Geoff Tate: Future Queensryche Reunion ‘Makes Sense’
2019 has been the year for reunions, with bands like Rage Against the Machine, My Chemical Romance, Motley Crue and more announcing returns within the span of just a few weeks. Now, it seems like Geoff Tate sees demand for a Queensryche reunion — yet another “not in this lifetime” situation.
A two-year legal battle stripped the Queensryche name from Tate after he was fired from the band in 2012. Todd La Torre was brought into Queensryche to rave reviews, while Tate went on to form Operation: Mindcrime, retaining the rights to perform both full albums of the same name.
When Tate was asked if a Queensryche reunion was in the works during an interview with the Rock Vault, the singer answered, “Well, not that I can say at this moment. I think that would be something that makes sense, and I think it would be an interesting thing to do, if everybody could get in the same room and actually talk to each other."
Earlier this year, Tate rejected almost any possibility of getting back together with his former bandmates. “No interest in that. No. Not at all. [I have] absolutely no reason to," he told Greece’s TV War. "I don't need the money. That'd be the only reason to do it. Maybe if they paid me, like, 10 million dollars or something like that.” [via Blabbermouth]
Operation: Mindcrime’s last album, The New Reality, came out in 2017. Queensryche released a full-length, The Verdict, earlier this year, giving the band their highest Billboard chart position since Operation: Mindcrime II came out in 2006.
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