Since Josh Homme departed his first desert rock outfit Kyuss back in 1995, he has had very little cause to look back, but the dust swirl they Kyuss swept up has lived on strongly in its own right. Now, it would seem that Brant Bjork has contacted Homme with regards to reigniting the lingering desert rock storm.
This latest update to the Kyuss saga comes as quite a turnaround from the news back in 2012 when it was revealed that Homme had filed a lawsuit against ‘Kyuss Lives!’ a reunited incarnation of the group, obviously without Homme at the helm. Naturally, the Queens Of The Stoneage frontman had no part in the 2011 tour that his former band embarked upon.
Homme’s lawsuit proved successful and his former bandmates had to scrap the Kyuss Lives! moniker.
However, last year Homme alluded to the fact that he would not be against reunited the band for some show. When the band’s former drummer Bjork was asked about Homme’s comments on the Hobo On The Radio podcast, he responded, “It’s an interesting comment, and I can totally relate to his feeling, because I was really bummed the way that Kyuss broke up in ’95; I didn’t want it to end that way,”
“So what we should have done is never broke up,” the drummer continued, “Had we known as young dudes — which, let’s face it, we were young, and it’s hard to do — had we known how to keep a band together, we could have just had that band moving all along and taking breaks from time to time to pursue other things.
“But, yeah, it has this kind of stop and rebirth and reinvention, and, yeah, I share his frustration. But there’s always a way to do it, and it just takes communication. I’ve always said if you communicate, you can relate, and if you can relate, you can create. That’s how it works.”
Whether anything materialises from these discussions remains to be seen, however, Bjork’s tone was quietly confident. “Who knows?” he concluded, “Maybe he puts Kyuss together and puts his own version together or whatever. I don’t know what he’s gonna do. We’ll have to just see.”
You can catch a clip of the band’s classic genre-defining tune ‘Space Cadet’ below.