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Kyuss Lives

Three quarters of the influential stoner rock group Kyuss have regrouped for a European tour under the name Kyuss Lives. The news was supposed to be officially announced this week, but has been leaked on the website of Amsterdam’s Paradiso club.

The Kyuss Lives band features original Kyuss members singer John Garcia, bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Brant Bjork and will be joined by on guitar Bruno Fevery. Oliveri was an original member of the group, though he was replaced by Scott Reeder shortly after 1992’s Blues for the Red Sun album.

The fourth member of Kyuss Josh Homme will not be joining the tour; as Reeder explained in 2008 when asked about the possibility of a Kyuss reformation “I think everyone but Josh would do it in a heartbeat. Back in the day we were always told, “You gotta strike while the iron’s hot,” and Josh’s is still red hot.”

The inventors of Desert Rock have grown in popularity and acclaim since the breaking up in 1995 leading to a best of compilation Muchas Gracias in 2000 and numerous offers to reform the band.

The reunion follows a tour by Garcia under the banner ‘Garcia plays Kyuss’, which saw Oliveri and Bjork joined Garcia onstage to perform Green Machine and Gardenia during the bands headlining appearance at France’s Hellfest in June this year.

Before that show Garcia had told Blabbermouth that 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.”

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berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 1st Nov, 2010

Would be good to see, but no Josh makes me care a little less that they probably won't come here.

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 1st Nov, 2010

I don't know. I'd probably cave and see this if it toured. I personally would rather have no Oliveri and See Reeder and Homme on board. Reeder was the real bass player in Kyuss. He actually had a sound.

dreadfaery

dreadfaery said on the 1st Nov, 2010

no purism here. sonofabitch (kyuss cover band) were awesome, would love to see any part of original kyuss line up. even hearing gardenia before the soulfly gig this year was awesome! cannot wait for kyuss live!!

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 1st Nov, 2010

Saw them support Metallica touring Black in '93. That was some night. Kyuss were huge.

Wonder whether revisiting them would (or could) live up to that hazy, ridiculously enthusiastic teenage memory. Metallica struggled early on when I saw them this time round.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 1st Nov, 2010



Agreed on all points. Would Absolutely see this if it toured, but needs Homme.

He should do a TCV/QOTSA/KYUSS/EODM combined tour. I'd fly to anywhere in the world to see that

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 1st Nov, 2010



This to the max.

I like Oliveri, but Reeder was where it was at with Kyuss.

Although BFTRS is probably my favourite.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 1st Nov, 2010

This to the max.

I like Oliveri, but Reeder was where it was at with Kyuss.

Although BFTRS is probably my favourite.

I would think Homme is more likely to rejoin Kyuss with Reeder than Oliveri, regardless of any reconciliation they had I'd assume it would make him more hesistant

hobbzilla

hobbzilla said on the 1st Nov, 2010

they should have left this alone. no homme just means it is not what it once was.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 1st Nov, 2010



I think Garcia joining Queens for 2 or 3 Kyuss songs at a Queens show a few years ago is the closest Homme is going to come to it, he really doesn't seem to have any interest in rejoining, even for a "don't look back" kind of thing.

That said he's easily had the most success post-Kyuss out of all of them.

BlackDevilYardBoss

BlackDevilYardBoss said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

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demonofthefall

demonofthefall said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

This would definitely be worth seeing, I'm not too bothered about Homme not being in it... it was always going to be unlikely that he'd join in again.

knate

knate said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

I couldn't give a shit if homme is there... kyuss is garcia, his voice made them. praying they tour here

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 2nd Nov, 2010



Really?

Forgive me, normally I wouldn't enter into such petty musical debates but I just can't agree with that.

Have you even heard Kyuss? Sure Garcia's voice is a big part of it, but all that great music was a result of the way Homme, Bjork and Reeder played together. Oliveri had his moments.

hobbzilla

hobbzilla said on the 2nd Nov, 2010


forgive me, normally i wouldn't enter into such petty musical debates but i just can't agree with that.


+1

knate

knate said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

Really?

Forgive me, normally I wouldn't enter into such petty musical debates but I just can't agree with that.

Have you even heard Kyuss? Sure Garcia's voice is a big part of it, but all that great music was a result of the way Homme, Bjork and Reeder played together. Oliveri had his moments.

Have i even heard kyuss? i'm not taking away from any of the other members in the slightest, but it ain't that hard to downtune and play sludgey, garcia is probably my favourite vocalist. always has been, always will be

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 2nd Nov, 2010



I am just blown away by your comment. There is so much wrong with it. Not about Garcia as vocalist, but your comment about the guitar playing in Kyuss.

Yeah, it isn't a hard thing to do now because Kyuss forged the way for millions of bonehead stoner idiots to mimick what they did.

I've sat here for about 10 minutes trying to reply to your comment but just can't find a way to do it without showering you with insults.

Fair enough if that is how you feel about what Kyuss was.

batdan

batdan said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

I would go.

That is all.

Eric the Black

Eric the Black said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

I want to see Ten East again.

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 2nd Nov, 2010



Ten East are brilliant. Two very solid albums and I hear they are not far off releasing another one.

Are you a Yawning Man Fan?

Eric the Black

Eric the Black said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

Don't know Yawning Man.

I went to see Ten East just because Nunchukka Superfly were supporting and I am bloody glad I did.
I have "Extraterrestrial Highway" and it is a brilliant album.

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

Don't know Yawning Man.

I went to see Ten East just because Nunchukka Superfly were supporting and I am bloody glad I did.
I have "Extraterrestrial Highway" and it is a brilliant album.

That's a brilliant album. The second album "The Robot's Guide To Freedom" is even better. Scott Reeder took over the bass playing duties from Brant Bjork.

Two of the members from "Ten East" (Gary Arce and Mario Lalli) were originally in "Yawning Man." Yawning Man were one of the bands from the whole desert scene that inspired Kyuss to do what they did. They were an all instrumental band. The Song "Catamaran" from "And the Circus leaves Town" is a cover of a Yawning Man song. They were around from about 1986 but they didn't release any of there recordings until 2005. Another Kyuss family member, Alfredo Hendrez was the drummer of this band. Really awesome stuff. Highly recommend it.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 2nd Nov, 2010

That's a brilliant album. The second album "The Robot's Guide To Freedom" is even better. Scott Reeder took over the bass playing duties from Brant Bjork.

Two of the members from "Ten East" (Gary Arce and Mario Lalli) were originally in "Yawning Man." Yawning Man were one of the bands from the whole desert scene that inspired Kyuss to do what they did. They were an all instrumental band. The Song "Catamaran" from "And the Circus leaves Town" is a cover of a Yawning Man song. They were around from about 1986 but they didn't release any of there recordings until 2005. Another Kyuss family member, Alfredo Hendrez was the drummer of this band. Really awesome stuff. Highly recommend it.

Mario Lalli also did a bunch of Desert Sessions including writting and singing Millionaire.

Eric the Black

Eric the Black said on the 2nd Nov, 2010



Thanks for the info, Mate.
I will look into it.

I was never big on Kyuss until I picked up "And The Circus Leaves Town..." some time last year and it blew me away.

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 2nd Nov, 2010




Mario Lalli is desert rock legend. He worked on a lot of Brant Bjork's solo material as well. He's one cool dude.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 2nd Nov, 2010


I've sat here for about 10 minutes trying to reply to your comment but just can't find a way to do it without showering you with insults.


It's the internet. Less thinking more insulting.

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 3rd Nov, 2010



You're right. I should of let rip. The comment he made did annoy me greatly.

Mutton Chops

Mutton Chops said on the 4th Nov, 2010

Saw them support Metallica touring Black in '93. That was some night. Kyuss were huge.


The one that got away.....

Yeah, it isn't a hard thing to do now because Kyuss forged the way for millions of bonehead stoner idiots to mimick what they did.


And that is exactly the point, well said.

Would maybe go to this hoping they'd play huge slabs of Blues For The Red Sun and .....And The Circus Leaves Town in the process.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 4th Nov, 2010

Becasue it's Oliveri and Bjork, you'd imagine they'd mostly play BFTRS

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 4th Nov, 2010



Well Bjork was the Drummer for Sky Valley. Either way, despite my protests I would pay to see this if it came to Australia. Kyuss are one of my top ten bands of all time with Welcome to Sky Valley being my favourite album of all time. It just would of been cool to see Homme and Reeder in the line-up.

I really wish Garcia would push to have the second Unida album released. That would excite me greatly.

batdan

batdan said on the 4th Nov, 2010



I saw them in Melb and Adel. Double the fun.

knate

knate said on the 5th Nov, 2010

Well Bjork was the Drummer for Sky Valley. Either way, despite my protests I would pay to see this if it came to Australia. Kyuss are one of my top ten bands of all time with Welcome to Sky Valley being my favourite album of all time. It just would of been cool to see Homme and Reeder in the line-up.

I really wish Garcia would push to have the second Unida album released. That would excite me greatly.

That was my point, Kyuss are and have always been one of, if not at periods, my favourite band, and John Garcia has always been one of my favourite vocalists. I'd prefer homme to be doing this, but exactly as you said, he influenced every stoner rock guitarist to play like he did, so whoever this belgiun guy is filling in might be able to do the job. And despite your 'protests' we both know you'd pay to see it if it came here, i'd pay to go to every gig in every state if i could afford it at the time. i'll even grow back my stoner hair and find my desert boots in preperation

Chan_Marshall

Chan_Marshall said on the 5th Nov, 2010



Yes I would go and see it, but I still don't like the idea of no Homme and Reeder. That's my personal feelings on the matter. I'd be a fool not to go and see it. I'm sure I will enjoy it.

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 8th Nov, 2010

homme is too progressive to do a kyuss reform.... but i'd still go n hope the do more than just real old stuff

marigoldman

marigoldman said on the 28th Nov, 2010

gutted. only found out out about the kyuss lives gig on friday afternoon by which time it was sold out!!! any spare ticket would make you a lifetime friend.