That was all Degarmo. He just sort of moved beyond metal and Queensryche. After QR he formed Spys4Darwin, an alt-rock band, with the singer for Sponge and the bassist and drummer from Alice In Chains. They released one EPnothing like QR. He's since become a commercial pilot, only venturing into music to co-write a few new tracks with QRagain, nothing like the early QRand Dredg, another band nothing like QR. Degarmo has simply changed. It happens. I respect people who walk away like that. Matt Barlow did it with Iced Earth. He left and said he's becoming a cop. Well, he's a cop now! Gotta love it. And Wilton still writes good tunes, but QR is Tate's band now. Check out Soulbender, Wilton's other band, for some heavier tunes. Here's a sample: THREE TOWERS Still not anything like early QR, but a good CD. Order the album HERE. Man, I'm hijacking this thread, huh? Haha. I love to talk music. Sorry, folks!