This past weekend, Josh Homme and Scott Reeder filed a lawsuit against their former bandmates in the revamped Kyuss Lives! We’ve since heard from Reeder on the matter, explaining why he was “forced to react.” And today, we’ve received a statement from John Garcia and Brant Bjork (who were directly named in the suit, while bassist Nick Oliveri was not).
Garcia and Bjork had the following to say on the lawsuit that accuses them and their management of trademark infringement and consumer fraud:
“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. 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.”
It should be noted that Garcia and Bjork only refer to Homme in their statement, even though Reeder also filed the lawsuit. While the two also say that Kyuss Lives! will continue work on their new album, it’s unclear whether the lawsuit will alter those plans at all. Hopefully, though, this case will get resolve soon without any further drama.