WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Congratulations to our Queensryche CD and Poster Contest Winners!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Orange Park, FL
103.7 Gainesville Florida
Her winning entry:
I was turned onto Queensryche in the latter half of the 1980’s. I can remember distinctly a Christmas morning where my older brother received, as a gift, the Operation Mindcrime album. He always liked to play new music for my mom and I to hear and this time was no different. I was instantly hooked. I proceeded to ‘borrow’ his tape of O:M until I finally got it for myself. I can also remember seeing the videos on Headbanger’s Ball back when it was on from midnight to 3am every Saturday night/Sunday morning. I started to get really into them once I began to collect the previous albums (the EP, Warning, Rage for Order) and I found that I liked those albums even more than O:M – if that’s even possible! So obviously, once I got the date of the Empire release, I was standing at the record store doors the morning of the release! Where I lived in Pennsylvania, we didn’t get ANY good concerts – especially not a band like QR. But ironically, right before the Live album came out, QR scheduled a show an hour south of my hometown. I was very excited and was looking forward to getting the tickets and going. But then I ruined everything by getting caught throwing a party at my house when my parents were out of town (mind you, I was only 15!). So along with everything I owned, the QR concert got the boot. Being in this particular age group, I was very vulnerable mentally. I contemplated hurting myself, but ultimately I got out of that ‘funk’ by listening to QR’s music! They basically saved my life – THANK YOU! Since then, I have stayed true to them. Again with the Promised Land album, I waited in line to buy the album when it came out AND I had a fever that day to boot! I am also known to travel great distances to see them! No trip is too far if my schedule allows it! I have seen them many times in many different places including Pittsburgh, PA (2), Wilkes Barre, PA (3), Newark, DE (1), Jacksonville, FL (1), Holmdel, NJ (1). I now live in Florida and am looking forward to seeing them again soon! I am also in the process of applying the beautiful Tri-Ryche symbol to my body in the form of a tattoo. In my previous residence, I had a room in my house with a wall dedicated to them, I have crafted art projects in their honor, my car has been decorated with their decal for years now not to mention the key chain and matching necklace!; and I have been a long term fan club member! Considering all the above facts – I believe that I can be considered a TRUE QR fan!!! Through thick and thin – I have supported them to the fullest and will continue to do so as long as they decide to grace this earth with their music! They will forever rock my world!!!! Ryche ‘N Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUR 19 RUNNER UP WINNERS
1. Mike Cardona
Lake Mills, IA
KQPR Power 96.1 MN
Operation: Mindcrime and Queensryche blew my mind when it came out. Really the first album that combined everything I love about METAL. The great vocals of Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield’s awesome drumming and the twin guitars of DeGarmo and Wilton, with Eddie Jackson holding down the bottom end. The story line- the whole concept behind it is simply awesome, been a fan ever since I got that on cassette way back in 1988, I was just in the ninth grade. The reason Queensryche rocks my world in one word: BRILLIANT!
2. Kevin Lord
Mountain Home, ID
J105 Boise, ID
I was a junior in high school; when “Queensryche” was released and I flat out loved the band and the album…new band, new sound. I attempted in vain to sell my compatriots on this new, up and coming band; to no avail. They agreed the tunes were “OK” but couldn’t get behind a band that only produced four songs for their premier and felt that coughing up cash for a four cut album wasn’t fiscally smart; the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze. “Warning” further solidified, in my mind, that Queensryche was a progressive, metal band with a new sound that had staying power…then “Rage For Order”. With a look from “Streets of Fire”, keyboard action equal to guitars, that progressive sound and a tune list without a dud; what a phenomenal album. “Operation Mindcrime” pushed Queensryche over the top for me and they remain one of my favorite bands today. I was fortunate to see the Mindcrime tour in Pensacola, Florida and the predominantly military audience, many who were deployed to Desert Shield/Storm, completely ate up their reference to the war, “…as we pay for wars in Saudi Arabia”. I wear out my Mindcrime DVD through overuse, which my wife doesn’t understand…she’s not worthy. Anyway, what better replacement for a worn DVD than a coming home performance with the return of Pamela Moore as Sister Mary and Ronnie James Dio, another phenomenal performer and personal favorite, as Dr X.
3. Jeff Watkins
WRUF Rock 104
I am an Iraq War Veteran and 1 thing I will always remember is the weekend I returned from deployment, me and my best friend from grade school loaded up in my 280Z and went to Jacksonville Florida War Memorial and caught Queensryche and Suicidal Tendencies! One Awesome Concert!!!! It was the greatest form of appreciation I could have received. My Best Bud telling me Thank You for my service and keeping him and his family safe and free, Then hearing Screaming Heavy Metal which I was unable to get being over in the Persian Gulf. I will never forget sharing my “Welcome Home Party” with him or Queensryche. Quick Salute to you Dee for all you do for us forgotten Head Bangers. LONG LIVE TWISTED SISTER ROCK N ROLL
4. Sean Martin
Pleasant Hill, MO
KQRC 98.9 The Rock
When I first heard the song “Warning”, I thought what an awesome voice. I then saw Queensryche on tour for first time during their “Rage for Order”, and seeing them live – I knew they were a force to be reckoned with. That’s when I dug deeper to find ALL that they had done so far, because I was just amazed at watching them live. The Talent in that band is beyond anything I had ever seen. I told ALL my friends about this band, if they hadn’t heard of them yet, and made a point to check them out anytime they came around close to me. I’ve seen Queensryche in the states and I’ve seen Queensryche in Europe. That being in the ’80s, and now 25 years later – I STILL feel the same way. What a rush I get when I know you guys are gonna be playing, and I’m gonna see ya. You guys are TRULY one of my all time favorite bands! REVOLUTION
5. Brian Kaczorowski
z93 the rock station
i have been queensryche’s biggest fan since they put out their first album ( which i still have on vinyl!!) I also have every album they have put out since! the first four on vinyl also!! geoff tate’s lyrics were very inspiring in my life and everytime I hear him sing , it reminds me of better days .. I think all of the “ryche’s ” music is phenomenal, the guitar work of degarmo is above perfect. michael wilton is also a guitar hero of mine. i think that operation :mindcrime is their best work to date and it shows all of us just how heavy metal should be , not just bang your head ( which is how i got thru life) but it must have meaning! and queensryche:s music has all of that and more!!. i have been their biggest fan and always will be and it would be a great honor to receive anything from this band. please consider my entry as not from a person who listens to heavy metal such as queensryche , but to a person who thinks music is a number 1 priority in life and is willing to show anyone that it is!!! i wish the house of hair was on more often in mid michigan because there really is no other station ( except z-93) that will play the music that has meant so much in my life!! thanks for “listening” and always remember to keep the heavy metal faith!! i will always be listening to you!~
6. Terry Lecount
I’ve been a fan since the 80’s. At the turn of the century, new year’s day 2000, I was laying in bed with a massive hang over. I had no intentions of getting up until the entire day was wasted. There was a knock on my door. I didn’t even want to answer the door but it was my best buddy hollering at me to get my ass up. He asked if I wanted to go to a concert, I said no I’m in terrible shape, and broke. He said, we’ve got an extra ticket, so it’s free for you. I said I really feel bad today. He said, “It’s Queensryche Operation mind crime”… .. “LET ME GET DRESSED AND GRAB MY JACKET!” Playin’ at their own home backyard area, in Seattle, for their greatest fans and friends, I thought they must be giving us their best performance ever. It sounded like it anyway. It was the best concert I’d ever been to. I’ve since realized that they always give their best, but I still think that day was something special, magical, spectacular, a momentous occasion in Queensryche history! What a show! I’m honored to say that I melted a bic lighter above my head for Queensryche for Y2K. These guy’s ROCK.
7. Steven Lopez
i saw them open up for Kiss when they only had their EP released. the talent that i witnessed that night was incredible!!!!! queensryche only had themselves and their instruments and it was the most flawless perfect playing of music that i have ever heard!!!!! since then i was hooked. I listened to them all the time; every song ,note, and lyric. they were great to listen to, whatever the mood you were in. And still to this day with all of the music out there i have to hear them at least once a day!!!!
8. Rick Szuch
WRIF Detroit MI
Queensryche is the best. The ability to create music and touch someone’s soul is a rarity these days, but Queensryche still has the ability to do this after all these years. Queensryche was one of the first bands to actually use their minds and send a message to their listeners. In honor of the great Goeff Tate, I named my son Tate. Michael (Whip) Wilton and Mike Stone are two of the best guitar players this generation has seen. And with Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield holding a solid foundation, Queensryche has the complete package. Any chance I get, I always try to persuade someone to listen, yes actually listen to this music with a message Queensryche has brought to us.
9. Janet Dery
I have been following this band since the 80’s, think Geoff Tate has one of the best voices in rock n roll and believe that they create a full, expressive sound/story with their music. My most memorable trip to see them was when they were on tour for Operation Mindcrime. I wasn’t able to catch them in NY, where I lived at the time, so me and my boyfriend at the time drove up to Hartford, CT to see them. I didn’t even tell my parents that I was going to CT to see a concert. Needless to say, the show was amazing, but my car broke down in the Bronx on the drive home (later found out it was the water pump that went). It took 3 trains, 1 bus and 4 hours to get home from the Bronx, which means it was about 6 am before we got back to Brooklyn. I then had to tell my parents where I had been because I needed them to help me get the car back and fixed. I was busted and embarassed that I got caught, but that show was worth it and I’d do it again! My second most memorable occassion to see them was at a small club in Dewey Beach a few years ago. It was Halloween, but since the weather was beautiful, the show was moved to a location further down the road that was open to the outside, but small enough that you could see the band easily from anywhere in the club. It was interesting to see how many people were dressed up in halloween costumes and at the show. It was a last minute decision to go on the part of me and my husband, but we were both thrilled that we made the decision and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. For their dedication to their fans (doing meet and greets – I’ve met people who have been to them and liked the band) to their amazing music, I will always stop to listen to/see Queensryche.
10. Becky Bryan
103.5 Fayetteville, NC
Queesnryche rocks my world so much that I had the triryche tattooed between my shoulder blade (ouch!). I have traveled over 700 miles to see them play in Northern Michigan in the dead of winter, Geoff Tate has the best vocals of anyone out there today and yesterday and they have talent too! Operation Mindcrime was brilliant and the OMII has been just as powerful although not mainstream. Queensryche rocks my world all the time, especially when my mom cringes at the sight of the tattoo, I can still irritate her like I was 17 again! That is cool! (Luv ya mom but you will never get it!) I have seen the band 12 times in the last 20 years and no other band can touch that with me! Rock on Geoff, Scott, Whip, Ed Bass and Stone! You will always be my band!
11. Doug Gross
Apple Valley MN
93X KXXR FM, Minneapolis, MN
Queensryche rocks my world because they define what Metal should be about: Great vocals, intelligent lyrics, and a one of kind sound. The fact they are originators and pioneers of progressive hard rock has resulted in the longevity and dedicated fan base that every band strives for, but very few attain. I would consider Queensryche the ultimate live band. Every time I have been to a Queensryche show, they have delivered a killer and tight performance. Geoff Tate is one of the rare front men out there that can deliver consistently time after time. His vocals are unmistakable and always on!! Geoff is also an individual who is not afraid to talk and sing about controversial subjects. He is straightforward and willing to speak his mind! That is rare nowadays, and something I really respect and appreciate. Michael Wilton is also a very underrated axeman. . They also play songs from all throughout their history live. They understand that people want to hear the new and older classic songs live. It is great to hear songs like The lady wore black and Walk in the Shadows along with I’m American and other new classics Plus they are a band that has put out a bonafide metal classic: Operation Mindcrime is a top ten classic metal album of all time, hands down. It was one of the first metal concept albums that was a complete masterpiece. Let’s hope that Queensryche will continue to rock our world for many more years to come. Long live the Ryche
12. Jimi Balvin
Queensryche has been rocking my world ever since the 1st EP came out. The lady wore black and the Queen of the Ryche had me floored. And then with a follow up with the Warning. WOW. Take hold of the flame.The only other person that can screem like that is Dee. I have everything that Queensryche has ever produced including Mindcrime at the Moore which is totally awesome.We are about to head to Cleveland at the House of Blues to see the concert next month which is over a 2 1/2 hour drive on a work night. But if anything like the video it will be worth it. Besides, last year we drove 2 hours to the Palace Theater in Greensburgh Pa just for a band member to get sick and cancel the show. Geoff Tate and Queensryche has a following and I am at the TOP. On top of it all I am a recently retired Army vetern with over 21 years of service and 2 Tours of duty in Iraq who is just starting to get his mullet back from 1984 and I LOVE IT. LONG LIVE METAL
13. Bob Krygier
96.1 KLPX Tucson, AZ
I have been rocking to the Ryche since 1986… I remember now…it was on the way home from a high school basketball practice and I heard them on a tape in my buddies car…I am sure it was a camaro. With Geoff’s voice and the music to go with it I was hooked after the first few notes. I have seen them live many times since, and it has been great seeing them over the past several years in Tucson. It was all highlighted on Sunday, July 15, 2007…A date that will live in infamy…I am sure Dee, that you remember this date as well…WASP could not make it, so in steps Queensryche…getting the crowd set for the end of the greatest weekend of music known to man. I am still wishing that weekend was still going on…Rocklahoma was the event of a lifetime, and with the Ryche stepping up and setting the stage for the grand finale, what else needs to be said…Take Hold the Flame you SMF’s…
14. Stephen Philbrook
Well Dee, The ryche is one of those band that once you listen to them your hooked. I can remember the day that Operation Mindcrime came out. One of my best friends and I went to the local Music land to pick the cassette up we could hardly wait to get to the car and hear it. And let me tell you Dee we were not disappointed at all. I believe that it should be one of the Heavy Metal staples in every body’s collection. Need I say any more? I think not. Stevil
15. Tim Bailey
Wave 104 myrtle beach
me and a buddy used to sit around in the summer on the porch w the speakers pulled thru the windows in a very nice neighborhood jammin from the first ep to mindcrime.i ws in germany for 10 years and sometimes the only thing to do to get thru the bad times was to throw in a queensryche video live in japan and forget all my worries or maybe a twisted sister album .
16. Tara Bollig
Is there a better voice in Metal than Geoff Tate? I don’t think so!!! People say the best thing about Seattle is the coffee. WRONG!!!! Those people have obviously never heard Queensryche!!!! Whatever your mood, whatever the time of day, throwing in a disc from these guys can make everything OK again!!!!
17. Shawn Pitts
Terre Haute, Indiana
WWVR 105.5 The River
I have been a fan of Queensrÿche since 1991.In the last 16 years, ever since I heard Jet City Woman on the radio, I was hooked and never looked back. I went back after that and started buying previous work for them and was so laid back in my seat listening to the older stuff and thinking, wow how in the hell did I miss hearing these guys alot sooner than 91? When it took them nearly 4 years to release Promised Land I was a bit disappointed because I was wanting more. I could not and still cannot get enough of their music. I have enjoyed listening to what those guys can come up with. They are like no other band out there when it comes to writing and performing live. One of the best around at it. I have never had the chance to see them perform live in person. I have many “bootlegs” from over the years which I have grown to enjoy collecting and trading among other fans for free. I do have Mindcrime at the moose on DVD already but I don’t have an autographed copy of it, which would be awesome if I did have the poster at least autographed by them. Mindcrime at the Moore was awesome and I have watched it many, many times in the last few weeks. It has never made it far from the DVD player.
18. Mary Litviak
Spring Green, WI
101.5 WIBA FM
They’ve rocked my world since the first day I saw them live at Haymakers (with TWISTED SISTER) in Illinois is 1983. Queensryche is one of the very few bands left on the planet who can still be creative, innovative and exciting with their music without sacrificing their style and genre of music; they still look great and they truly are an exciting heavy metal band! Rock on, Queensryche–I’m definitely one of your biggest fans in the great State of Wisconsin.
19. Brian Coufal
David City, NE
Z92 omaha nebraska
When I was Stationed in Seattle Washington Queensryche was playing in local pubs and my buddies and I would go watch them play all the time. Then when they played at the collisum downtown we got to meet up with the group and had to buy extra tickets and had the band sign them to put in a frame and put it on the wall for decor. I have followed the band since and would like to have more of their stuff in the room. So for now keep on rockn with the House of Hair. Thank You.
Prizes should arrive within 3 weeks of posted winner names.
Thanks to ALL the HOH and Metal Fans who entered the contest!
– Dee and the House of Hair Team!
Win a Queensryche poster Autographed by Queensryche!
The House of Hair is proud to salute Queensrcyhe for the next two weeks with a killer giveaway! Fresh from Rocklahoma and now ready to open up on the “Heaven and Hell” tour, Queensryche is once again wowing audiences with their live show. That’s why this giveaway is perfect.
20 winners will receive a copy of the “Mindcrime At The Moore” DVD and CD. Plus, one grand prize winner will receive a poster from the DVD/CD autographed by Queensryche. How cool is that gonna look framed on your wall?
What do you win?
One Grand Prize winner gets a "Queensryche" autographed poster plus the "Mindcrime At The Moore" DVD and CDs.
19 Runner Up Winners receive: "Mindcrime At The Moore" CD and "Mindcrime At The Moore" DVD.
About the DVD set: QUEENSRŸCHE – "Mindcrime At The Moore"
QUEENSRŸCHE’s double DVD set, released July 3 from Rhino, captures QUEENSRŸCHE’s performance of both “Operation: Mindcrime I” and “II” in their entirety in front of a rabid hometown crowd at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. The marathon show includes a full theatrical production complete with surround sound, video imagery, actors portraying the concept albums’ characters onstage with the band, and a special appearance from the Seattle Seahawks drum line. Billboard has called the release a “real treat” and “a must for Rÿche and Rollers.”
“Mindcrime At The Moore” features singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate along with guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield performing all 32 “Mindcrime” tracks plus a two-song encore featuring their signature hits “Jet City Woman” and “Walk In The Shadows”.
The DVD’s bonus features include a tour documentary, a featurette on the band’s “Rock & Ride Across America” charity motorcycle ride for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and a live performance of “The Chase” from the Gibson Amphitheatre inLos Angeles, featuring Ronnie James Dio’s only public appearance as Dr. X.
QUEENSRŸCHE’s new live DVD, “Mindcrime At The Moore”
1 I Remember Now (Live)
2 Anarchy-X (Live)
3 Revolution Calling (Live)
4 Operation: Mindcrime (Live)
5 Speak (Live)
6 Spreading the Disease (Live)
7 Mission (Live)
8 Suite Sister Mary (Live)
9 Needle Lies (Live)
10 Electric Requiem (Live)
11 Breaking the Silence (Live)
12 I Don’t Believe in Love (Live)
13 Waiting for 22 (Live)
14 My Empty Room (Live)
15 Eyes of a Stranger (Live)
16 (CD 2) Freiheit Ouverture (Live)
17 (CD 2) Convict (Live)
18 (CD 2) I’m American (Live)
19 (CD 2) One Foot in Hell (Live)
20 (CD 2) Hostage (Live)
21 (CD 2) Hands (Live)
22 (CD 2) Speed of Light (Live)
23 (CD 2) Signs Say Go (Live)
24 (CD 2) Re-Arrange You (Live)
25 (CD 2) Chase (Live)
26 (CD 2) Murderer? (Live)
27 (CD 2) Circles (Live)
28 (CD 2) If I Could Change It All (Live)
29 (CD 2) Intentional Confrontation (Live)
30 (CD 2) Junkie’s Blues (Live)
31 (CD 2) Fear City Slide (Live)
32 (CD 2) All the Promises (Live)
33 (CD 2) Walk in the Shadows (Live)
34 (CD 2) Jet City Woman (Live)
DVD Bonus Features
Tour Documentary [Bonus Features]
Rock & Ride [Bonus Features]
The Chase-with Ronnie James Dio [Bonus Features]
Go to www.Queensryche.com for more Queensryche info!
How to Enter: Fill in the entry form below and tell us why Queensryche rocks your world!
CONTEST CLOSED, ENTRIES NO LONGER ACCEPTED!
How we choose the winner:
Only entries received by 8/15/07 will be considered. The HOH staff will
choose the 20 qualifying winners from a random drawing. One of those qualifiers will be chosen as the
grand prize winner. Entries will be judged on passion, creativity and sincerity.
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON ONLY, please.
Contest Start Date: Monday, July 30th, 2007.
Contest End Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at midnight.
Did I win? Winners will be announced right here on the website.