Josh Homme sues Kyuss Lives!
Last year several Kyuss members – John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork – reunited to tour under the banner Kyuss Lives! and although the band’s former guitarist Josh Homme declined to join the group he wished the others well in their efforts.
Now things have changed with Homme suing Kyuss Lives! citing “tradmark infringement and consumer fraud by Kyuss Lives!”. Bassist Scott Reeder who replaced Nick Oliveri in Kyuss after their second album and who performed a few gigs with Kyuss Lives! while Oliveri was busy dealing with the fallout from his armed standoff with police and his arrest on domestic violence charges has also joined Homme in the legal action.
Homme and Reeder have issued a statement declaring that: “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.”