The dual Queensrÿche saga is finally over.
In lieu of taking the dispute over who can use the Queensrÿche name to court, the members of the original group, who fired lead singer Geoff Tate in 2012, and Tate and his manager/wife, have come to an out-of-court settlement that will allow the version now led by Todd La Torre to be the sole users of the band name. Tate will pursue music under his own name or another moniker.
The official statement issued by both parties:
We wanted to let Queensrÿche fans around the world know that an amicable settlement has been reached between Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate with regard to the future of the Queensrÿche name. According to the agreement, original Queensrÿche members Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton along with recent members, Todd La Torre and Parker Lundgren, will now be the sole entity recording and touring as Queensrÿche, performing selections from their entire musical catalog that spans over 30 years of material. Original Queensrÿche lead singer Geoff Tate will continue to record, perform and pursue a variety of other creative endeavors and, as part of the agreement, will have the exclusive rights to perform ‘Operation: Mindcrime I’ and ‘II’ in their entirety as a unique performance. Both sides wish each other well and are excited about what the future holds. We want to thank the fans for standing beside us through this ordeal and look forward to sharing our music with you for years to come.
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