DRUMMER SCOTT ROCKENFIELD SLAMS BOTH ORIGINAL QUEENRŸCHE FRONTMAN, GEOFF TATE, AND CURRENT SINGER, TODD LA TORRE, IN SEPARATE ONLINE POSTS
Founding Queensrÿche drummer Scott Rockenfield – who has been on hiatus since 2017 – took to social media to share his thoughts on both current Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre, and the band’s former vocalist, Geoff Tate.
He took to his personal facebook page to write his post, which was directed at Todd La Torre, and states, “Just a little bit for clarity here… Subject: Todd La Torre (subcontractor – Queensrÿche) Topic: For the record let it be known that “any and all opinions, viewpoints, statements, and/or comments etc etc, that continue to be presented by Mr. La Torre (whether it be past/present and/or future) are in no way to be considered as representing the expressed beliefs, opinions, and/or viewpoints of any of the Queensrÿche brands, trademarks, and/or various QR corporations that have been in place for over 40 years…… period….”
In his second post, he took aim at Geoff Tate, where he writes: “And, a little bit more for clarity–to set the record a bit more straight if you will… Subject: Geoff Tate (former QR singer) Topic: “Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate expressed his doubt that Rockenfield “will ever play drums again”…??? Tate Including— ”he has a lot of medical problems and things like that now.”??? …Tate also stating – “He’s in kind of a really dark place, and I hope he gets some help, ’cause he’s really unraveled, you know?””…??? etc etc…blah blah blah….
Ok wow, how incredibly interesting right?? …(and most of you already figured this out) But, being that I have not seen, spoken too, or communicated with Tate for over 10 years now, those seem to be some pretty BOLD statements to be makin’ bout someone (that someone being me – ouchie…! as if spitting wasn’t enough lol !!)
One would think that even just a “slightly educated” person should know that making such crazy statements about somebody is probably a bit of a no-no ???? ….…(and don’t get me wrong, I’m still smilin’…could all be an exciting gift in disguise from the Universe right??…) ….Nonetheless, said former singer dude jussst might wanna take a step back and possibly reconsider those statements…???
other than all that, I suppose all I can say is – “I hope dude (tate) gets the help “he” needs”…”
Last October, Rockenfield filed a lawsuit against fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge.
Rockenfield is correct…..Todd LaTorre needs to shut up. As a hired hand, I don’t think LaTorre is the “mouthpiece” for Queensryche.
Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m beginning to believe Geoff that Scott is in a really dark place.
I saw Queensryche the other night, opening for Judas Priest. Do I wish Tate was still with them, yeah, but LaTorre has been in this band a few years now, and IS the front man, and by default, the “point person.” BTW, really strong vocalist, literally right out the gate, he hit some really tough notes, good stage presence and interacted with the crowd very well. Disappointed they omitted ‘Silent Lucidity’ and ‘Jet City Woman’ from their setlist….anywho.