According to blabbermouth.net, Glen Drover has quit Queensryche, the Geoff Tate fronted version, before even playing a single show with the band.
Drover said in a statement, “I am really sorry to say that I have decided to bow out of Geoff Tate’s Queensryche. I was very excited about doing this gig initially, but learned in the past week or so that it’s in my best interest not to do this right now. I feel really bad for those who were excited about the idea, and to Geoff himself, who, I have to say, was very nice to me on my past trip to Seattle. I, of course, am very disappointed for arriving at this point, and making this decision, to say the least. I sincerely wish the Geoff and the band all the luck on what they do in the future.”
In a recent court decision, a judge ruled that both Geoff Tate and his former bandmates had a legal right to use the Queensryche name.
Geoff Tate’s version Queensryche currently includes drummer Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), guitarist Kelly Gray and keyboardist Randy Gane. For more information on this version of the band, go to queensryche.com.
The other version of Queensryche features original members Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) plus guitarist Parker Lundgren and new singer Todd LaTorre. For more information on this version of Queensryche, please visit queensrycheofficial.com.