While the split between Geoff Tate and his former mates in the band he founded, Seattle's Queensryche, were less than amicable, it has not stopped the dynamically operatic vocalist from forging ahead with a new band.
On the very day his “Farewell Tour” as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate – one of rock’s quintessential frontmen and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band – has announced that his current version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as Operation: Mindcrime after the tour ends.
Named after Queensryche’s epic concept album from 1988, Operation: Mindcrime -- a b
Earlier this week, Queensryche and their former frontman Geoff Tate revealed that a settlement had been reached that detailed each act's future plans concerning the name. The remaining members of the band will retain the name, while Tate has obtained the right to perform the group's 'Operation: Mindcrime' album and its sequel. But before the agreement kicks in, Tate will have one final trek under
After some very public feuding, it appears as though Queensyrche and their former frontman Geoff Tate have come to an amicable split. While nothing was confirmed as of last week, it was noticeable that Tate's website was now billing him as "The Voice of Queensryche," suggesting that the long-rumored settlement had been finalized.
The legal battle between Geoff Tate and his former Queensryche bandmates has extended beyond a year, but the singer says that he hopes that everything will be decided upon shortly for everyone involved.
As we are well aware, there are currently two version of Queensryche performing and releasing studio albums. This can be confusing for fans who may not keep up with music news and are more casual fans than devoted followers. Estranged singer Geoff Tate, who was fired from Queensryche by three of the founding members, recently sat down with Smashing Interviews Magazine to talk about his side of Que
A little constructive criticism never hurts, but Geoff Tate is ready to confront some full-on hate head-on with a new contest. The Queensryche frontman and his reconstructed lineup are now promoting their latest effort, 'Frequency Unknown,' and have launched an interesting competition in which they're challenging haters to stand up for their opinion and film a rant about the album.
There will continue to be two Queensryches, at least for the time being, as a Washington state judge ruled Friday (Oct. 19) in favor of Geoff Tate, allowing the singer to perform with his own version of the group after being ousted from his former band earlier this year.