Kyuss Lives!, the current reincarnation of seminal stoner rock band Kyuss, has responded to the lawsuit filed by former member Josh Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age.
Homme, who started QOTSA after the original 1995 breakup of Kyuss, filed a suit against Kyuss Lives! -- featuring original members John Garcia, Nick Oliveri, and Brant Bjork -- for trademark infringement and consumer fraud over the band's name. In a press release, Kyuss expressed disappointment over their friend's reaction to the reunited band.
"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," said Garcia and Bjork in the statement. "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."
Kyuss Lives! is set to tour Europe from May 25 to June 23, including two dates with Megadeth at Metalfest.