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Interview: Brant Bjork of Kyuss Lives! – “The last time I spoke to Josh Homme was six years ago, and he told me never to talk to him again”

June 7th, 2012

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Kyuss Lives! is one of those projects that has been divisive right from the off – something we’ve made no bones about here at Thrash Hits. Despite inital reports that he was okay with the project, things got even more controversial back in March, when Josh Homme, former guitarist with Kyuss, filed a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement, misrepresentation, and a whole heap else besides. We caught up with Brant Bjork (that’s him in the hat up above), the band’s drummer and principle Kyuss songwriter after Homme, to talk about what’s really going on both in – and out – of the courtroom when it comes to all things Kyuss.

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Kyuss Lives!…but for how much longer? Josh Homme files lawsuit against former bandmates

March 10th, 2012

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Uh-oh. Remember when John Garcia and Brant Bjork announced their plans to tour the world under the Kyuss Lives! moniker, playing songs written when they were both members of Kyuss? They even recruited Nick Oliveri on bass (until he, err, decided to take on an LA SWAT team in that is) on bass to make it seem even more legit.

Well, news has arisen today that Josh Homme, the only absentee member of the classic Kyuss line-up not included in Kyuss Lives!, and Scott Reeder, the Kyuss bassst who KL! recruited after Nick Oliveri…err…decided to pick a fight with an entire LA SWAT team, have filed a lawsuit against their former Kyuss bandmates alleging trademark infringement, misrepresentation, and a whole heap else besides. Oo-er!

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Live & Photos: Kyuss Lives! @ London Kentish Town Forum – 02 & 03 April 2011

April 8th, 2011

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When the Kyuss Lives! dates were announced last year, you may remember we looked at reasons for and against such a legendary band reforming without one key member. Obviously the resounding success of last year’s ‘Garcia Plays Kyuss’ tour was enough to tempt Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri back into the ranks. In retrospect it seems most that were against were those who caught the original incarnation of the band and didn’t want their memories tarnished. That didn’t stop most of the Kyuss Lives! dates selling out and us going out for not one, but two nights of stoner mastery.

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