Queensryche - Queensryche Injured In Iraq Attack

0
0
Subscribe to Queensryche alerts

Rockers Queensryche were left fearing for their lives after they were caught up in a bomb attack while visiting troops in Iraq.
The heavy metal band flew to the Middle East to play for U.S. soldiers and suffered minor injuries in an explosion near the base where they were staying.
Singer Geoff Tate tells BraveWords.com, "We got bombed. We had to spend a lot of hours in bunkers there, waiting for the insurgents to get under control. We all lived through it although we got injured - that was a scary situation.
"A mortar landed about a hundred yards from where I was standing - the ground just shook. It was amazingly powerful and scared the hell out of me. I'd just been standing there watching the sun come up, eating a little container of yoghurt and boom - the bomb goes off. It was pretty darn intense."
But Tate refuses to let the scare keep him from venturing to another war zone - the rockers are already eyeing a trip to Afghanistan.
He adds, "It's the least an entertainer can do. Every soldier we met said the same thing: 'Our life is like Groundhog Day - it's the same as the last day.' The only break they have in the monotony is when they have entertainment come in, and it doesn't happen all the time. I'd definitely go back. In fact, we're planning on going to Afghanistan as soon as it cools down a little bit."


Contactmusic

Tags: Queensryche

0
0
Subscribe to Queensryche alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Jennifer Aniston Helps Prank An Awkward Interviewer

Jennifer Aniston teamed up with British radio host Scott Mills to play a prank...

Jennifer Aniston Helps Prank An Awkward Interviewer

Anna Kendrick Wonders How She Snuck Into The Cast Of Into The Woods

Disney’s latest musical, Into the Woods, is getting a lot of attention as its...

Anna Kendrick Wonders How She Snuck Into The Cast Of Into The Woods

Despite Their Stylish Looks, One Direction Insist They're Not High Maintenance

One Direction are, quite simply, the best Artist of the Year. While this fact...

One Direction - Despite Their Stylish Looks, One Direction Insist They're Not High Maintenance

Shia LaBeouf In Most Awkward Interview Ever?

We’ve all seen our fair share of awkward celebrity interviews, but few could be as extreme as actor / performance...

Shia LaBeouf In Most Awkward Interview Ever?

Bombay Bicycle Club Criticise U2 For Being "Disconnected From Young People"

Jack Steadman, the lead singer of British indie stars Bombay Bicycle Club...

Bombay Bicycle Club Criticise U2 For Being

Fox Pulls 'Red Band Society' Mid-Season

In news which will exacerbate what has been a pretty disastrous fall for new TV shows across all networks...

Fox Pulls 'Red Band Society' Mid-Season

Melissa Rivers Posts Touching Picture Of Her Mother On Thanksgiving

Joan Rivers’ daughter has marked the first Thanksgiving she’s spending without...

Melissa Rivers Posts Touching Picture Of Her Mother On Thanksgiving

Home - Trailer

Directed by Tim Johnson ('Antz', 'Over The Hedge'), 'Home' is an adaptation of the 2007 science fiction Adam Rex novel...

Home Trailer

Is 'The Imitation Game' Worthy of Its Oscars Talk?

Though the bookmakers are unwilling to ease the odds on Boyhood to win Best Picture at the...

Is 'The Imitation Game' Worthy of Its Oscars Talk?
Advertisement

Comments

Queensryche Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Queensryche

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All