Parker Lundgren quits Queensrÿche to pursue “other business ventures”

Parker Lundgren
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Parker Lundgren – guitarist of heavy metal veterans Queensrÿche since 2009 – has announced his departure from the band.

Taking to social media to explain the decision, Lundgren revealed that the move was in order to pursue “new ventures”. His full statement reads as follows: 

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.