Kyuss Lives

Genre: Rock

Kyuss is an American rock band, formed in Palm Desert, California in 1987 by Brant Bjork (drums), Chris Cockrell (bass), Josh Homme (guitar), and John Garcia (vocals). After releasing an EP under the name Sons of Kyuss in 1990, the band shortened its name to Kyuss and recruited Nick Oliveri. Over the next five years the band released four full-length albums, and one last split EP in 1997 as Kyuss and the newly formed Queens of the Stone Age. This nicely tied up the loose ends of Kyuss and introduced the new band Queens of the Stone Age, which was initially composed entirely of ex-Kyuss members.

Nick Oliveri was fired from the band in 1992 and replaced by Scott Reeder just prior to the release of Blues for the Red Sun. Brant Bjork decided to leave the band in 1993, citing creative differences, and was replaced by Alfredo Hernández from the seminal Palm Desert Scene band Yawning Man. John Garcia and Josh Homme would be the band's only continuous members throughout the band's lifetime. Kyuss eventually split up in 1995, and since then, members of Kyuss have gone on to form or play in several notable bands including Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu, Dwarves, Brant Bjork, Eagles of Death Metal, Mondo Generator, Hermano, Unida, Slo Burn and Them Crooked Vultures. However, in November 2010, a partially reformed version of the band reunited under the moniker Kyuss Lives!, embarking on a world tour in March 2011 with plans to release a new album in 2012. Guitarist Bruno Fevery is filling in for Homme, who has always discouraged talk of a reunion. Oliveri left the band in March 2012, and was then replaced by former Yawning Man bassist Billy Cordell. - Wikipedia