February 7, 2022
Added a few more images to the Tour Archive today. Once again, thanks to Chris Tidwell. First is a stub from the show Queensryche opened for Dio on October 23, 1984, in Stuttgart, Germany. The second stub is from Queensryche's headlining performance on October 27, 1991, in Quebec. I also added a candid photo of Michael Wilton taken what appears to be prior to Queensryche's gig supporting KISS on February 7, 1985. Thirty-seven (37) years ago today! Crazy!
December 30, 2021
Another gold mine find by Chris Tidwell. He discovered a new date for the Tour Archive! It looks like one of the pre-Warning Tour dates was August 8, 1984, in Nagoya, Japan. The date was previously unknown, but thanks to Chris, we have the date, city, venue, and a ticket stub.
Chris was also kind enough to submit a handful of new stubs from various dates Queensryche supported Metallica on its 1988-1989 tour: Paris, France; Indianapolis, Indiana; Lakeland Florida; and Cincinatti, Ohio.
October 10, 2021
Added a few things to the Tour Archive today, courtesy of Chris Tidwell (thanks Chris!). First, a new date: September 22, 1983, in Odessa, Texas. This show was confirmed as one played by Quiet Riot, Axe, and Queensryche through a t-shirt. The date was open, and in-between other dates, and the location works. The only quesiton mark is the venue. Endless Horizons is a record store in Odessa that has been in operation since 1975. Seems like a small place to play for those three bands, even in 1983. That said, many bands played in parking lots, and this could be one of those times. Anyway, adding the date, with a question mark on the venue.
In addition, Chris passed along a newspaper ad for the December 31, 1988 gig in Seattle that was broadcast over Z-Rock. A cool ticket stub was also added for the July 14, 1985 show in San Diego, California, at the California Theater. This gig was the last one of The Warning tour and Queensryche gave fans an early listen to (as they had for a couple gigs prior) "Neue Regel." I added another ticket stub (image came in on an angle, sorry) for the April 14, 1989 show in Battle Creek, Michigan. This was one of the final shows that Queensryche opened for Metallica in 1989. Queensryche would then start headlining their own gigs. Huge thanks to Chris Tidwell for all of this stuff. Much appreciated.
Finally, Building An Empire: The Story of Queensryche, the first-ever biography on the band, is set for release on or before October 25, 2021. I'm thrilled to have been a co-writer of this book and I hope you'll all pick up a copy a NW Metalworx Music. The book is available in a limited edition hardcover, a standard paperback, and various e-book versions.
August 16, 2021
This was a cool surprise over the weekend -- collector Thomas Brogli unearthed rare photos from Queensryche's performance on October 22, 1983, at the Rooftop Skyroom in Buffalo, N.Y. The band was opening for Twisted Sister. Thanks for sending them over Thomas!
May 23, 2021
Updated the page on Empire this evening to include a description of the 30th anniversary box set, and fix a couple of errors. Sorry about the lack of updates and further content. As a co-author of the upcoming Queensryche biography, Building An Empire: The Story of Queensryche, my time this year has been limited due to writing and editing the book. Look for it in fall 2021 on NW Metalworx Music and Amazon.com.
February 27, 2021
Added six different screenshots of what AnybodyListening.net (and The Breakdown Room website before it) looked like in the past to the About the Site section. I wish I could make a few of the versions that existed in the late-1990s and early-2000s, but I can't find the files. Hopefully, I'll locate them and be able to provide a more thorough picture of the site's evolution over the years.
February 26, 2021
Updated a few of the pages on the site, specifically the Discography and About the Site sections. Nothing major, just increasing some image sizes and tweaking some language, respectively. No additional content added to the archive today. I'll have more small updates like this in the coming months as we lead up to the publishing of Building An Empire: The Story of Queensryche. Just trying to freshen things up (as best as my late-90s HTML skills allow) as more eyes hit the site.
February 18, 2021
What's old is new again. I brought back the old banner of AnybodyListening.net, circa 2013-2014, courtesy of Rose Creek Design. I've always loved the banner they created for me and wanted to refresh the site again, as it seemed a little busy. Hopefully this look is cleaner.
September 29, 2020
Added a spread on Queensryche from OKEJ magazine to the Rage for Order section today. Scroll down to "Rage Era Scrapbook." OKEJ was a Swedish hard rock magazine that published from 1980-2010. Thanks to Chris Tidwell for the scans.
July 8, 2020
Just a minor update today. I fixed the show page for Queensryche's July 18, 1995 performance at Jones Beach, in Wantagh, Long Island, N.Y.. I also added some pictures from the gig. In addition, I added a link to NW Metal Worx Music to the Links section. A great record label and company, if folks reading this love their Seattle-area heavy metal history, go visit them for some killer exclusive albums and books.
June 5, 2020
Came across a bunch of old articles and interviews I did with Queensryche band members and folks such as Neil Kernon, Pamela Moore, and Jason Slater. Although much of the content (aside from the Kernon interview) is in regard to the non-original lineup of Queensryche, I thought I'd include it as an archive in the Articles section of AnybodyListening.net for folks to check out.
June 4, 2020
Added a missing 1983 tour date - November 6, 1983, in Ottawa, Ont., Canada, at Barrymore's Music Hall. Queensryche was opening for Twisted Sister.
May 26, 2020
More new shows! This time from The Mob! Looks like the guys who ultimately became Queensryche played two more shows under their old moniker - Oct. 2, 1981 and Oct. 3, 1981, before ultimately getting signed to EMI Records in 1983. Click on the individual shows for some interesting info about each show, and the show flier used to promote the weekend gigs. Thanks to Brent Christensen and Brett Miller!
April 22, 2020
Always love it when we get new information on ancient shows. Thanks to Jim LaValley for a killer shot of Chris DeGarmo playing live on January 9, 1985, at The Living Room, in Providence, R.I. He also revealed the venue, which until now, was unrecorded at this site. Thanks again Jim.
April 12, 2020
Three new stubs/passes for the collection today: January 16, 1985, from Hammerjacks in Baltimore, Md., June 30, 1991, from the Omni in Atlanta, Ga., and a second version of a stub from the May 14, 1995 gig at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 29, 2020
Added three killer photos from Queensryche's September 20, 1986 gig in Kingston, New Hampshire today. They were opening for Ozzy Osbourne at the time. Huge thanks to photographer Jim LaValley for persmission to display them. Follow him at @jimmys_pix on Instagram for some more incredible shots.
March 26, 2020
Cleaned up the album pages over the last several days. Made the album art size larger. I also made the article scans consistent in terms of rows on each page. Nothing exciting, I'm afraid. Just minor tweaks. Like I said in my previous update, these entries are more for me to keep a record of the little changes I make to the site. Obviously, I'll feature (as I did below) the content additions more.
I also wrote up a new blog on "Justified," the last song (as of this writing) of the original lineup of Queensryche. I explain the origins of the song and talk a bit about its meaning.
March 20, 2020
I added a few new article scans to the collection today. Thanks to Michael Kizer for sending these over:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have a little time to add some stuff to the site, so I created this "Updates" section to keep track of it all. Most of it will be minor things that all but the astute observer won't notice (such as modifying sections so they are consistent with one another), but I also have a stockpile of old scans and such to add to the site. To those that still peruse this space, thanks for continuing to check it out! Hope the blog-style news and reviews format is enjoyable. I've been having fun writing again.