Kyuss Lives! Mixing Live Album

Kyuss Lives!, the project featuring three-quarters of Kyuss, has entered studio with engineer Harper Hug to mix its upcoming live album.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Kyuss Lives!, the project featuring three-quarters of Kyuss - the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California, has entered Thunder Underground Studios in Palm Springs, California with engineer Harper Hug (Neil Diamond, Luther Vandross, Indigo Girls) to mix its upcoming live album.

Kyuss Lives! consists of bassist Nick Oliveri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia along with guitarist Bruno Fevery, who most recently played with Garcia in the Garcia Plays Kyuss project.

Regarding why Kyuss guitarist and founding member Josh Homme is not involved in the reunion, Garcia told Rock Sound magazine, "I have nothing bad to say about Josh - he's extremely intelligent, very smart, a great guitar player, great songwriter, a great vocalist - he is a bad-a-s, there is no question, and I love him dearly but he is busy with his own thing. He has Them Crooked Vultures, Queens Of The Stone Age, he's a father, a businessman and even if we asked him to do it, I don't think he'd say yes, so I don't want to set myself up for a big fat no which is 99.9 percent what he would say."

Kyuss Lives! - Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA 11/18/2011 (Concert Highlights) from Carl Alvarez on Vimeo.

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    fede01_8
    Mobby32 wrote: why would you mix a live album?
    ha! do you think that the instruments and vocals are recorded then sent straight to the factory to print the CDs?
    Iommianity
    Root Beer wrote: Homme is in 3 bands: QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, and Eagles of Death Metal. Pretty sure he has enough on his plate. I don't think he's against playing with Oliveri, though. Last I checked, they're chill.
    Yeah, but Nick probably ruined it by hitting a woman again. Either way, Scott Reeder should be playing bass instead.
    boomershadow
    Almost every live album you've ever heard has been mixed (well or poorly is always up for debate, of course). Homme never even considered restarting this band, and Nick Oliveri is in the band because he was there before Scott Reeder, who doesn't get along well with Brant even if he's the better bass player.
    Iommianity
    adamzam wrote: mixing a live album seems a bit odd to me as well. only because i've never heard of it. that almost ruins the essence of it being live. in my opinion
    Literally every live album you've ever listened to that was released professionally was mixed. Every single one of them. So there's that.
    Root Beer
    adamzam wrote: mixing a live album seems a bit odd to me as well. only because i've never heard of it. that almost ruins the essence of it being live. in my opinion
    If they recorded it straight, it would sound canned. Trust me.
    Poglia
    Mobby32 wrote: why would you mix a live album?
    Live albums are processed just like studio albums. Each instrument is a separated track that can be edited, fixed or even re-recorded. Everything is then mixed and mastered.
    Root Beer
    Homme is in 3 bands: QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, and Eagles of Death Metal. Pretty sure he has enough on his plate. I don't think he's against playing with Oliveri, though. Last I checked, they're chill.
    Soundservant
    A Kyuss Lives! live album would be good. A new Kyuss album without Josh would not be preferred.
    adamzam
    mixing a live album seems a bit odd to me as well. only because i've never heard of it. that almost ruins the essence of it being live. in my opinion
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Kyuss without josh homme is not kyuss, and oliveri needs to stop doing stupid shit to get himself thrown in prison.
    Poglia
    Iommianity wrote: Literally every live album you've ever listened to that was released professionally was mixed. Every single one of them. So there's that.
    Some "live" albums/DVDs were even re-recorded completely in studio. Believe or not.