Queensryche Explain Settlement With Geoff Tate

05/07/2014
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(hennemusic) Queensryche have issued a statement revealing more details about their recently-announced out-of-court settlement over rights to the band's name, following a two-year-long legal dispute with former bandmate Geoff Tate.

Queensryche's statement reads, as follows: "Queensr˙che recently reached a settlement in their dispute over the ownership of the Queensr˙che name and brand. Century Media is pleased to announce that Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton have successfully agreed to purchase Geoff Tate's portion of the Queensr˙che name.

"The band will buy out their former lead singer's share of the Queensr˙che corporation while allowing him the ability to be the only one to perform Operation: Mindcrime and Operation: Mindcrime II in their entirety. He will no longer have use of the TriRyche logo or any other album images aside from the Mindcrime releases. He can only refer to himself as the "Original Lead Singer of Queensr˙che or "Formerly of Queensr˙che" for a period of two years and that text must be at least 50% smaller than his name in all materials. After this two year period passes, he can only refer to himself as Geoff Tate with no mention of Queensr˙che at all. Geoff Tate will be able to finish any confirmed dates billed for his Queensr˙che lineup scheduled to terminate on August 31st, 2014.

"As of September 1st, there will be only one Queensr˙che entity and that will consist of Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton. This lineup will continue to perform selections from their entire musical catalog including songs from Operation: Mindcrime. The band will be able to use all TriRyche logos and previous album artwork for any purposes as needed by the corporation." More.

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