Very interesting interview. Scott opened up about quite a few things, but avoided some of the more challenging topics. He must be a busy man with all those projects and businesses on the go. Good for him.
I just wish we could get an interview where some of the difficult questions were asked, and see how he responds. I know he want to keep everything positive and all about the new band, new album, etc....but he was only involved in the biggest band drama that I can think of between any band in the last 15 years, and the elephant is still in the room. Maybe some of the drama can't be talked about until the court case, but there are still plenty of questions that could be asked.
- Susan as manager, how it happened, regrets, whether it was actually her trying to run the show, or more like Geoff with his personal assistant?
- the concept of democracy within a band vs. dictatorship/forced leadership?
- the lack of his drumming on OM2?
- about the attempt by Geoff and Susan to push Whip out of the band in recent years (according to the declaration)?
- his thoughts on family getting involved in band business/nepotism?
- why Dedicated to Chaos didn't work/didn't satisfy fans?
- if the band has been in contact with Chris, or could see themselves working with him in the future to some extent?
- how he can talk about putting out a record in spring, when they are still in a battle over the name queensryche, and Tate is still going out as that this year?
- What kind of musician is Parker, and what do you think of his talent going forward, what does he bring to the table in the new band?
- What really happened to Mike Stone leaving/getting fired after such a successful Operation Mindcrime tour?
- Can you see the current band playing songs from Promised land all the way through to say American Soldier?
Just my thoughts. Anyone agree?