At present, there are two versions of Queensryche as a result of Geoff Tate's ousting from the band and the inability of the courts to sort out all the legalities as of yet. Tate initially filed an injunction attempting to keep the rest of the band from using the name, but did not succeed. Now his former bandmates are turning the tables trying to keep Tate from doing the same with his reconstructed lineup.
The battle for Queensryche rages on. After being booted from the band earlier this year and then engaging in legal battles with the former members over the rights to the name, former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate has posted the lineup for his version of the band. This situation is turning into a soap opera.
Things have definitely gotten ugly and litigious with Queensryche over the past few months, but ousted vocalist Geoff Tate says that it would be a good thing if both he and his former bandmates would have a sit-down conversation rather than having everything play out online and in the courts.
Since the not-so-amicable split between singer Geoff Tate and the rest of Queensryche, the band recently recruited Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre to front the band. Since his debut, La Torre has been accused of using Geoff Tate's recorded vocals during live performances -- an allegation which La Torre has now officially denied.
The legal battle between Queensryche and ousted singer Geoff Tate continues. Tate sought a preliminary injunction to keep Queensryche from touring and operating under the band name, but the injunction was denied on July 13. The request is part of a lawsuit filed in Washington state court,with Tate claiming he was illegally fired from the band, among other things.
The mudslinging in the Geoff Tate vs. the rest of the members of Queensryche lawsuit continues. Remaining 'Rychers Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield want to continue on as Queensryche with a new singer, while Tate is trying to stop them from using the name. The remaining members filed a response to Tate's motion to deny their plans, and now, Tate filed another reply declaration last Thursday, July 12, which was obtained by Blabbermouth.
Queensryche have been subject to one of the most venomous splits in recent history. We've all heard rumors about former vocalist Geoff Tate feuding with the other Queensryche members, but a new statement from guitarist Michael Wilton details a violent and chaotic scenario, which seems to have led to Tate's exit from the band.