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Geoff Tate is Actually Doing Something Kinda Cool/Funny

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Queensryche - Frequency Unknown

To the surprise of exactly no one, Frequency Unknown, the debut album Geoff Tate’s new version of Queensrÿche, is garbage. It such a rushed piece of shitty shit shit, in fact, that Tate is offering fans who bought it a remixed version, because the original mix is totally awful. I honestly can’t remember ever hearing of such a thing before. Tate really has become an innovator of crappiness.

But at least he appears to have kind of a sense of humor about it: he’s launched a “Best Rant” contest, which actually encourages fans to let him know what a horrendous job he’s done with Frequency Unknown. From Taterÿche’s official website (excuse the fact that it’s written in all caps… Tate is an old lady who probably doesn’t realize how fucking irritating that is):

“DO YOU REALLY HATE THE NEW QUEENSRYCHE FREQUENCY UNKNOWN ALBUM? HAVE YOU ALREADY BLOGGED ABOUT IT ONLINE? WELL METAL GEEKS, IF YOU GOT THE BALLS TO STAND BEHIND YOUR OPINION THEN HERE IS THE CONTEST FOR YOU – STOP HIDING BEHIND YOUR COMPUTER KEYBOARDS AND SMART PHONES AND SHOW US HOW MUCH YOU HATE IT BY SUBMITTING YOUR ‘VIDEO RANT’ TO US VIA YOUTUBE VIDEO. START BY GIVING US YOUR REAL NAME ON CAMERA AND PROCEED TO RANT AWAY – GEOFF TATE FROM QUEENSRYCHE WILL FILM HIMSELF CHOOSING THE BEST VIDEO RANT AND WILL POST ONLINE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON TO SEE QUEENSRYCHE IN THEIR HOME TOWN ON JUNE 29TH, ALONG WITH VIP SPECIAL GUEST SEATING, MEET AND GREET PASSES FOR AFTER THE SHOW AND A MERCHANDISE PACKAGE WORTH $250 THAT HE OR SHE CAN FEEL FREE TO EITHER BURN – OR WEAR IN STYLE!”

While I a) can’t stand the whole “hiding behind your keyboard” angle (that’s argument of the weak minded who can’t think up any better way to win a debate) and b) wish the prize were something better than getting to go see the band you’ve just declared aren’t very good (really, shouldn’t you be getting a free trip and VIP tickets to see some OTHER band?), this is very much a contest after MetalSucks’ own heart. I guess now we’ll see if Tate actually picks the funniest entry, or pusses out and picks some nut-swinger who’s just pretending to hate him in order to win.

Go here for more details on how to enter.

[via Classic Rock]

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