The Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE kicked off the recording sessions for its new album yesterday (Sunday, December 2) with producer James "Jimbo" Barton — the man who engineered and mixed the band's classic 1988 LP, "Operation: Mindcrime", and its 1990 follow-up, "Empire", and co-produced 1994's "Promised Land". La Torre — who is also a member of Florida melodic metallers CRIMSON GLORY — states, "Day one of recording the new QUEENSRŸCHE album went great! Great things on the horizon."
The new QUEENSRŸCHE CD is tentatively due in early 2013 via an as-yet-undetermined record label.
I saw this video months ago because someone on a Guns N' Roses forum posted it to illustrate how much more humility Axl Rose has compared to Geoff Tate. Maybe the person who made that comment was from the forum.