Kyuss band members singer John Garcia, bassist Nick Olivieri and drummer Brant Bjork have decided to put the band back together (sans Josh Homme), playing as Kyuss Lives. Having broken up in 1995, the band’s popularity has grown ever since, prompting a best of release back in 2000 called Muchas Gracias and numerous offers to reform the band. The reunion comes off the back of Garcia’s recent ‘Garcia Plays Kyuss’ shows where he was joined on stage by Bjork and Olivieri for Green Machine and Gardenia during a festival in France.
Fourth member of the band Josh Homme, a man who obviously has a lot on his plate already, will be replaced by Bruno Fevery, with the band explaining there are no harsh feeling behind Homme’s absence. “I think everyone but Josh would do it in a heartbeat,” Scott Reeder, Olivieri’s replacement after he left the band in 1992 said in an interview in 2008. “Back in the day we were always told, “You gotta strike while the iron’s hot,” and Josh’s is still red hot.”
Talking to Blabbermouth Garcia has said that’s he wanted to tour Kyuss material “for the fans. Both for the ones that have seen Kyuss live back in the days, and especially for the ones who haven’t had that chance. This could be as close as they could get to the real thing.” Homme or no Homme, the chance to see the inventors of Desert Rock live is sure to have more than just a few people excited