Geoff Tate To Be Known As “The Voice Of QUEENSRYCHE”

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

Blabbermouth is reporting Geoff Tate’s QUEENSRŸCHE webpage has changed. It no longer says “QUEENSRŸCHE” at the top and now features a banner with the words “Geoff Tate: The Voice Of QUEENSRŸCHE.” In addition, there is a link to “QUEENSRŸCHE Without Geoff Tate” which points to QueensrycheOfficial.com, the official webpage of the Todd La Torre-fronted version of the band.

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently confirmed that Tate — who was fired from the Seattle progressive rock band in 2012 after fronting it for three decades — and his former bandmates have reached a settlement in their legal battle over the rights to the group’s name.

Speaking to the Allentown Music Examiner, Wilton was asked when fans can expect a resolution of the legal case involving the two versions of QUEENSRŸCHE. “That’s coming up,” Wilton said. “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.”