Queensryche case resolved
2014-04-29 by Steerpike | 33 Comments

The band and Geoff Tate have settled out of court regarding the use of the name Queensryche; the band will retain the name while Geoff Tate goes solo.

In the settlement, Tate retains the exclusive performance rights to the entirety of Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/soundposts/2014/04/28/its-official-the-battle-over-the-future-of-queensryche-is-settled/

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EvoHavok
April 29th 2014

1336 Comments


It's good that they've finally ended the feud.

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dannyboy89
April 29th 2014

11903 Comments


"Tate retains the exclusive performance rights to the entirety of Operation: Mindcrime"

Wtf?

Ire
April 29th 2014

41746 Comments


rage for order in its entirety!

Panzerchrist
April 29th 2014

120 Comments


Geoff Tate is a douche. He can't even perform Operation Mindcrime anymore, why would he bother keeping the rights?

Spec
April 29th 2014

27051 Comments


This was silly.

dannyboy89
April 29th 2014

11903 Comments


Agreed hard Panzer. Ofc he can play II all he likes, but the LaTorre version of the band should be able to play I, but life's not always fair.

Friday13th
April 29th 2014

2184 Comments


Wait, they can't play Mindcrime in its entirety or they can't play any Mindcrime?

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dannyboy89
April 29th 2014

11903 Comments


I'm pretty sure it's the former Friday.

ASnideReturns
April 29th 2014

3299 Comments


I can smell Geoff's butthurt all the way from here.

Friday13th
April 29th 2014

2184 Comments


@danny Hope so. The whole thing has been ridiculous from the start.

dannyboy89
April 29th 2014

11903 Comments


Agreed. All because Geoff can't accept the fact that he's of no further use to the band, he just had to go.

emester
April 29th 2014

1980 Comments


YESSS

Had enough of Tate's childish bullshit

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Willie
Moderator
April 29th 2014

15876 Comments


Geoff is a total ass on this post-setttlement interview:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6070287/geoff-tate-puts-queensryche-lawsuit-behind-him-the-whole-experience-was-such-a

So going into October you would still potentially be using that name?
I think my last date as Queensryche is Sept. 1, Aug. 31, something like that.

If you're doing Monsters of Rock I don't know if you'd have to deal with the promoter in terms of how the name is being promoted in October.
I don't know anything about a Monsters of Rock show.

You don't? It's on the Queensryche website that you have.
Well, I don't know. I really don't know about that.

You don't know anything about the show, or about how the name situation would be handled?
First, I don't know anything about the show, and secondly, that's not part of our deal, so I don't know anything about it really. I can't really comment.

Since you said that as far as you know it's Sept. 1 that you're done using the Queensryche name, would that also cover the triryche symbol and any social media under the name?
Honestly, I'm not comfortable talking about the details of it.

In that case, what can you say you're going to be doing musically going forward?
I can't really give any details now.


What the fuck do you know?!?!

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Nagrarok
April 29th 2014

8169 Comments


What the fuck do you know?!?!


^seems Tate isn't quite so happy to move on as he says he is.

Mythodea
April 29th 2014

587 Comments


Don't miss, on the next episode of ''Queensryche: The Aftermaths of Downhill''. What did Geoff say that irritated the others? What is the secret that the old mansion hides? Who is the father of the twins? Is Operation Mindcrime II a good album, after all?
These, and many more, next Sunday on Qtv.


''Qtv'': Always the best from the band's downhill.

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SirDrumsalot
April 29th 2014

1438 Comments


I didn't think Geoff got exclusive rights to Mindcrime...I must have missed that part when I read about this yesterday. Thats lame.
But he cant pull it off anymore anyways so I guess you win some you lose some.

Henderson
April 29th 2014

6 Comments


@SirDrumsalot: Geoff just got the rights to play full Mindcrime shows. Queensryche can still play Mindcrime songs (of course, they wrote them), but can't do any more Mindcrime tours, for example. As if they, or the fans wanted though; OM has been played to death by Tate during the last years and OM:II was a trainwreck anyway.

Steerpike
April 29th 2014

1859 Comments


If you guys want a laugh, click the link. They use a photo of Tate that just so perfectly encapsulates the rampaging douchetitan he has become.

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
April 29th 2014

15776 Comments


so henderson you are saying that basically queensryche could name a tour 'not a mindcrime tour' but play it all anyway ?

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Steerpike
April 29th 2014

1859 Comments


If I remember correctly, that's not precisely how it works. Tate has the performance rights, which means that in order to play the songs, the band would have to pay him a royalty fee. Don't quote me on that, but I believe that's the broad outline.

Satellite
April 29th 2014

20676 Comments


i remember hearing about this a long time ago. is there a legal precedent for this sorta thing? seems like there has to be.

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ASnideReturns
April 29th 2014

3299 Comments


Still smelling Geoff's butthurt.

Achilles32094
April 30th 2014

8 Comments


So what happens with Frequency Unknown? Is it still technically a Queensryche album or will it have to be re-branded as a Tate solo album? I really don't think the remaining members want that travesty associated with them.

dannyboy89
April 30th 2014

11903 Comments


Yeah, the last thing they need is another shitter in their catalog.

Henderson
April 30th 2014

6 Comments


@menawati: Not really. They can perform songs from their entire catalogue whenever they want, but they can't play Operation Mindcrime (nor OM:II) in full live anymore. Tate will be the only one who can do that from now on (which is ironic considering that he said he didn't want to be a nostalgia act).

Makemebad35
April 30th 2014

737 Comments


man, what a headache

TheNotrap
April 30th 2014

7975 Comments


A strange end to a bad novel.

TheSmashBro
April 30th 2014

256 Comments


God dammit. I have no interest in seeing Geoff's Queensryche live but Mindcrime is one of my favorite albums ever. Major bummer.

Sabrutin
April 30th 2014

488 Comments


I can smell Geoff's butthurt all the way from here. [2]

Tate's voice has gotten worse than Todd's one now. Good bye Geoff.

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beachdude42
April 30th 2014

116 Comments


I'm glad this is finally over... this is what should've happened two years ago if Geoff wasn't such a tool.

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jrucks01
May 1st 2014

2 Comments


Does anyone even care about Queensryche?? Ok at best even in their heyday... Sort of like saying you care that Stephen Pearcy left RATT in 2014.

Steerpike
May 1st 2014

1859 Comments


Does anyone even care about Queensryche??


Considering I went to the trouble of posting this news? Me, for one. I actually like the new self-titled album and wish Geoff Tate would just complete the douchebag cycle: go to rehab, find Jesus, and retire from music to become a motivational speaker to other credulous Coo-coo for Christ Puffs types.

Green Baron
May 1st 2014

17873 Comments


Is Frequency Unknown still a 'Ryche album?

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