Just in case you're not bored of the ongoing Queensryche saga yet, here's the latest instalment.
Geoff Tate's daughter Miranda, Rising West guitarist Parker Ludgren's wife, posted the below statement on the Queensryche Facebook page. Check out the screenshot above and you can see that Misty Rockenfield (wife of Queensryche/Rising West drummer Scott Rockenfield) posted the "flat out lie" comment on her Facebook page in reply to Miranda's original below statement.
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"It's about time to get some truth on the table.
1. No one... not Geoff or anyone else in QR has posted on the qr.com in months. Posting by all members was stopped at the same time. This was not Geoff's doing.
2. Geoff and the other members of queensryche can post any sort of event on the qr facebook just in the same fashion as they always have.
3. Geoff is on the defensive and all the truth as to how hostile he has been treated will be known soon.
4. Look back at who wrote the songs for QR since Chris left. The heavy majority of the songs has been Geoff with an outside writer. This is due to very little to no material being submitted by the other members of the band.
5. Geoff originally wanted to go in a different direction for the last qr album.... heavier. But for the first time in years the other guys were submitting songs. So Geoff used their material and DTC is what they together came up with. Don't believe me... check the credits.
6. Geoff does the majority of the writing, the majority of the interviews, is there every day for the mix. produces with every producer while the other members are hardly ever in the room. I have watched this with my own eyes since I can remember. Geoff never complains and splits album sales royalties equally.
7. Susan, as the band's manager, negotiated with outside writers (pissing them off) to give part of their publishing royalties to the other non writing members of Queensryche.
8. My family worked tirelessly and happily to keep Queensryche working.
9. I emailed endlessly to get photos and words or anything to post (on the app or fb) for the fans from all the members in Queensryche and got little to nothing from any of them except Geoff.
10. When our business attorney wrote an email to the band stating how some of our employees did a fantastic job and thanking them... one of the other members of QR (not Geoff) wrote back saying that he didn't want our employees thanked since they were being paid.
11. No one has checked the fan club email or taken care of giving away 1 meet and greet pass since the Tate's were stopped by the other members of the band from doing it. However, Geoff has honored the Queensryche fan club and given away meet and greet passes to his solo shows.
12. Every fan club event was planned by my family for the last several years and Geoff happily attended all while other members complained.
13. Every concept for every tour was voted on by the band. (including the cabaret) All members of Queensryche happily split equally, all the money made from each tours although some (not Geoff) complained later when some of the tour concepts were received with less then open arms. Geoff stood by the creative decision and took the good with the bad.
So before you think the man that worked the hardest by a long way for years and years is a tyrant then think again. You don't know the facts.