Geoff Tate Talks Queensryche Court Case: 'If I Lose, I Win; If I Win, I Win'

artist: queensryche date: 07/12/2013 category: general music news
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Geoff Tate Talks Queensryche Court Case: 'If I Lose, I Win; If I Win, I Win'
Queensryche drama is still very much in the limelight of the rock world and is bound only to steam up even further as the November trial to determine the rights for use of the Ryche moniker steadily approaches. Singer Geoff Tate recently addressed the upcoming trial as confidently as ever, basically proclaiming himself as the winner regardless of the final outcome. "There is really no situation like that," the frontman told My Global Mind. "It's a really simple case - it's a corporate dissolvement. It's all about exchanging money, you know, who gets compensated for what. So if I lose, I win; if I win, I win." Tate also pointed out that he tried to reach out to his former bandmates on several occasions, but was "met with hostility each time." Finally, the singer discussed the court case a bit more thoroughly, once again saying that the publicity the group received resulted in a significant rise of the ticket sales. "Well, actually, you know, it's a strange thing, but the controversy has only been over the last year, really, and that's because we're in a court case, which is really counterproductive and actually kinda ridiculous because the court case has nothing to do [with the music or anything else], it's with monetary compensation," the vocalist said. "It doesn't have anything to do with music, it's just a corporate dissolvement, you know, money exchanging hands." The singer continued, "We're all corporate officers and we all get compensated for the dissolvement, the breakup of the corporation; so he-said, she-said, he did this, whatever, it doesn't matter. But, I have to say, the publicity has been incredible. On this run that I just completed, on both legs of my tour, we had more sell-outs on this tour than formerly Queensryche has had in 10 years. So I guess there's something to the idea that Gene Simmons came up with, any publicity is good publicity." Tate-fronted Queensryche released their new record back in April via Deadline Records. Titled "Frequency Unknown," the album sold just over 5,500 copies in the US within the first week, debuting at No. 82 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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