After Homme decided to sue his former band mates from Kyuss, the current lineup have slammed him for "double standards". What's going on?
Posted on May 22, 2012 02:54 pm
Members of Kyuss Lives! have slammed former member Josh Homme for his "double standards" when he recently sued their band.
They also revealed new plans to record an album in July under a new record deal.
The newer band was formed from the ashes of Kyuss, a pioneering stoner rock band which split in 1995. The other three members reunited under the banner Kyuss Lives! in 2010, but in March Homme went public when he found them "stealing" the original Kyuss trademark. "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," he said.
Now the current members have expressed why they think Homme, now frontman to Queens Of The Stone Age, is guilty of double standards.
"I wasn't surprised by Josh at all," drummer Brant Bjork told Rolling Stone. "They don't want to mention that they trademarked the name Kyuss after I left the band, assuring that I had no rights in Kyuss' future.
"They're both accusing John and I of doing something that they actually did themselves. Their inner conflict is this: both Josh and Scott want control and money from Kyuss Lives!, but they don't want to participate and they ultimately don't want us to exist. The double standard is unbelievable."
Kyuss Lives! will continue with a new bassist, after Nick Oliveri left because he wanted to avoid being caught in the legal conflict.
"Both John and I are sad that there is bitterness between members of Kyuss, but we are excited to go back to work and continue bringing the music to the fans," added Bjork. "We have a new record deal and will begin recording in July."