Keyboardist Randy Gane of Geoff Tate’s Queensryche Suffers Heart Attack
Yesterday (Dec. 27), Geoff Tate broke the news to fans on his official Facebook page: "Please send your prayers and positive thoughts to my good friend and keyboard player; Randy Gane who is currently recovering from suffering a heart attack last night - GT."
Gane is a part of Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche, which formed earlier this year when the other members of Queensryche kicked Tate out of the band and replaced him with Todd La Torre. After a lengthy legal battle, there are now two versions of Queensryche in existence. The Tate lineup includes Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot), Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), former Queensryche guitarist Kelly Gray and Gane, who played in both Candlebox and Tate's prog metal band Myth.
Upon joining Geoff Tate's Queensryche, Gane expressed is excitement in a statement posted on the band's website:
After not only being great friends with, but also a huge fan of Queensryche since their beginning, and for years working behind the scenes for this groundbreaking and quintessential progressive rock band; it is such a honor to now be working within the band, especially with the incredible level of musicianship and amazing talent of the new lineup!
Geoff Tate's Queensryche are scheduled to embark on a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band's 'Operation: Mindcrime' album in April. See the current list of tour dates here.