Female vocalist Pamela Moore
, who is best known for her performance as Sister Mary
's 1988 epic release "Operation: Mindcrime"
and 2006's sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II"
, will join the Todd La Torre
-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE
on stage on October 27 at the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Commented the group: "[Pamela
] is considered family to the band, part of QUEENSRŸCHE
's legacy and has won the hearts of the amazing QUEENSRŸCHE
fans. It is our privilege to share the stage with her once again!"
Singer Geoff Tate
, who was fired from QUEENSRŸCHE
in June after fronting the group for three decades, recently sought to prevent his former bandmates from touring and operating under the QUEENSRŸCHE
name without him. While ruling against Tate
, the presiding judge determined that there was no legal hurdle in Tate
also using the name with an all-new lineup of musicians. "I don't see any reason that Mr. Tate
can't have the benefit, if he gets other members, of whatever name he uses of using the brand," Superior Court Judge Carol A. Schapira
said during the July 13 court hearing. "I think [doing that would be] inherently confusing, although I'm sure the market can get these things sorted out," she added.
On September 2, Tate
announced that he was launching his own version of QUEENSRŸCHE
drummer Bobby Blotzer
, former QUIET RIOT
, OZZY OSBOURNE
bassist Rudy Sarzo
and former MEGADETH
and KING DIAMOND
guitarist Glen Drover
. Also on board in the new group are returning QUEENSRŸCHE
guitarist Kelly Gray
— who played with the band from 1998 until 2001 and also produced several of their albums — and keyboardist Randy Gane
, who has toured and recorded with QUEENSRŸCHE
's solo group in the past.
Pictured below: Todd La Torre
with Pamela Moore