Kyuss Lives!: 'We're shocked and saddened by Josh Homme's lawsuit'

John Garcia and Brant Bjork respond to legal dispute over band's name

Kyuss Lives!: 'We're shocked and saddened by Josh Homme's lawsuit'

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Kyuss Lives!, the reunited incarnation of Kyuss, have said they're "shocked and saddened" by former guitarist Josh Homme's decision to sue them.

It was reported last weekend (March 10) that the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman and another former Kyuss member, Scott Reeder, had filed a lawsuit against singer John Garcia and drummer Brant Bjork which accused them of "trademark infringement, misrepresentation [and] false designation".

However, responding to allegations from Homme and Reeder that they had tried to "steal the name" of the band, Garcia and Bjork told Spin:

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.


The statement went on to say: "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."

Homme was the original guitarist in Kyuss until their split in 1995, but did not take part in the band's reunion tour last year. In December 2010, Garcia claimed that he had not asked Homme to be a part of the reunion as he was too busy. "He [Homme] has Them Crooked Vultures, Queens Of The Stone Age," he said. "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 per cent what he would say."

Queens Of The Stone Age, meanwhile, are currently working on a new studio album. In December last year, Homme said that the band were "locked away in the desert" and claimed that the new material sounded "killer". The LP, which will be their sixth studio album and the follow-up to 2007's 'Era Vulgaris', is expected to be released later this year.

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