Geoff Tate has announced his new Queensryche band, and it includes Rudy Sarzo ex of Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot, Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Glen Drover, formerly of Megadeth.
The move follows Tate's failed attempt to force his former bandmates to stop using the Queensryche name after they fired him. When a judge ruled against him he stated it meant both parties could employ the title.
Now he's confirmed his band is also called Queensryche – and slammed former colleages Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield and Eddie Jackson for having "no spark."
The three remaining original members, alongside Parker Lundgren, are working on new material with singer Todd La Torre. They play at Rock The Bay with Dokken, Accept, and Michael Schenker Group in Texas on Rocktober 12th, then at Snoqualme Casino, Washington, on Rocktober 27th.