1. Queensrÿche Reveals More Details About Settlement With Geoff Tate

    May 05, 2014 6:30 PM EDT Statement Says Former Singer Can’t Bill Himself as Queensrÿche Come Sept. 1 Queensrÿche has posted a statement on its website, QueensrycheOfficial.com , that sheds more light on the settlement agreement it entered with former singer Geoff Tate. It also took the time to announce that a new…

  2. Geoff Tate Puts Queensryche Lawsuit Behind Him: 'The Whole Experience Was Such a Betrayal'

    April 29, 2014 3:00 PM EDT UPDATE: In the original version of this story, Billboard mistook a Monsters of Rock concert date for an event to be held in 2014 when it was already held in 2013. Billboard regrets the error. Almost two years after he filed a lawsuit in the wake of being fired from rock band Queensryche,…

  3. Queensryche Previews Music From First Todd LaTorre-led Album

    November 14, 2012 2:00 PM EST Queensryche today released a teaser trailer for its upcoming album -- its first with new singer Todd LaTorre -- that is expected to arrive next year. The Seattle quintet, which has been together for 30-plus years, is famed for albums like 1988's hard rock concept piece "Operation:…

  4. Geoff Tate May Use Queensryche Name for Now, Judge Rules

    October 20, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A Washington state judge ruled Oct. 19 that singer Geoff Tate -- who was fired from the band Queensryche after fronting it for 30 years -- may perform with his own version of the group until a lawsuit he filed against three former bandmates is settled. Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira…

  5. Queensryche to Geoff Tate: Stop Using the Name

    October 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT In the latest round of the legal battle between progressive rock band Queensryche and its former singer, Geoff Tate, the group is attempting to keep Tate from using the group's name until the case is resolved. The move comes more than three months after Tate tried the same maneuver…

  6. Geoff Tate Announces 'New Queensryche'

    September 03, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo join lineup Geoff Tate seemed to be working for the weekend during the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 1 the singer, who was fired from progressive rock band Queensryche in June, announced the lineup of "the new Queensryche…

  7. Q&A: Queensryche Talks Lawsuit, Plans 'Return to History' Tour

    August 14, 2012 6:00 PM EDT It's been a long, strange summer for rock that's heralded plenty of shocks. The news bulletins for 2012 include the overseas incarceration of Lamb of God's Randy Blythe; the deaths of such talents as Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord and engineer George Marino; Van Halen's…

  8. Queensryche Having Online Identity Crisis?

    August 13, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Queensryche, which is engaged in a lawsuit with former singer Geoff Tate and former manager Susan Tate, has launched a new Facebook page ( Facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial ), and will officially launch a new band website ( QueensrycheOfficial.com ) tomorrow, Aug. 14. The group has also…

  9. Queensryche May Continue With Band Name, for Now

    July 16, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Rockers prevent injunction that would have barred use of moniker during litigation with former lead singer Geoff Tate Queensryche defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction on July 13 that would have kept it from touring and operating under the band name, AGPS Management senior manager…

  10. Geoff Tate Signs Solo Deal: Former Queensryche Singer Eyes Fall Album

    June 25, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Geoff Tate, who parted ways with his longtime band Queensryche this month, announced that he has signed a multi-album, worldwide solo recording deal with InsideOut Music. "I'm very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music," Tate said in a statement. "They are very…

  11. Exclusive: Queensryche Parts Ways With Geoff Tate

    June 20, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Band Replaces Singer With Crimson Glory's Todd La Torre Rock band Queensryche is continuing forward without vocalist Geoff Tate , who will be replaced by Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre, Billboard has exclusively learned. "Over the past few months, there have been growing…

  12. What's Going on With Queensryche? Fans, Industry Buzzing

    May 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Just call it "Operation: Speculation." A couple recent instances of so-called drama have set Queensryche fans and metal news sites to wondering if something is amiss with the band. On May 13, MetalSludge.tv reported there was an alleged altercation among some of the band's…

  13. Queensryche Toasts 30th Anniversary with 'Dedicated to Chaos' Album

    July 05, 2011 3:45 PM EDT When a group is trying to break into the business, there are plenty of ways to get attention. It can get a jump-start by self-recording its first album and distributing it online. It can build a social networking force the same way. If it makes the right contacts, it can even get a synch…

  14. Ronnie James Dio Remembered by Fans, Friends

    May 31, 2010 10:45 AM EDT The mammoth service for fiery frontman Ronnie James Dio was more akin to a spirited rock concert than a dreary funeral. With chants of "Dio, Dio, Dio," headbangers were loud and proud Sunday as they paid tribute to the late metal legend, who died from stomach cancer May 16 at age 67…

  15. Queensryche Play Unique Shows For 'American Soldier' Tour

    May 06, 2009 7:40 AM EDT Queensryche fans can expect some sort of commercial documentation -- a live album or DVD, perhaps -- from what's turned into a special tour in support of the group's new concept album, "American Soldier." "We do that every tour, film and record," frontman Geoff…

  16. Queensryche Probes War On 'American Soldier'

    January 26, 2009 6:19 PM EST Queensryche examines the plight of the American soldier on a new album of the same name, due March 31 on Atco/Rhino. The project details the physical and emotional effects of combat experience. Songs like "Middle of Hell" relate what it's like to be in a war zone, while "…

  17. Queensryche Does Floyd, U2, Police On 'Take Cover'

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche pays homage to some of its musical idols on "Take Cover," a covers album due Nov. 13 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. The Seattle group is putting its stamp on such numbers as Pink Fl Queensryche pays homage to some of its musical idols on "Take Cover," a…

  18. Queensryche Ready For Life Post-'Mindcrime'

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche has begun working on the follow-up to last year's "Operation: Mindcrime II" in Seattle. Frontman Geoff Tate tells Billboard.com he hopes the as-yet-untitled set will arrive next summer or Queensryche has begun working on the follow-up to last year's "…

  19. Queensryche / Sept. 23, 2006 / Atlantic City, N.J. (House of Blues)

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche made a ballsy move this year by releasing "Operation: Mindcrime II," the sequel to its groundbreaking 1988 concept album. It hasn't stopped there: The band is touring North America and pla Queensryche made a ballsy move this year by releasing "Operation:…

  20. Queensryche Rock For Benefit

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Queensryche performs for a benefit concert in New York. Queensryche lead singer Geoff Tate, center, bassist Eddie Jackson, left, and guitarist Stone perform at Hard Rock Cafe on Sept. 20 in New York's Times Square, at a benefit concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Partnering…

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