Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kyuss Lived?

Last year, three of the original four members of Kyuss had themselves a pretty successful tour as the band Kyuss Lives! While things appeared to be copacetic with former bandmates Josh Homme and Scott Reader, apparently appearances are deceiving now that they have filed a federal lawsuit against singer John Garcia and drummer Brant Bjork. Homme and Reader released a statement that doesn't really shed much light on the situation:
"It sucks. To think we went to a meeting in January solely to help them with their request to continue Kyuss Lives! With open arms, we made every attempt to help them continue Kyuss Lives! respectfully. Only to discover while they looked us in the eye, Kyuss Lives! management and band had filed federal documents in 2011 in an attempt to steal the name Kyuss. This is desperately what we were trying to avoid. It's a sad day for us and for John – but most of all for the fans. What a needless mess."
It will be an interesting situation with the remains of Kyuss attempting to record a new album and move forward with the band, but there is most likely a lot more to this story than meets the eye.

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