GEOFF TATE Declares “I Will Always Be The Voice Of QUEENSRŸCHE”

Former Queensryche singer says "Never Say Never" regarding a reunion with his former band


Geoff Tate recently commented on the possibility of a reunion with his former band QUEENSRŸCHE.

In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Original QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton (guitar), Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Eddie Jackson (bass) responded with a countersuit. The settlement included an agreement that Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson would continue as QUEENSRŸCHE, while Tate would have the sole right to perform the albums “Operation: Mindcrime” and “Operation: Mindcrime II” in their entirety live.

The singer was asked by All That Shreds if he thinks there will be a time when he will rejoin QUEENSRŸCHE, to which he replied: “I would never say never really. I keep my mind open for that. You know, who knows? If everybody in the band wanted to do it and came into it with a positive mental attitude and didn’t feel like they’re dragged into it, it can be very honest and sincere. I’d like it to be a legitimate sort of getting together where we could all enjoy each other’s company. You know, that would be fantastic.”

He added: “I’ll always be the voice of QUEENSRŸCHE.”

QUEENSRŸCHE have released two albums with new singer and ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman Todd LaTorre — 2013’s “Queensrÿche” and 2015’s “Condition Hüman”.


“A New Reality”, the third and final of a concept album trilogy from Tate’s OPERATION: MINDCRIME project, will arrive on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl.