|Queensrÿche(s) (Of Fire)
In the summer of 2012, prog metal giants Queensrÿche have parted ways with one of the founding members of the band, Geoff Tate. The statements that followed confirmed years old fans' rumors of Tate exerting almost tyrannical creative control over the rest of the band, as well as having strange violent episodes, the last of which happened before the band's show in Brazil in April. Tate physically assaulted his fellow band members, and spat on them and their equipment in front of the crew, the opening band Fates Warning and quite a few fans. Queensrÿche have since then went on tour fronted by Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory, and have a new album in the works; Tate has put together a touring band, only to have Glen Drover bail out before the tour even started. The ownership of the band name has yet to be determined in court.
Moral of the story: In case you ever want to complain about how your singer is a bit of a jerk towards the rest of the band, remembering this will put things into perspective.