Queensryche Reaches Settlement

queensryche_zps31261cdfAccording to Prog Magazine, Queensryche and Geoff Tate have released a joint statement announcing a settlement regarding the use of the band name. In an interesting twist, the Wilton/Rockenfield/Jackson/Lundgren/La Torre line-up will retain use of the name while Tate will have exclusive rights to perform Operation Mindcrime I and II in full. The statement says: “An amicable settlement has been reached. According to the agreement, original members Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton along with recent members Todd La Torre and Parker Lundgren, will now be the sole entity recording and touring as Queensryche, performing selections from their entire musical catalogue that spans over 30 years of material. Read More …

REVIEW: Sterling By Music Man LK100D

lukeSteve Lukather is one of Ernie Ball Music Man’s greatest ambassadors. He’s been playing his signature line on stage and in the studio for decades now, on G3 tours, with Ringo Starr, as a solo artist and of course with his legendary band Toto. Luke’s EBMM models are all incredibly playable and they all have a rich, rounded tone – especially the most recent iteration, the Luke III line featuring Luke’s new signature DiMarzio Transition passive humbuckers. Now Luke’s design is more accessible thanks to the Sterling By Music Man LK100D, which includes his signature pickups as well as much of the LIII’s distinctively smooth vibe. Read More …