Geoff Tate Denies Insulting His Former Queensryche Bandmates
He released his record Frequency Unknown in April, while the other Queensryche, fronted by Todd La Torre, launch their self-titled work in June. A court hearing in November will decide which of the two outfits get to keep the name.
The artwork on Frequency Unknown features a fist bearing the initials "FU," which La Torre recently slammed as a "cheap shot" – but Tate says that's not the case.
He tells Jam: "It's an abbreviation of the album title. It's a metal thing. I've seen tens of thousands of fists punching the air at Queensryche shows. There is nothing out of the ordinary about it. I get criticised because I'm not metal enough – now I do an obvious metal album cover and I get criticised for that!"
Soon after the acrimonious split last year, Tate said he'd always imagined the band still together as a group of old men, sharing stories about a long and successful career. Since then his attitude has changed.
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