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Queensryche Headlines Empire City Casino Summer Concert Series

June 20th, 2014 8:30am EDT
Queensryche
Queensryche is one of the classic rock bands you’ve seen on MTV in the 90s with their famous ballad, ‘Silent Lucidity’ from their commercially successful 1991 release, ‘Empire.’ They have sold 30 million albums worldwide and continue to play sold-out performances around the world. The current line-up is Michael Wilton (Guitar) Todd LaTorre (Vocals) Scott Rockenfield (Drums) Eddie Jackson (Bass) and Parker Lundgren (Guitar).

In an exclusive Starpulse interview, lead vocalist Todd LaTorre took time out from his busy schedule to speak with me by phone about the band’s upcoming concert at Empi...
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Geoff Tate: 'I'm glad Queensryche name battle didn't get to court'

April 30th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Queensryche
Former Queensryche rocker Geoff Tate has spoken out after reaching a settlement with his former bandmates over the use of the group's name on Monday (28Apr14), confessing he's glad the matter was resolved before it became a "nightmare" court case.

Tate filed a lawsuit against Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Eddie Jackson shortly after he was fired from the band in 2012, insisting that he alone should be able to tour under the Queensryche banner.

The singer lost a bid for a temporary injunction to ban his former bandmates from performing as Queensryche without him, and on Monday (28A...
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Queensryche and ex-frontman Geoff Tate settle dispute over band name

April 28th, 2014 9:40pm EDT
Queensryche
Rockers Queensryche have been allowed to continue performing under the band's name following a lengthy legal battle with former frontman Geoff Tate.

The singer has been fighting with his ex-bandmates Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield since he was forced out of the group in June, 2012, and Tate subsequently lost a bid for a temporary injunction to ban the trio from performing as Queensryche without him until they could resolve the issue.

The two parties have since reached an "amicable settlement" over the naming rights, reports Billboard.com.

A joint statement, released ...
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Queensrÿche Members Win Court Ruling To Keep Band Name

July 17th, 2012 3:39pm EDT
Queensryche
Rockers Queensrÿche have temporarily won the rights to the band name after defeating fired frontman Geoff Tate's court injunction.

Tate recently filed an injunction against his ex-band mates - Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield - after he was forced out of the group last month, insisting the trio should not be allowed to perform as Queensryche without him.

The remaining members recruited a new vocalist, Todd La Torre, and began operating under the name Rising West until the case could be decided by officials at the King County Superior Court in Washington, and now they'...
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Queensrÿche Part Ways With Singer Geoff Tate

June 21st, 2012 10:41am EDT
Queensryche
Rockers Queensryche have parted ways with frontman Geoff Tate following a series of "creative differences."

Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre has been drafted in to replace the star, according to Billboard.com - and drummer Scott Rockenfield has confirmed the line-up switch in a statement.

He says, "Over the past few months, there have been growing creative differences within Queensryche. We want our fans to know that we hoped to find a common resolution, but in the end parting ways with Geoff was the best way for everyone to move forward in a positive direction."

"We wish him the b...
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Queensryche Attacked In Iraq

November 23rd, 2010 12:15pm EST
Queensryche
Rockers Queensryche were left fearing for their lives after they were caught up in a bomb attack while visiting troops in Iraq.

The heavy metal band flew to the Middle East to play for U.S. soldiers and suffered minor injuries in an explosion near the base where they were staying.

Singer Geoff Tate tells BraveWords.com, "We got bombed. We had to spend a lot of hours in bunkers there, waiting for the insurgents to get under control. We all lived through it although we got injured - that was a scary situation."

"A mortar landed about a hundred yards from where I was standing - the groun...
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Armoury Records Wishes You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year

November 19th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Foo Fighters
Armoury Records, distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, released one mighty molten metal blast of good CD cheer: We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year.

It's an all-star assemblage as members of such great hard rock bands as Foo Fighters, Queensryche, Dio, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Dokken, Kiss, L.A. Guns, Marilyn Manson, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, King's X, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Ratt, Styx, Toto, Shadows Fall and more all jam out together on some of the most beloved holiday songs of all time (including "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer")..

The kick is in the chemist...
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Tesla Kicks Off 'Forever More' Tour

October 1st, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Tesla
Multi-platinum rockers Tesla, Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar) begin their "Forever More" tour today, Wednesday, October 1, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Tour is named for their seventh studio album, Forever More, set for release October 7 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).

"I Wanna Live," the new album's first single, is accompanied by a video featured on the band's site, aptly named, teslatheband.com where new updates are posted daily.

Tesla reunited with...
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Q & A With Riggs of 'Scum of the Earth'

January 17th, 2008 7:01pm EST
Riggs
After dropping out of high school at seventeen, Riggs left his small town and began a career as a guitar player, eventually joining Rob Zombie and later forming his own band Scum of the Earth. Riggs probably never expected to end up back in the small town he grew up in, but that's exactly where he's living now. As Starpulse learned, the party hard, dark image that Riggs cultivated for himself over the years didn't mesh well with the local churches, but that also didn't stop them from starting a bidding war to get him to join their congregations. The irony isn't lost on us!

I read that ...
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Capitol/EMI Releases 'Sign Of The Times: The Best Of Queensryche'

August 30th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Queensryche
Hollywood, California - July 30th , 2007 - In a career that spans nearly 25 years, Queensrÿche has released 15 albums that have sold more than 20 million units around the world. On August 28, Capitol/EMI will release Sign Of The Times: The Best Of Queensrÿche in CD, 2-CD Collectors Edition packages and digitally. The new career-spanning hits collection features 17 of Queensrÿche's best singles and album tracks, including seven Top 10 Mainstream Rock hits, packaged in a jewelcase with a sixteen-page booklet featuring custom artwork, a discography, and track notes from the band's singer, Geof...
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Queensryche To Cover Rock & Broadway Songs On New Album

August 28th, 2007 10:11am EDT
Queensryche
Queensryche are paying homage to rock's anthems on a new covers album. The classic rockers have recorded new versions of Pink Floyd's Welcome To The Machine, Peter Gabriel's Red Rain and U2's Bullet The Blue Sky, among other tracks on Take Cover.

The album also features Queensryche's take on Heaven On Their Minds from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar and The O'Jays' soul classic For The Love Of Money.

-Check out Queensryche's Discography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Queensryche Releases Live CD & DVD Capturing Epic 'Operation: Mindcrime' Saga In Its Entirety

July 3rd, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Queensryche
Queensrÿche brought the group's acclaimed Operation: Mindcrime albums to the stage last year performing the original and its 2006 sequel in their entirety during the group's successful North American tour. The marathon shows included a full theatrical production complete with surround sound, video imagery and actors portraying the concept albums' characters onstage with the band. Rhino captures Queensrÿche's epic performance in front of the quintet's hometown crowd at the Moore Theater in Seattle with Mindcrime At The Moore. The double CD and double DVD versions will both be available July ...
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Fascinating Facts

June 19th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper and Queensryche are to join reformed supergroup Heaven & Hell on tour in America this fall. The one-time Black Sabbath spin-off, featuring Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, have invited Cooper and Queensryche to join them on the Legendary Bill of Rock Royalty tour, which begins on September 5.

Elvis Costello is to star in a series of weekly podcasts, during which he'll look back at his career and share anecdotes. Fans download Costello's online musings via the iTunes website for the next 10 weeks. The candid "one on one" chats with producer Jos...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 14

January 14th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jason Bateman
Happy Birthday to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (1969), "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman (1969), rapper LL Cool J. (1968), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde (1967), English actress Emily Watson (1967), film director Steven Soderbergh (1963), Queensryche singer Geoff Tate (1959), director Lawrence Kasdan (1949), actor Carl Weathers (1948), musician T-Bone Burnett (1948), and "Chinatown" actress Faye Dunaway (1941).
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

December 31st, 2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...
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Queensrÿche Remasters and Expands Their Out-Of-Print Studio Album, "Q2K," With A Trio of Unreleased Songs

September 14th, 2006 3:06pm EDT
Q2K
Queensrÿche recorded its seventh studio album in 1999 during a time of uncertainty. Emotionally devastated by the departure of one of its founding guitarists, the Seattle-based, progressive-metal quintet was also reeling from the twin losses of its management group and record company. Despite the chaos, Queensrÿche returned stronger than ever with an album that marked a new beginning. Rhino Records revisits the band's triumph of will with the remastered and expanded version of Q2K.

The rereleased album contains remastered versions of all 11 original studio tracks and includes a pair o...
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Carbon Leaf's Latest Album, "Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat" Is In Stores Today!

September 12th, 2006 10:32am EDT
Carbon Leaf
Carbon Leaf's Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2004 label debut, Indian Summer, and seventh album, is set for release Sept. 12th. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Peter Collins (Bon Jovi, Jewel, Lisa Loeb, Queensryche).

The band's songwriting and musicianship takes another great leap forward on this record with compelling new tunes. Barry Privett, singer/lyricist for the Richmond, VA based band, states the disc's eleven songs deal with "the unseen forces that drive our lives-the seasons of the year as well as the human cycle of love and los...
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Alice In Chains' Career-Spanning 2 CD Collection "The Essential Alice In Chains" Hits Stores Sept. 5

August 24th, 2006 11:57am EDT
Alice In Chains
Fueled by the energy and rebellion of heavy metal, and tempered by the demons that hastened the reactionary blowback of grunge, Alice In Chains has forever been the source of myth and legend since first emerging from Seattle onto the national scene in 1990, on Columbia Records.

Ten years after their last concerts, the band decided to reclaim their heritage and embarked on a surprise U.S. club tour as a warm up for their 5-month tour of the UK and Europe. They returned for a several U.S. festival dates and will pick up again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). The band looks ...
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Auction To Benefit Musicians Affected by Hurricanes

March 28th, 2006 11:16am EST
Blondie
Music Rising, an organization that replaces lost instruments belonging to Gulf Coast musicians affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is hosting an online auction for summer concert tickets. Every Saturday throughout April fans can bid on summer gig tickets, with each winner getting four premium concert seats, and in most cases, an Epiphone guitar autographed by the show's performers.

On Saturday, 80-plus events go on the block including shows by Violent Femmes, Queensryche, New Edition, Brad Paisley, Qar, Il Divo and Ringo Starr and double bills featuring Def Leppard/Journey and B...
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Queensryche Summer/Fall Tour Dates; Listen To New Single Here

March 25th, 2006 4:54pm EST
Queensrÿche
QUEENSRYCHE Plans Extensive Summer/Fall Tour

In conjunction with the April 4th release of "Operation: Mindcrime II," the long awaited sequel to their 1988 magnum opus, Queensrÿche has planned a full summer/fall tour for 2006. The tour, presented by VH1 Classic, will feature a full stage show, including surround sound, new video imagery and actors playing out both parts of the "Operation: Mindcrime" saga. Tickets for all tour dates go on sale April 1st.

Operation: Mindcrime II contains a 15-song story and is performed by the Seattle-based quintet-singer and chief songwriter Geoff T...
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Queensryche To Release "Operation: Mindcrime II" April 4; 18 Years After The Original

March 21st, 2006 7:16pm EST
Queensrÿche
Queensrÿche returned to the studio last summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime." Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the original with "Operation: Mindcrime II." The album will drop on April 4.

Operation: Mindcrime II contains a 15-song story and is performed by the Seattle-based quintet - singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate; guitarists M...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 14

January 14th, 2006 3:00am EST
Dave Grohl
Happy Birthday to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (1969), "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman (1969), rapper LL Cool J. (1968), Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde (1967), English actress Emily Watson (1967), film director Steven Soderbergh (1963), Queensryche singer Geoff Tate (1959), director Lawrence Kasdan (1949), actor Carl Weathers (1948), musician T-Bone Burnett (1948), and "Chinatown" actress Faye Dunaway (1941).
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Queensryche To Release Sequel To 'Operation: Mindcrime'

December 29th, 2005 11:06am EST
Queensryche
Queensrÿche returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album Operation: Mindcrime (click for review). Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the original with Operation: Mindcrime II. The album is available March 14.

Operation: Mindcrime II contains a 15-song story and is performed by the Seattle-based quintet -- singer and chief songwriter Geoff T...
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