I saw Queensr˙che the other week and have been wondering if anyone here knows...
Apart from drinking water, he was taking what looked like wads of damp tissue paper out of his mouth and putting them in a plastic beer cup on the backline. Could it have been soaked in something to reduce swelling of the vocal chords?
It was really hot and humid in the club, which might have had something to do with it. Killer voice and range, whatever he was doing to get it.
I'd hardly ever even listened to the band before but came away impressed with a number of earworms. Great songs well played. I'm now happily exploring their back catalogue.