Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate was interviewed by rock journalist Mitch Lafon for a recent edition of the “One On One With Mitch Lafon”. Here’s an excerpt of the interview:
On the next OPERATION: MINDCRIME release, which will be the second album of an ambitious trilogy:
Tate: “‘The Key’ is the first album of a trilogy. The second album, I just finished it now, and I turn it in in June, to be released in September. [Musically we’re] going off the deep end, man. Really. Kind of pushing envelope as much as possible. It’s not actually pushing the envelope; it’s just where my head’s at. It’s really no constraints, no holds barred, just going for what I feel the story that I’m working on needs.”
On whether there is anything else left he would like to do musically that he hasn’t had a chance to do so far:
Tate: “I’d like to make a jazz album. [Laughs] In fact, I have one in the works. It’s songs that I’ve composed, and they include all the kind of traditional jazz instrumentation — piano, drums, saxophone, bass, a little guitar and vocal.”