Queensryche Keyboardist Randy Gane Suffers Heart Attack
Randy Gane, the keyboardist for the Geoff Tate-led version of Queensryche, suffered a heart attack on Boxing Day evening and is currently recovering. It’s unclear if the musician remains in hospital or has since been released.
“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,” he wrote.
Gane, 53, and Tate’s working relationship dates back to the early ’80s when both were member of Myth and were working together again in Tate’s version of the progressive rock group. The keyboardist also worked with ’90s alt-rockers Candlebox.
Meanwhile, the other version of Queensryche — who fired Tate in June — made no mention of Gane’s medical condition on neither its official site or on its Facebook page. If you’re confused as to why there are two Queensryches, a judge ruled both sides can use the band name until next November when the next court date has been set. Both sides have filed court documents claiming the other shouldn’t be allowed to use the group’s name or likeness.
In November Tate’s Queensryche announced they’d tour the U.S. celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album Operation: Mindcrime. Tate’s lineup features Gane, guitarist Kelly Gray, bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Bobby Blotzer.