INTERVIEW: The Music Australia (Michael Wilton)

More than three decades in, Michael Wilton, guitarist for Seattle progmetallers Queensryche tells Brendan Crabb about their new lease on life.

Even many years removed, Queensryche’s chart-topping peak — platinum certifications, Grammy nominations and MTV exposure included — remains somewhat surreal for guitarist Michael Wilton. Besides, this was a band sufficiently sophisticated to craft lyrics like “There’s no raison d’etre” during glam’s heyday. “I think the albums that collided with public taste in the ’90s, I think those are definitely our most popular albums,” the axeman recalls. “When a band like Queensryche hit the mainstream, that kind of shocked us.”

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