QUEENSRYCHE Launch New Website and Facebook page
“Because of the inability for us to have access to our login information for our Internet portals, and because of the ongoing legalities, we decided it was best to launch the new website and Facebook. However, our current and active Twitter account for Queensryche is now under our control and remains the same,” drummer Scott Rockenfield says.
The Tates field the suit June 22nd in Washington state’s King County Superior Court after guitarist Michael Wilton, drummer Scott Rockenfield and bassist Eddie Jackson announced June 20th that Geoff Tate had left the band. Their claim states the trio fired Tate illegally and are tarnishing the Queensryche brand by moving forward without him. The Tates requested an injunction to prevent the band from conducting business until the court resolved the matter, but the injunction was denied July 13th. Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre has since replaced Tate as vocalist.
Additionally, Tate is also preparing to tour with a version of Queensryche. His personal website, GeoffTate.com, was displays a new banner that reads “Geoff Tate: The Voice of Queensryche.” He is also billed on the website for booking agency Monterey International as “Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate: The Original Voice.”