A few months after parting ways with Blue Oyster Cult, Rudy Sarzo has joined the ranks of Queensrÿche, or at least singer Geoff Tate’s version of the band. Tate split from the group earlier this year and announced the new lineup on the group’s website. Joining Tate and Sarzo ar Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane. Sarzo replaces bassist Eddie Jackson.
“Together we shall embark on a new musical journey that will be a greater extension of where Queensrÿche has ever been,” Tate said. “With this new project, with these new people, it’s a whole new scene. There are new ideas, different musical backgrounds and a whole new set of parameters. Everyone has ideas you haven’t heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall and suddenly… the music has a whole new life.”
Sarzo’s resume reads as a who’s who of the rock world. He’s worked with Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osborune, Yngwie Malmsteen and more. He’s also currently in Animetal U.S.A., Tred, and Dio Disciples.