Geoff Tate was the voice of Queensryche for years, so it stands to reason that after he was fired from the band and decided to strike out on his own, he was counting on the continued support of his longtime fans. Unfortunately for Tate, it hasn't exactly worked out that way.
Well, you can't say Queensryche singer Geoff Tate isn't a good sport. In a new YouTube clip, the vocalist reacts to a barrage of incredibly vitriolic fan reviews of the group's new album, 'Frequency Unknown.'
The video is the result of a unique contest that Tate and his record label dreamed up to promote the recent release, which has proven quite controversial among longtime Queensryche fans...
When you take your former bandmates to court, start a new band with the same name, and release a record with a big 'F.U.' on the cover, you're pretty much picking a fight -- so Geoff Tate can't be surprised that his Queensryche replacement, Todd La Torre, isn't mincing words about where things stand between them.
Leading up to the release on Tuesday (April 23) of ‘Frequency Unknown’ from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, fans were quite critical of the quality of the sound they heard through previews made available on digital retailers. Tate and company have come to the table with a solution though, remixing the disc and offering free replacements to any fans that purchased the release and are unhappy.