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Queensryche settle battle over name; decision coming soon

Posted by on April 21, 2014

So, do you like Queensryche? Not so fast, which one? The one featuring original members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfeld, or the other one, featuring vocalist Geoff Tate? Both of them released albums under the name Queensryche last year, which may have caused some confusion. There was definitely plenty of resentment between the two incarnations when they split up. In fact, if you’ve got some time to kill, you can read what the individual members of Queensryche that weren’t Tate had to say about the acrimonious split here. Now it appears that there’s an amicable settlement, according to a recent interview with Michael Wilton:

What I can say is that both sides have reached an amicable settlement and it’s now just a matter of time. There will be an official press release but for now, you’ll have to wait.

That sounds very much like someone that’s not allowed to say what the outcome was, and as soon as lawyers hash out exactly what the deal is, you’ll be seeing one band be called “Queensryche” and the other called “Geoff Tate’s Queensryche” or “Queensryche2K” or something. It sounds like after all the fighting and spitting that the battle of the Ryches will come to a quiet and relatively undramatic end.

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