||GEOFF TATE REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH FORMER QUEENSRŸCHE BANDMATES OVER THE NAME OF THE BAND
22 April 2014
Geoff Tate, the former vocalist for Seattle heavyweights Queensrÿche, departed the band under a distinctly discordant note in 2012 after he was fired following a back-stage altercation in Brazil.
Shortly afterwards, he filed a lawsuit, part of which related to the rights to the name of the band. Since then, there have been two Queensrÿche's on the circuit - Geoff's version, and a line-up featuring his former band members and vocalist Todd La Torre.
Original guitarist Michael Wilton has revealed in an interview with The Allentown Music Examiner that a settlement has been reached that all parties are happy with.
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In the interview, when asked about the resolution, Wilton said "That's coming up. What I can say is that both sides have reached an amicable settlement and it's now just a matter of time. There will be an official press release but for now, you'll have to wait."
He also confirmed that six demos have been made in preparation for a new album, and the band have a firm future, whatever they are called.
Read the full interview at http://www.examiner.com/article/second-coming-queensr-che-guitarist-michael-wilton-talks-touring-new-music
MetalTalk interviewed Geoff Tate a few months after the lawsuit was filed and you can read the article here.
The Geoff Tate-fronted band can be found at www.queensryche.com/
The Todd La Torre-fronted band (below) can be found at www.queensrycheofficial.com