Former Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield is suing fellow band members, Michael Wilton and Eddie Jackson, alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge.
Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October 11 in Snohomish County Superior Court.
The complaint claims that ”Rockenfield, Wilton and Jackson are the remaining members of the band Queensryche, as well as the sole or majority shareholders and members of the entities controlling the intellectual property and contractual rights of said group, to wit the QR Companies.”
Also, it claims that Scott took paternal leave of absence from Queensryche in February 2017 after his fiancée experienced complications during the birth of their son and had to have an emergency Cesarean delivery. According to the drummer, his leave of absence was approved by the members of Queensryche and he was to retain an equal one-third interest in all Queensryche companies (QR Companies), including Tri-Ryche Corporation, Melodisc LTD., Queensryche Merchandising, Inc., EMS Music, LLC and Queensryche Holdings, LLC.
More, the drummer claims to be “owed compensation for lost wages and profits as, as well as an amount equal to the present fair market value of his equity interest in the QR Companies as of his wrongful dismissal, plus interest thereon.”