Kyuss Lives!, a re-boot of the 1990s group featuring original members John Garcia and Brant Bjork that toured North America last year, are now being sued by former Kyuss members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder for using the band name without permission. The two sides had previously met to discuss the use of the band's name, but it appears that not all sides were in agreement.
Homme and Reeder issued the following statement:
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.
Garcia and Bjork countered:
We are both shocked and saddened that our friend and one time band mate has chosen to file a lawsuit against us, especially after having positive discussions since our reformation...We look forward to resolving this private matter behind closed doors and moving forward with work on our new album and connecting with our amazing, loyal fans.
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