Kyuss Lives! Slam Josh Homme

After Homme decided to sue his former band mates from Kyuss, the current lineup have slammed him for "double standards". What's going on?

Kyuss Lives! Slam Josh Homme
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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."

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    ianl
    Don't see why they can't just start a new band or record under a new name, especially considering there are only 2 members wanting to do it.
    Absurder22
    "Kyuss Lives! will continue with a new bassist, after Nick Oliveri left because he wanted to avoid being caught in the legal conflict." Pretty sure getting pinned for being a wife beating, meth smoking douche bag who had to have a SWAT team on him had more to do with it.
    Guitar_Jester
    InfernalFender wrote: rhs5110 wrote: Qotsa is a thousand times bigger than kyuss or kyuss lives! Why would josh home even care? Because he's a massive ****wit. I love almost everything he's been involved with - from Kyuss to Queens and Vultures, but damn he's a stuck up piece of shit.
    Because of it's legacy. He doesn't want it to be burned to the ground.
    Joss_Frusciante
    Its not Really Still Kyuss if there's only tow of the members into it is it?? Plus Kyuss aren't much without Josh Homme or Nick Oliveri.
    Voodoochile711
    Don't see why they can't just start a new band or record under a new name, especially considering there are only 2 members wanting to do it.
    And considering the fact that hardly anyone knows Kyuss anyway; the name really doesn't do them much good...
    vinnym86
    QotSA will make more money than Kyuss ever can, really. Why does Homme give a ****? It's not like it's "his" art they're making money off of, he only contributed, and he eventually "out grew" their sound anyway. I'll never understand humans. ****ing morons.
    rhs5110
    Qotsa is a thousand times bigger than kyuss or kyuss lives! Why would josh home even care?
    adamzam
    They're both incredible bands. It's unfortunate that this has happened.
    yoman297
    ianl wrote: Don't see why they can't just start a new band or record under a new name, especially considering there are only 2 members wanting to do it.
    +1
    bornIIhula
    here I was thinking they were going to criticize Homme for rearranging desert sessions tracks into tracks on his qotsa albums. I don't really know whether that's a double standard or not though. Surely songs like avon and hangin used were written as the desert sessions group though, and not just Homme, and if that's the case what's his damn problem?
    InfernalFender
    rhs5110 wrote: Qotsa is a thousand times bigger than kyuss or kyuss lives! Why would josh home even care?
    Because he's a massive ****wit. I love almost everything he's been involved with - from Kyuss to Queens and Vultures, but damn he's a stuck up piece of shit.
    AndoFloyd
    vinnym86 wrote: QotSA will make more money than Kyuss ever can, really. Why does Homme give a ****? It's not like it's "his" art they're making money off of, he only contributed, and he eventually "out grew" their sound anyway. I'll never understand humans. ****ing morons.
    You will never understand humans? That must be hard. Are you from another planet or are you a robot?