Queensryche and Geoff Tate reunion talks have been ongoing for the last few years.
Although both artists have moved on with their own music, there are still talks about reuniting.
In an interview with “Rockpalast”, QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson shared some of the ups and downs the band faced due to Geoff Tate.
“I think a lot of bands experience difficulties, adversities, whether it’s a lineup change, or, someone decides they want to move on and pursue something else.”
“Our former guitar player, Chris DeGarmo, he wanted to pursue other things and spend time with family and all. I’m sure everyone’s aware of the litigations we were in with our old singer, Geoff. These are things you never really think about as you begin a band. Start touring, writing, recording records…these are things you never really think about. Then when it happens, it’s almost ‘How is this happening?’ Or ‘Why is it happening?’ Things change. A lot of bands go through this.”
He further added:
“We took care of a settlement with our former singer, but I don’t really follow a lot of what he does.”
“But we just wish him well. Just like our former guitar player, Chris, they were part of a group that…we were like brothers. Things like this happen. But it’s all good.”
Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s “Operation: Mindcrime” album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours. Unique, intimate, amazing. These are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the masterful performance of Operation: Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s new band formed after separating from his previous band, the iconic Queensryche. Fans who have seen him live say the performance of the album is intimate, dark and phenomenal.
After Operation Mindcrime world tour, Geoff Tate is back with another tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Queensryche’s ‘Empire’. This is slated to happen next year.