By: Gary Graff
Both current incarnations of Queensryche have been granted a requested delay in the court case over who gets to use the group's name.
Singer Geoff Tate and his former band mates have been in litigation since Tate was fired during the spring of 2012; the group has been touring and released a new album with new front man Todd La Torre, while Geoff Tate's Queensryche has also been playing shows and released an album of its own.
The case was due to go to trial next week in Washington state's King County Superior Court, but both parties requested the delay to continue settlement talks. The trial has been adjourned until February 10.
Queensryche next plays on January 25 in Anaheim, Calif., and will be part of Yes' Cruise to the Edge during April, while Tate's Queensryche only has a March 8 concert in New York State on the books.
Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfeld tells us he's confident his group will prevail, and that for now the group's strategy has been to just keep playing: "Ever since we made our transition, we decided we're just doing to let the music that we're doing do the talking, whether it was a live show or the new record. Fortunately we have a record to talk about; there’s no better way of doing things than that."
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