Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has asked his wife of nineteen years, Susan, to marry him again.
In a post on his Facebook page, Geoff wrote: "To Susan, my best friend. Thank you for sharing my life and sticking by me through hard work and children, motorcycles and sail boats, good friends and false friends, true love and betrayal, long nights and long long long long walks, big tours and small bunks, small tours in big cars, nights alone and nights on the road, Irish everything and Guinness hangovers, horses in Spain and dogs in bed, pug hair and shaved heads, tulip festivals with 4 little girls, unbridled joy and devastating heartbreak, strip mall parking lots and limousine rides, extra work without extra credit, grocery store kisses and ferry boat sex, Foie gras in Paris and Subway in Denver, Your children, my children, our children, extra children, Irish children and grandchildren.
"Will you marry me again?"
Geoff and Susan tied the knot in 1996.
Susan started working for QUEENSRŸCHE's fan club in 1997, served as the band's assistant manager from 2001 until 2005, and was QUEENSRŸCHE's manager from 2005 until 2012. She is currently the manager for Geoff's solo career.
In legal documents explaining their decision to fire Geoff in June 2012, QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Eddie Jackson said they were initially hesitant to hire Susan to represent them. They also accused Geoff's wife of financial mismanagement, and illegal funneling of funds to allow another band she managed to open for QUEENSRŸCHE.
Geoff Tate last year entered the studio to record the forthcoming trilogy from his new band OPERATION: MINDCRIME.
OPERATION: MINDCRIME recently signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release of the trilogy project.
Named after QUEENSRŸCHE's epic concept album from 1988, "Operation: Mindcrime", Tate's new band includes bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO), keyboardist Randy Gane (MYTH) and guitarist Kelly Gray (QUEENSRYCHE 1998 - 2001, 2012 - 2014) .