Ex-Queensrÿche Singer Geoff Tate Finishing Up Autobiography

December 28, 2022

Former Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate was recently interviewed by Keysmash Magazine and confirmed he’s working on an autobiography.

Tate said, “Over the last close to a year, I’ve been working on my book, my autobiography. And I’m just finishing it up now; I’m kind of in the proofreading stage. And actually reading it through, I’m kind of shocked at how much life I’ve had. [Laughs] I’ve done a lot of stuff, and a lot of interesting things. I’ve done a lot of traveling. I’ve been to 67 countries in the world. I’ve been a lot of places, done a lot of things, played a lot of shows, made a lot of friends. I’ve lost a lot of friends along the way. [I’ve had] a crazy, crazy life.”

You might remember it was back in April ’14 when Tate and Queensrÿche announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the Queensrÿche name after being fired in 2012. Original Queensrÿche members Michael Wilton (guitar), Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Eddie Jackson (bass) responded with a countersuit. The settlement included an agreement that Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson would continue as Queensrÿche, while Tate would have the sole right to perform the albums “Operation: Mindcrime” and “Operation: Mindcrime II” in their entirety live.

Tate was replaced by Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre.

Tate will tour in ’23 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of “Operation: Mindcrime”.

Looking forward to reading another rock autobiography. What’s your favourite rock read?


Written by Todd Hancock