Geoff Tate has accused his former bandmates in Queensryche of running a smear campaign against him.
He's also announced that he's already writing a new album to follow the much-criticised "Frequency Unknown" which was released this past spring after being fired from the original Queensryche lineup last year.
In November, a court will decide if Tate or the original band will own the Queensryche name. Until then, both acts are continuing under the same banner.
"Because we're in litigation, there is a concerted effort to create a personality for me, to try and create a smear campaign, really," he told They Will Rock You. "They have a pretty sizable amount of people that are participating in that. If you do a little bit of research, you will find that most of the negative comments are coming from a small group of people that have multiple Internet sites and multiple Facebook sites. Multiple personalities are really arguing with themselves, in a sense."
Tate may have forgotten that he's already invited ex-fans who dislike "Frequency Unknown" to send video rants about why they don't like his new album. Does this mean Tate is taking part in the smear campaign against himself?
In another interview, Tate revealed that he's already started work on a new album.
"I'm already working on a new Queensryche record. I started about a month ago," he told Fairfax Times. "It's what I do, you know? I write and I make songs and I make records and I perform live. I don't know how else to define myself."