04. “Silent Lucidity” – Edit
05. “Empire” – Edit
06. “I Dream In Infrared” – Acoustic Version
07. “Prophecy” – Live In Tokyo
08. “Best I Can” – Radio Edit
09. “Anybody Listening?” – Radio Edit

CD 3 – “Empire” Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 1990:

01. “Resistance”
02. “Walk In The Shadows”
03. “Best I Can”
04. “Empire”
05. “The Thin Line”
06. “Jet City Woman”
07. “Roads To Madness”
08. “Silent Lucidity”
09. “Hand On Heart”
10. “Take Hold Of The Flame”

DVD:

01. “Building Empires Opening” [Concert Film]
02. “Nightrider” [Music Video]
03. “Prophecy” [Concert Film] – Live In Tokyo, 1983
04. “Gonna Get Close To You” [Concert Film]
05. “Eyes of A Stranger” [Music Video] – Alternate Version
06. “Empire” [Concert Film]
07. “Best I Can” [Music Video]
08. “Silent Lucidity” [Music Video]
09. “Jet City Woman” [Music Video]
10. “Another Rainy Night (Without You)” [Concert Film]
11. “Another Rainy Night (Without You)” [Music Video] – Alternate Version
12. “Anybody Listening?” [Concert Film]
13. “Resistance” [Concert Film] – Live
14. “Walk In The Shadows” [Music Video] – Live
15. “The Thin Line” [Music Video] – Live
16. “Take Hold Of The Flame” [Music Video] – Live
17. “The Lady Wore Black” [Music Video] – Live
18. “Silent Lucidity” [Music Video] – Live
19. “Building Empires End Credits” [Concert Film]
20. “Menu / Queensrÿche / Building Empires” [Concert Film]

Scorpions Postpone Las Vegas Residency To 2022

Scorpions have postponed their Las Vegas residency with Queensrÿche once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will now take place at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2022. Here’s the dates:

March 26 and 30

April 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 14, and 16

Queensrÿche’s Todd La Torre On Scott Rockenfield: “He Asked For Paternity Leave And Just Hasn’t Come Back”

During an appearance on “The Eddie Trunk Podcast,” Queensrÿche’s Todd La Torre once again addressed the absence of drummer Scott Rockenfield. The singer said that Rockenfield went on paternity leave four years ago and never ended up coming back.

La Torre said the following when asked if anyone in the band have had communication with Rockenfield:

“Not to my knowledge. All I can tell you is he took paternity leave, saying he would be gone for about six months, and that was four years ago. [Laughs] Casey shows up every day. He shows up to songwrite, he shows up to record, if needed, and he shows up for the live gigs. So that’s all that I can tell you.

I haven’t communicated with [Scott] in years. So I have no idea what he’s up to. I couldn’t even tell you.”

He continued after it was mentioned that the drummer previously expressed interest in sharing his story:

“I don’t know what story there is to tell. People ask, but, honestly, it is literally like déjà vu. Go play the answer I gave you four years ago, because, literally, nothing has changed.

As far as I understand, there really isn’t communication [between Scott and the QUEENSRŸCHE camp]. And I couldn’t tell you anything more than that. Some people think, ‘They’re not telling us more.’ I don’t have anything to say, ’cause I don’t talk to him; he doesn’t talk to me. Casey’s been playing with us for four years — going on four years — and he shows up. The guy is doing an awesome job.

I guess I’d revert back to you. If you left your radio show saying that you needed six months paternity leave but you never communicated when you were coming back for four years, would the radio station stop running because you quit showing up to work? And keep in mind, you weren’t fired, and you didn’t give official written notice that you’re never gonna come back; you just don’t come back or communicate. Does your key still work? Is your name on the door? Or are they gonna find adequate talent replacement to keep things going?

So I don’t have anything bad to say,” La Torre clarified. “I don’t really have anything to say, other than he asked for paternity leave and just hasn’t come back.”

This news comes after Rockenfield issued a statement last month claiming that he “most definitely ‘did not’ and ‘have not’ quit, walked away, retired or abandoned Queensrÿche.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Todd La Torre Says Queensrÿche Have “Recorded 14 [Or] 15 New Song Ideas” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with “The Metal Voice,” Todd La Torre offered an update on the writing process for the new Queensrÿche album. He said the following:

“Michael [Wilton, guitar] flew down [to my house in Florida] recently — a week or two ago — and Zeuss [producer Chris Harris] came down [as well]. And then Casey [Grillo, drums] lives here, so he was coming over every day. We recorded 14, 15 new song ideas. And then Michael’s coming back down again in, like, a month or so. So we’re writing new QUEENSRŸCHE stuff. And Zeuss is recording it in real time, as we are in a room coming up with fresh ideas on the fly. Eddie [Jackson, bass] and Parker [Lundgren, guitar], they may come down. It depends. Parker’s slammed with his guitar shop — he has a shop called Diablo Guitars, and he’s just exploding; things are going great for him. And Eddie’s songwriting at home, and he doesn’t feel safe traveling right now. So that’s why he didn’t come down. And I said, ‘Dude, I totally respect it and I get it.’ Absolutely.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scott Rockenfield: “I Most Definitely Did Not And Have Not Quit, Walked Away, Retired Or Abandoned Queensrÿche”

Queensrÿche drummer Scott Rockenfield, who hasn’t performed with the band in four years, has shared a new statement regarding his status in the group. He said the following:

“Wanna hear a fun story? goes like this : ‘Contrary to any statements or interviews coming from other parties, I most definitely ‘did not’ and ‘have not’ quit, walked away, retired or abandoned Queensrÿche??!! ….unfortunately, you have not been given the facts by any means…’ a total cliffhanger right? … more soon”.

Scorpions Announce Rescheduled Dates For Las Vegas Residency With Queensrÿche

Scorpions have announced the rescheduled dates for their Las Vegas residency with Queensrÿche. The shows will take place at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in May 2021.

Dates: May 8, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, and 30

Queensrÿche Premiere “Inner Unrest” Lyric Video

Queensrÿche have premiered a lyric video for their song “Inner Unrest.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Verdict.” Todd La Torre commented:

“‘Inner Unrest’ is an abstract characterization loosely based on the struggles dealing with PTSD. The internal and external battles one must fight daily.”

Geoff Tate Thinks Reuniting With Queensrÿche “Would Be Something That Makes Sense”

During a recent interview with The Rock Vault, Geoff Tate was asked if there are any plans for him to reunite with Queensrÿche. He responded with the following:

“Uhhhhmmm… Well, not that I can say at this moment. I think that would be something that makes sense, and I think it would be an interesting thing to do, if everybody could get in the same room and actually talk to each other.”

[via Blabbermouth]