LIVE: Geoff Tate

Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate slayed the Ramona Mainstage on Feb. 6 with his current band, Operation: Mindcrime.

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Geoff Tate, former frontman of Queensryche, rocked the Ramona Mainstage on Feb. 6
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Though Tate is German born, Queensryche formed in Bellevue, Washington, in the early '80s.
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Tate was a member of the progressive heavy metal band up until his messy termination in 2012 and the lawsuit he filed against the band subsequently.
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For a while, both the original band and Tate's newly formed lineup were performing and releasing music under the Queensryche name.
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That makes for a complicated discography...
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Eventually, however, Tate renamed his new band Operation: Mindcrime, taken from the title of one of Queensryche's records.
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Operation: Mindcrime released their debut album in September 2015.
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Megadeth bassist David Ellefson made a guest appearance on the album.
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Tate has also released two solo albums.
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Tate's family has contributed vocals to a few tracks.
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He and his daughter Emily sang a duet on 2009's "Home Again."
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Emily and another of his daughters, Miranda, contributed backing vocals to a rerecording of "Silent Lucidity."
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