With an official announcement coming soon with the glorious news that Geoff Tate will no longer be allowed to perform under the Queensrÿche moniker that he so methodically moved to destroy over the course of the last 20 years, it appears action is already being put into place.
Tate’s website now touts him as “The Voice of Queensrÿche” and QueensrycheOfficial.com features the real version of the band with Todd La Torre, who has been shaming Geoff every night on stage the last two years.
I saw Queensrÿche on Easter eve two years in a row. Todd La Torre’s presence in the band is a greater symbol of resurrection than anything Easter stands for. Just check out the two videos below with Todd from the Mohegan Sun show the other night. What a freak. Seeing them play a free show at a Casino is like watching Spinal Tap in reverse.
Someone close with the band posted some vital information on the details of why the band split with Tate and how much of a diabolically deceptive cunt Geoff Tate is. In the Taterÿche era, Tate had planned to slowly include the band less and less to build up his number of songwriting credits. After one more Mindcrime tour he was planning to depart from the band, leaving the rest of the members in the dust with no source of income.
He also tried to be sneaky and sell movie rights to Operation: Mindcrime behind the band’s back and pocket $1 million. Luckily, Scott Rockenfeld got an email he wasn’t supposed to get and put the kibash on that. Queen of the Reich? More like Queen of the ‘Ryche if you ask me.
The post is long, but well worth the read. It chronicles Geoff Tate’s maniacal ways better than I can sitting at my computer at 9:30 in the morning squeezing this in before doing a bunch of shit on my day off.
Anyway, like I said, just watch this video of “Queen of the Reich” from the other night. The song starts at 1:23. Hail Todd. Geoff Tate’s band is only fit to play at the Blue Oyster Bar.
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