KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — will play a very special homecoming show on Friday, November 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The group will perform an extended two-and-a-half-hour set, featuring songs spanning its entire career. The gig will feature original KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, drummer Brant Bjork, bassist Nick Oliveriplus “a special surprise guest.”
Regarding why KYUSS guitarist and founding member Josh Homme is not involved in the reunion, Garcia told Rock Sound, “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-ass, 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! recently revealed that it will record a new studio album following the band’s current tour.