Geoff Tate doesn’t rule out a reunion with QUEENSRŸCHE and says that an appearance at a hypothetical induction in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame would be “what’s needed to get everybody in the same room talking again.”
In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where Tate 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.
Speaking to the BlastEcho web site, Tate — who currently fronts a new project called OPERATION: MINDCRIME — was asked if he would be up for reuniting with his former bandmates for a possible Rock Hall performance, if the group was to ever get inducted. He said: “I suppose so. I suppose it would just… It might be what’s needed to get everybody in the same room talking again. Something like that would probably be the catalyst for getting the band… at least for one performance. I don’t know if it would be enough to get everybody wanting to get back together again. But, you know, I’d be up for it.”
Asked if he could envision another scenario, under a different set of circumstances, where he would be willing to re-team with his former band, Tate said: “Ahhh… You know, I never say never.