GEOFF TATE "In Settlement Talks" With Former Bandmates Over QUEENSRŸCHE Name
January 9, 2014, a year ago
Al.com recently caught up with vocalist GEOFF TATE to discuss his new incarnation of QUEENSRŸCHE and the pending court case over the rights to the band name with his former bandmates. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Q: How did you assemble your current version of Queensrÿche?
GT: "It was a group which had always talked about making something happen if it worked out and this time, it did. With someone like Simon (Wright, AC/DC), we had always talked about making something happen. We opened for AC/DC in 1986. It all amounted to the synchronicity of everyone's schedule, and this worked well."
Q: What is the ultimate goal of the court proceedings? Do you want to get the original line-up of Queensrÿche back together or do you want to win the name and continue with this band?
GT: "Right now, we have two Queensrÿches, which is way too confusing to fans. We have to give someone the name and someone has to pay the other person off. We're in settlement talks now, and I hope that we can come to a conclusion in the next couple of weeks."
Go to this location for the complete interview.
Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche perform the band’s set list from their 1992 MTV Unplugged show with a special acoustic set on November 7th at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. They will be performing the entire unplugged performance in addition to other hits and favorites. For ticket information visit this location.
MTV Unplugged setlist:
‘I Will Remember’
‘The Killing Words’
‘Scarborough Fair/Canticle’ (SIMON & GARFUNKEL cover)
‘The Lady Wore Black’
‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ (NEIL YOUNG cover)
Check out the unplugged performance of ‘Della Brown’: