Sunday, October 18, 2015

Queensryche wants fans to understand a little more, condemn a little less

Queensryche, if they are anything, are surely uncompromising. Why, look at their new-ish album. It's called Condition Human and has tracks like Toxic Remedy on it. This isn't some hugging-and-learning operation, right?

Well... up to a point. The album, and current iteration of the band, hasn't really been embraced by fans, and that's given Todd La Torre so many feels:

"Everyone evolves, and tastes change, and no one should be faulted for that. So, in Geoff's defense — again, I don't know him personally — but I feel bad that our side and his side and anybody's side has had the harsh criticism… I mean, there's a difference between constructive criticism and unwavering, relentless bashing. I'm a human being, he's a human being… We're all just people at the end of the day, and we do have feelings. And I wish people would just exercise a little more altruism and compassion. Because people just say things with no filter and no regard, without thinking of the recipient on the other side. And at the end of the day, we just wanna write great music for people, and so does he. And, look, if the QUEENSRŸCHE fan base feels they have double the pleasure of music to listen to, then stop bitching and enjoy everybody's music."
This is pretty much the Wizard saying "actually, please do pay attention to the man behind the curtain. He's doing his best, right. Why can't the people of Oz just cut him some slack."