Scott Rockenfield was reportedly the one who left the band Queensryche with out serving to them to discover a alternative, co-founders mentioned within the counterclaims.
Rockenfield ignited a authorized battle between him and his former Queensryche bandmates by submitting a authorized motion in October. He alleged that the band eliminated him in 2018 after taking a depart of absence to cope with his accomplice’s well being points.
With that, he demanded compensation from the remaining two unique members – Michael Wilton and Eddie Jackson. He additionally accused them and their wives of a number of costs, together with breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and shareholder oppression, to call just a few.
However Wilton and Jackson dismissed his claims within the counterclaim they not too long ago filed, saying that it was Rockenfield who left them at brief discover.
In line with Wilton and Jackson, their former drummer failed to assist them discover a alternative drummer for his or her already-booked exhibits. On high of that, Rockenfield reportedly didn’t reply after they requested him to take part of their “The Verdict” album and allow them to repay the mortgage they used within the lawsuit towards Geoff Tate in 2014.
“[Rockenfield] solely sporadically responded to band members and band administration about collaborating within the recording of the brand new album. On these events when Rockenfield did reply … he obfuscated and refused to commit or conform to rejoin the band or to take part within the technique of recording the brand new album,” Wilton and Jackson mentioned.
When Rockenfield left the band in 2017, he refused to contribute to repay the Tate mortgage. Because of this, the co-founders confronted danger of dropping their very own properties.
Scott Rockenfield Took Cash from Queensyrche’s Financial institution Account?
Other than dismissing the claims, Wilton and Jackson additionally shared a brand new damaging allegation towards Rockenfield.
They revealed that the previous drummer took $10,000 from the band’s account for private use. He additionally used the band’s credit score services for his personal good.
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Nonetheless, they gave him an opportunity to attend a 2018 assembly to debate his present stand within the band. Though Rockenfield agreed to take part by telephone, he reportedly nonetheless didn’t take part within the assembly.
“After ready for in extra of an hour with out Rockenfield both showing in particular person or calling to look telephonically, and, the remaining members constituting a quorum, Rockenfield was formally voted out of the QR firms,” the lawsuit went on.
Wilton and Jackson’s countersuit goals the court docket to dismiss Rockenfield’s claims.
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