Queens Of The Stoneage frontman, Josh Homme, is filing a lawsuit against his old Kyuss band members believing they went behind his back trying to steal the rights to the Kyuss name. According to antiquiet, Homme and former Kyuss member Scott Reeder have filed a federal lawsuit against John Garcia and Brant Bjork (Kyuss Lives!).
Kyuss Lives have been touring for more than a year playing original Kyuss songs without Josh Homme however, Reeder joined the band on some 2011 shows.
Josh Homme and Scott Reeder have released the following statement:
Kyuss partnership members Scott Reeder and Joshua Homme have regretfully had to file a federal lawsuit against John Garcia and Brant Bjork AKA Kyuss Lives! The suit alleges trademark infringement, misrepresentation, false designation, etc.
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.
Listen: Kyuss – Catamaran (1995)