INTERVIEW: AAA Backstage (Michael Wilton)

Over the past five years American progressive metallers Queensryche have undergone a major facelift to rebuild themselves back up as the legendary act of the 80s and 90s. After a nasty lawsuit battle with former frontman Geoff Tate in 2012, both parties ended up performing under the million-dollar band name simultaneously, creating confusion and an increased decline of interest from fans. But the resilience of the rockers paid off as Tate eventually gave up the title, and with new frontman Todd La Torre, the 5-piece are better than ever with the release of two new albums including their latest ‘Condition Human.’ As part of their overseas tour promoting the album, Queensryche will be hitting our shores in October. We caught up with guitarist Michael Wilton to discuss everything from their rise back to the top, upcoming tour, to pale ales and severed fingers!

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