Queensrÿche Announces Details of Settlement With Geoff Tate
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.05.2014
Plus they announce a new album...
As previously reported, Queensrÿche settled their legal dispute with Geoff Tate last week. Now, the band has posted a statement on their website revealing details of the settlement and announcing a new album coming in early summer of 2015.
The initial statement had revealed that Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield and Eddie Jackson would retain the use of the name Queensrÿche while Tate has the sole rights to performing the two Operation: Mindcrime albums live. The new statement reveals that the band is buying Tate's portion of the Queensrÿche name and that Tate will no longer have use of the band's logo, nor any album images outside of the Mindcrime LPs. Tate can only bill himself as the original frontman of the band for two years and the text must be half the size of his name or less on any material. Afterward he loses the right to promote himself in that manner.
In addition, Tate can finish any currently-confirmed dates for his Queensryche lineup, which will bring him through to August 31st and after that there will be just the one Queensrÿche. You can read the full statement at the link.