Queensrÿche - Guitarist Quits


Guitarist Mike Stone has decided he will not be touring with Queensrÿche this spring. The band commented: "We will miss him. He is a wonderful player and has contributed to our lives musically and spiritually. We wish him the best and hope to see him succeed in everything he chooses to participate in."

Mike Stone adds this statement: "After much consideration, I will not be joining Queensrÿche on the 2009 "American Soldier Tour". I feel now is the time to focus on other musical endeavors, including my new band Speed X with Nick Catanese of Black Label Society. I would like to thank all of the Queensrÿche fans around the world for being nothing less than amazing to me during my time with the band. You have treated me like gold, and I will never forget it. It has been an honor to be a part of the Queensrÿche family, and I wish Geoff, Michael, Scott and Eddie nothing but the very best."

Source: queensryche.com
Band profile: Queensrÿche
 
Posted: 04.02.2009 by ArtiA


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04.02.2009 - 13:13
Frankenchrist
Oh shit
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04.02.2009 - 14:42
DayFly
Tbh, it's not that big of a tragedy
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04.02.2009 - 15:32
Frankenchrist
Written by DayFly on 04.02.2009 at 14:42

Tbh, it's not that big of a tragedy


....Actually yeah you're right.
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04.02.2009 - 15:32
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
Well QR is medicore at best for more than a decade so...
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What I've seen with these tired eyes
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04.02.2009 - 18:12
In Bone Factory
Sad to hear that.wish a suitable replacement.
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04.02.2009 - 20:59
The Shape 1973
The new album must be a real stinker if he is not prepared to tour with it.
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04.02.2009 - 21:01
The Shape 1973
Written by In Bone Factory on 04.02.2009 at 18:12

Sad to hear that.wish a suitable replacement.

Chris DeGarmo me thinks?
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04.02.2009 - 22:56
mystic666
Bring Chris DeGarmo back!
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04.02.2009 - 23:03
crusader84
+1 for Chris!
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04.02.2009 - 23:33
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Stone never came near DeGarmo's influence and songwriting capabilities.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.02.2009 - 00:34
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.02.2009 at 23:33

Stone never came near DeGarmo's influence and songwriting capabilities.


I second that. DeGarmo may actually be my all time favorite guitarist. Yes, I like him even more than Petrucci, Page of Knophler.
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05.02.2009 - 03:11
STEELER
IT COULD BE THE RETURN OF CHRIS DEGARMO?
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05.02.2009 - 05:04
Black Conundrum
He's leaving. That sucks. But it would be cool if Chris DeGarmo returned.

*updates wikipedia*
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05.02.2009 - 05:10
Urizen367
I would also enjoy if DeGarmo returned. not too big a fan of stone, to be honest. great musician...when he was playing stuff he didn't originally record.
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05.02.2009 - 09:40
In Bone Factory
+chris degarmo
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05.02.2009 - 17:45
Icedburden
Ah Well, Stone Was Good Enough Live...Although I Seriously Doubt DeGarmo Coming Back Is A Possibility, It Would Be Nice...If Only Tate Had Stronger Vocals These Days, It Would Matter...I'm Setting My Expectations A Bit Low For American Soldier...Tate Can't Seem To Hit The Right Marks Writing A Majority Of The Material...
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08.02.2009 - 18:27
metal64
Account deleted
One Word.........DeGarmo!
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