From Queensryche: Hello Queensryche Fans, Parker Lundgren, guitarist for Queensryche, has recently decided to step down to pursue other business ventures, which he has become very invested in over the past couple of years. For over a decade it has been a great pleasure watching him evolve and flourish as a guitarist, song writer, and most importantly, a wonderful human being. Parker will always be family to us and we wish him all the success in the world with his new endeavors. Take hold, Brother!
From Parker: For several years I have been deeply immersed in collecting and selling guitars, as well as rare and fascinating musical instruments. This passion led to the opening of my guitar store “Diablo Guitars” in 2019. Since then my business has grown and I recently acquired a storefront with a full service repair shop. In 2020 my wife and I opened “Lucky Devil Latte”, which has quickly expanded to multiple locations. With these new endeavors and ensuing responsibilities, my time to devote to Queensryche has become increasingly strained and I no longer am able to commit the time and focus it deserves. For these reasons I have made the difficult decision to step down from my role as guitarist in Queensryche. I want to thank my friends, family, and fans for making the past 13 years an amazing journey. I wish nothing but the best for my fellow band members, crew and everyone who has supported us. I hope to have your continued support as I pursue new ventures.
– Parker Lundgren
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add here but can say that I’ve been following the music of Queensryche since the debut EP and can count the earliest time I saw them was as an opener for KISS during the “Animalize” tour. So that means I’ve seen a number of lineup changes and to be honest each of them has brought some good stuff to the musical table. I wish Parker the very best of success in whatever he is involved in and look forward to learning more about the talented individual who will pick up the axe and keep the band moving forward. What do you readers think about Parker’s announcement? Chime in down below in the comments section since its always good to hear from you. See you next time.