Geoff Tate Thinks Queensryche Settlement Is Great

(hennemusic) Former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate has offered his first public comments on the newly-announced out-of-court settlement over rights to the band's name, following a two-year-long legal dispute with his former bandmates.

The settlement sees original Queensryche members Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton (along with recent additions Todd LaTorre and Parker Lundgren) move forward with rights to the band name, while Tate keep the exclusive rights to perform the group's 'Operation: Mindcrime I' and 'II' in their entirety as a unique performance.

"I think it's great," Tate tells Billboard of the outcome. "I'm very happy that it's over and done and we can all move on with our lives. It's been a long, bitter two years, I'll tell you. I'm glad it's over."

"We've been trying to work something out for months and months and months, and it's like any kind of lawsuit, it's just slow going," he says of the process. "But finally I think the realization that going to court over the whole thing was going to be a huge nightmare and huge financial mess for everybody that [we] really started to look at it more seriously and realistically." more on this story

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