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Geoff Tate Reveals New Band Details and Album Plans

07/31/2014
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(Classic Rock) Geoff Tate has confirmed his band will be renamed Operation: Mindcrime once his Queensryche "farewell" tour ends next month. Tate has also confirmed his band will begin work on a trilogy of concept records in the coming weeks.

He reached an out-of-court settlement with his former colleagues earlier this year, following his dramatic dismissal in 2012 that sent both parties to court amid a barrage of accusations.

An interim ruling had allowed Tate to call his new band Queensryche, while the outfit consisting of his ex-bandmates and his replacement Todd La Torre were also allowed to use it.

They finally agreed that La Torre and co would keep the name, while the former frontman would stop using it at the end of August, although he could refer to himself as "the original singer of Queensryche" or similar for two more years. He also kept the rights to perform their two Operation: Mindcrime albums.

Find out what he had to say the new albums here.

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