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Geoff Tate Free Of Radio Worries

10/24/2014
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(Classic Rock) Geoff Tate is looking forward to escaping the constraints of commercial writing as he begins work on his post-Queensryche trilogy. And he says the moment he realised that he no longer has to conform to radio requirements was "like I saw God."

The legal wrangles that exploded after his firing in 2012 ended earlier this year, with his colleagues keeping the band name. He'll continue his career using the name Operation: Mindcrime, and retains the rights to perform both Queensryche concept albums.
Tate tells 10Songs: "It's always been in my head to create music based on a commercial arrangement, just because my band always wrote music for radio, and you had to conform to a format and standard.

"I realised one day that this album is not going be played on the radio because there's no money to promote it. All of a sudden, I went, 'Oh my God - I can do whatever I want.'" Read more here.

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