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Rising West Denied Access To Queensryche Website And Facebook Page

Rising West, the new band comprised of Queensryche members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren along with Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre, were denied access to the Queensryche website and Facebook Page in an effort to promote the band's upcoming appearances and live events. In the latest post on the Rising West Facebook Page, the band stated:

"We are being denied access to our own facebook page and website (meaning Queensryche) so please spread the word for about Rising West. Rising West will be on KISW 99.9 this Thursday around 4:30. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at our shows!"

This is just the latest in an unraveling situation in Queensryche camp where rumors have been circulating the web that vocalist Geoff Tate has had multiple altercations with the rest of the band, although these rumors have not been substantiated. Just after the announcement about the creation of Rising West, management for Queensryche issued a statement denying the rumors of internal issues with the band and stating the members will be pursuing other ventures for a while.

Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, the band played Rocklahoma at which time Tate told the crowd that "they suck." The incident was caught on video (see below):

Rising West will make its debut performances on June 8-9, 2012 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle.

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Tate's guy-liner is overwhelming, as is that severe goatee.

# Jun 6, 2012 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Emmett M writes:

I will do my part to get the word out, and i will be at the Hard Rock on Saturday, wouldn't miss it!!! i think it's rediculous that a band can't use their own merits to advertise, but oh well!!! Kinda like John Fogerty getting sued for using his own riffs on a solo album!!!

# Jun 6, 2012 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jeepe writes:

This is a complete joke. Yeah I can see lawsuits happening but if Rising West doesn't take off, I would think they come begging back to Tate. We're talking about Tate-ryche here. He was band dictator the past 10+ years. Even after this, Rising West must be a sucess. Otherwise the Ryche guys reform again.

# Jun 6, 2012 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Lucidity writes:

Can't we all just get along ????

# Jun 7, 2012 @ 1:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Tate juggles hairy meatballs on his chin.

# Jun 7, 2012 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. maidenalwayzrulz writes:

Put the word out. I would like to see Rising West do well and maybe put something out. But can you really blame them after the very lack luster CD's QR have put out over the past few years especially Dedicated to Chaos. No chemistry with Tate seemingly in control. Move forward guys Tate and his wife manager have too much control!

# Jun 9, 2012 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

Tate is a pathetic and ridiculous parody of his former self as one of the most talented metal vocalists of all time, much as Halford is...but, ol' Rob don't come off as nearly the disgustingly bloated, self-absorbed, fvcking PRICK that geoff has become.

And ya buddy, it DOES get a lot better than listening to your washed up azz moaning and grunting through a set of songs you can't sing no more, despite the sardonic chuckles it provides. Fvcking cheeseball :)

Wishin the rest of the guys best of luck with the new project...fvck the Tates and their goddamned Ozzy/Sharon emulation bullsh!te

# Jun 9, 2012 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Tod Shinerod writes:

Good Lord. I think I prefer the bouffant mullet to the Nancy boy eyeliner and gay beard!

# Jul 5, 2012 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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