Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

QUEENSRYCHE Trial Now Delayed Until January

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 3:54 PM


Tates Had Asked For Continuance

- advertisement -

- advertisement -
Just when you thought that a resolution to the ongoing QUEENSRYCHE court case/drama was soon to be had, vocalist Geoff Tate was granted a continuance until January 27, 2014 in the legal battle with his former bandmates over the rights to the group's name.

Of course, everyone should know the story by heart now. Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton and Scott Rockenfield fired Tate last year. Tate and his wife Susan, who had also been fired as the band's manager, filed suit to have the QUEENSRYCHE name granted to them. The other members countersued, alleging a plethora of destructable behavior and questionable business practices.

On August 9, the Tates filed a motion for continuance of the trial, which was supposed to begin on November 18. In their filing they requested "a minimum 180-day continuance to provide sufficient time for the parties to continue active settlement negotiations without incurring substantial trial preparation costs and, if such efforts fail, to provide sufficient time to complete discovery and properly prepare for what will be a very lengthy trial." Approximately "80 potential witnesses" have been identified for trial and they estimated that the parties will need to collectively take 20 to 40 depositions. Because Tate's former bandmates will be traveling for most of September and will be unavailable for depositions further complicates the matter.

The Breakdown Room web site, which has been posting all of the legal documents as they become available, revealed this in the latest filing: "There simply is not enough time to properly prepare for trial. Discovery is incomplete. Even if the parties only depose a fraction of the witnesses identified, doing so will take 20 to 30 days. Many of these witnesses are located out of state. The facts that underlie this dispute span nearly 30 years. Trial could take three to four weeks with 20 to 40 witnesses."

As expected, on August 16, Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson filed a challenge to the Tates' motion to continue the trial date and amend the case schedule, claiming that "Now, as a result of Plaintiffs’ (Tates') complete lack of diligence in this matter, they claim to be unable to be prepared for trial. Any challenges they face are 100% the result of their failure to properly prosecute their case and as such should not be able to delay the resolution of this matter to Defendants’ (Jackson, Wilton, Rockenfield's) detriment or Plaintiffs’ (Tate's) advantage."

In their opposition, Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson also wrote, "From October 2012 until April 2013 there was nearly no activity in the case. In April 2013, Plaintiffs (Tates) propounded interrogatories and requests for production on Defendants (Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson). Responses were supplied in May. Not until July 31, 2013, did Plaintiffs (Tates) raise any objections to the adequacy of the responses to that discovery, more than two months after said responses were served. Other than two related subpoenas for documents, (Tates) have engaged in no other discovery."

In addition, they state that "Since the filing of the suit, Geoff Tate continues to harm the QUEENSRYCHE brand". "The newest self-titled QUEENSRYCHE CD release by the (non-Tate version) entered the U.S. charts at #23 and continues to get 9-out-of-10-star reviews and is still selling very well on a weekly basis around the globe," Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson wrote. "In comparison, Geoff Tate released his own QUEENSRYCHE CD in April of this year, titled Frequency Unknown, and depicted as F.U. on the cover, which entered the charts at #82, received very bad reviews around the world, and has slowed to almost no more weekly sales. (The Todd La Torre-fronted version's) new CD even outperformed the last two CDs of them with Geoff Tate, selling more in a month than the Dedicated to Chaos CD has since its release in 2010, and charting much better than both that album and the previous one, American Soldier. Thus, the return to the classic sound Defendant (Todd version) bandmates have made with the new CD and live shows has been met with overwhelming success."

Continuing, they add: "Geoff Tate also chose very poorly in hiring live musicians that have shown that they are not capable of representing the correct performances of the QUEENSRYCHE music legacy, and he was constantly replacing them. He has been offering his low-quality version of QUEENSRYCHE to the promoters at a much reduced rate, as low as $10,000 per night, when, in fact, (the former) bandmates have done their best to keep the authorized QUEENSRYCHE at an average of well over $20,000 per show this entire year. However, this becomes harder and harder with Geoff Tate's sub-par band and cut-rate pricing that continues to be damaging to the QUEENSRYCHE brand and legacy no matter who ultimately wins control after trial."

The current word is that there are ongoing negotiations between the parties even now and that there is still some sort of hope of a settlement to this case prior to the actual trial starting. Stay tuned for more details.....


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
NONPOINT Set To Release New Album X
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Launch "Regulator" Video
ACCEPT Announce New Upcoming Live Release Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017
VOID VATOR Release "Until It's Gone" Video
METAL ALLEGIANCE Announce New Album, Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty
INCITE Announces "Burn & Shred" North American Headline Tour Dates
THE DEAD DAISIES Release "Dead And Gone" Single, Video
IN SEARCH OF SUN Drop "In The Garden" Video
HEAVY SCOTLAND 2018 Daily Lineups Revealed
SONS OF APOLLO Unleash "Signs of the Time" Video
ROSS THE BOSS Announces Co-Headline Tour With BULLET
SCATTERED HAMLET Release TWISTED SISTER Cover Video Of "Stay Hungry"
SUNFLOWER DEAD To Release New Album C O M A
SILENT SEASON Launch "Stars" Video
FOREIGNER Announce Once-In-A-Lifetime Reunion
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Debuts "Trampled Down Below" Video
KISSIN' DYNAMITE Launches New Track "You're Not Alone"
Brazilian Band HEAVEN: CHOIR METAL Streams First Track "Sacred Blood"
GRAVE DIGGER Unveil The Living Dead Album Details
CLUTCH Announce "Book Of Bad Decisions Tour" Dates
NIGHT DEMON Debuts Video For "Life On The Run"
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS Are Living The Dream With New Album
OMNIUM GATHERUM Reveal Cover Art, Tracklisting For New Album The Burning Cold
CITY OF THE WEAK Say "Not This Time" With New Video
Heavy Metal Mariachi Masters METALACHI Announce More Summer Tour Dates
MASSIVE WAGONS Debut "Billy Balloon Head" Video
MONSTER MAGNET Announces North American Tour
MUSHROOMHEAD To Release New DVD, Volume III
Guitar Legend ADRIAN GALYSH Releases "So Close... So Far" Single
MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour
TESTAMENT Guitarist ERIC PETERSON Reveals New DRAGONLORD Album Details
HIRAX Announce European 2018 Tour For August
U.D.O. Reveal New Album Steelfactory, First Single
SERPENTS KISS Stream New Track "Black Wizard"
BLITZKRIEG Unleash "Angels Or Demons" Single, Video
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' US Tour Rescheduled For This Fall
LORD OF THE LOST Launch "Morgana" Video
AFM Reveals All For Metal Vol. V Compilation
HELION PRIME Set To Release New Album Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster
KING DIAMOND LP Reissues Now Available For In Concert 1987: Abigail, The Graveyard And The Spider's Lullabye
MEKA NISM Premiere "Trailblazer" Video
GRETA VAN FLEET Adds More Dates To 2018 World Tour
MR. BIG Releases Live Video Of "Colorado Bulldog"
BLESSTHEFALL Announce September Headline Tour
FATE DESTROYED Reveal New Video For "Break Free"
LIZZY BORDEN Streams "The Scar Across My Heart" Track
A PERFECT CIRCLE Debut 2D Clip Of "The Contrarian"
VOIVOD Announce New Album "The Wake", European Tour
MADBALL Release Video For New Single, "Rev Up"
ANGEL's PUNKY MEADOWS, FRANK DIMINO Announce First Ever UK Tour
VICIOUS RUMORS Set To Release Limited Live DVD 666 Years of Blood, Sweat & Cheers
GOATWHORE Announces European Headlining Dates
BEYOND THE BLACK Reveal New Album Details For Heart Of The Hurricane
DORO Releases First New Video "All For Metal"
TREAT Announces New Album Tunguska
KORPIKLAANI Stream New Single, Lyric Video For "Kotikonnut"
MOONSPELL Unveil Details Of Upcoming Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD
VAN CANTO Announce New Album For August
MOTORHEAD To Release Official ROAD CREW Beer In The United States
ENUFF Z'NUFF Announce New Album Diamond Boy
MEAN STREAK "Settle The Score" With New Video
DREAM CHILD Reveal Debut Album Details
TRIVIUM To Embark On Headline Tour This Fall
BILLY MORRIS AND THE SUNSET STRIP Set To Release Debut Album Holdin' All The Aces
REVOCATION Confirm North American Headline Tour
EVERYONE LOVES A VILLAIN Debut "Eater Of Worlds" Video
GEN X Tour Partners With Anrgirl For Pay Per View Live Stream Of July 3rd Show
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE To Headline The 2018 HAIR NATION TOUR
MINISTRY Announces Fall North American Tour
LIVESAY Inks Deal, Set To Release Compilation Album
GRAVE DIGGER Unveil Title, Release Date Of New Album
MOB RULES To Release New Album Beast Reborn
RYAN ROXIE Announces US Tour Dates
CANE HILL, KING 810 Announce Co-Headline Summer Tour
RATBREED Debut "Hunting High, Reaping Low" Single
GODSMACK, SHINEDOWN Confirm Additional Co-Headlining Tour Dates Into The Fall
CHRONUS Announce U.S Album Release Date
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Release "Letting You Go" Video
URIAH HEEP Reveal Living The Dream Album Details
WINTERSUN Announce North American Tour
HALCYON WAY Premiere Music Video For New Track "Blame"
DEE SNIDER Streams New Track "Tomorrow's No Concern"
LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival Expands, 2018 Band Lineup Announced
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Share New Track, "Gotta Let Go"
STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS Announce Grainsville Album Details
KATAKLYSM Release Music Video For "Outsider"
THE SKULL Stream New Album Title Track "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
TARJA Premieres "Love To Hate" Video
COLDSPELL Release "It Hurts" Music Video
DC4 Set To Unleash Atomic Highway Album
T.R.O.Y. Release Official Video For "Wicked World"
OF LIMBO Launches GO FUND ME After Near Fatal Van Wreck
MONSTER TRUCK Return With New Album True Rockers
European MTV "Headbanger’s Ball Tour" 2018 Announced
METALOCALYPSTICK Unleashes FREE Festival Digital Sampler - Metal Queens Vol. 2





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News