Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s October 23 performance at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington can be seen below.
For the past four and a half years, Casey Grillo has been filling in for QUEENSRŸCHE‘s original drummer Scott Rockenfield, who stepped away from the band’s touring activities in early 2017 to spend time with his young son.
As previously reported, Rockenfield filed a lawsuit against the band’s fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) two weeks ago, alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge.
In the complaint, which has been obtained by BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Rockenfield claims that he took paternal leave of absence from QUEENSRŸCHE in February 2017 after his fiancée experienced complications during the birth of their son and had to have an emergency Cesarean delivery. According to the drummer, his leave of absence was approved by the members of QUEENSRŸCHE and he was to retain an equal one-third interest in all QUEENSRŸCHE companies (QR Companies), including Tri-Ryche Corporation, Melodisc LTD., Queensryche Merchandising, Inc., EMS Music, LLC and Queensryche Holdings, LLC.
Scott alleges that or about October 11, 2018, Wilton and Jackson purportedly “voted to dismiss Rockenfield from the QR Companies due in whole or in part to his taking of approved family leave. Rockenfield was informed of his purported dismissal from the QR Companies in a letter dated November 3, 2018.”
Rockfenfield also claims that Wilton and Jackson did not include him in the recording QUEENSRŸCHE‘s latest album, “The Verdict”, “despite his availability and willingness to participate.”
The drum tracks on “The Verdict” were laid down by QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre.
Last week, QUEENSRŸCHE‘s Michael Wilton confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will likely contribute guitar solos to the band’s next studio album.
Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on “other business ventures.”
Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for the 2003 album “Tribe” and stayed with the band for six years before leaving the group.
Preshow with Queensrÿche! Shoutout to 102.5 KZOK: The Classic Rock Station’s Waldo for hanging with the guys before they hit the stage tonight!
Posted by Snoqualmie Casino on Saturday, October 23, 2021