"The best thing that could've happened to me was Kyuss breaking up."John Garcia
As I again couldn't make it, my buddy Nik (Thanks again!) sat down with Kyuss Lives! right before their show in Vienna on 22nd of March.
In retrospect, the guys talk about how returning after 15 years feels for them and how their fan-base has changed.
They reveal their thoughts about their attitude in general and about touring, their appreciation for what they have, artistic integrity and how the ultimate Kyuss Lives!-show would look like.
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Kyuss was formed in the late 80s in Palm Desert, California. The founding members were:
John Garcia - Vocals
Josh Homme - Guitars
Nick Oliveri - Bass
Brant Bjork - Drums
They are cited as one of the genre-defining Stoner Rock bands. Their mixture of very low, down-tuned guitars (even played through bass amplifications), fast-paced drumming and Black Sabbath-influenced songwriting made them a legendary band.
The band recorded 4 legendary records:
Blues for the Red Sun
Welcome to Sky Valley
...And the Circus Leaves Town
Those 4 records helped them gain huge popularity in the underground-scene and a legendary status as a live band.
Yet, the appreciation the band would've needed to be successful didn't came until the band had already split up.
Members of Kyuss have formed or played in such notable bands as: Quenns of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu, Mondo Generator, Eagles of Death Metal, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano and Them Crooked Vultures
At 2010's Hellfest in Clisson, France, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork joined John Garcia on stage, performing the Kyuss-Classics "Green Machine" and "Gardenia" - basically marking their re-union.
Later that year, it was announced, that Garcia, Bjork and Oliveri would re-unite and tour Europe under the name Kyuss Lives! They added Bruno Fevery as a guitarist.
Find out more about the band here:
PS: Nice shirt Brant!