A well-respected progressive metal band, Queensryche sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. alone between 1988-94, a period that included their signature project 'Operation: Mindcrime.' Guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfield remain from the original lineup, formed in 1982 at Bellevue, Wash. Original guitarist and principal songwriter Chris DeGarmo left in 1997, followed by frontman Geoff Tate left in 2012, but not before Queensryche had logged sales of more than 20 million albums worldwide on the strength of songs like "Silent Lucidity" from 1990's 'Empire.' Tate now leads his own band called Operation: Mindcrime; Queensryche replaced him with Todd La Torre.
Queensryche Plots 2023 Tour With Marty Friedman and Trauma
The band released its latest album, 'Digital Noise Alliance,' in October.
Queensryche Claim Scott Rockenfield Abandoned Them
Drummer didn't help find a replacement when he took leave and failed to assist paying off Geoff Tate debt, court papers say.
Queensryche Offered 'Obscene' Money to Reunite With Geoff Tate
Former singer admits he's "not really expecting" a reunion to ever happen.
Scott Rockenfield Sues Fellow Queensryche Cofounders
Drummer says he was fired in 2018 during approved family leave.
5 Years Ago: Geoff Tate Ends the Era of Two Queensryches
Singer cut band logo from his belt before singing final song during the time he had the right to use the name alongside former colleagues.
Queensryche Say They've Been 'Bamboozled' by PledgeMusic
Fans apparently won't get an upcoming new album project – or their money back – from the embattled crowdfunding company.
Todd La Torre Hasn't Spoken to His Drummer in 18 Months
Queensryche's singer said in February 2019 he had to drum on their new album because Scott Rockenfield never returned from paternity leave.
How Queensryche Created Their Future With 'Operation: Mindcrime'
Paranoid dystopian future story set the stage for this third album.