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- Posted on Nov 3rd 2010 1:00PM by Andrew Kerr
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The news that the stoner rockers have announced their first shows for 15 years has been somewhat overshadowed by the noticeable absence of Homme. The Queens of the Stone Age frontman has always been adamant that the Kyuss legacy should go untouched.
Kyuss singer John Garcia is of a different mind. Speaking to the Guardian, he said, "I don't want to do this just for myself, but especially for the fans. [I'm doing this] both for the [fans] that have seen Kyuss live back in the day and especially for the ones who haven't had that chance. This could be as close as they could get to the real thing."
Garcia will be joined by original members bassist Nick Olivieri and drummer Brant Bjork while Homme's place has been filled by guitarist Bruno Fevery, a member of Garcia's backing band.
It's no surprise Homme has declined the chance to join his former bandmates for the reunion, given his outspoken views on the subject. In an interview with Music Mart in 2007 he described the possibility of a reunion as "a total error."
He said, "To punctuate the end of our sentence with [a reunion] would be blasphemy. If you weren't there, well, you weren't. That's just the luck of the draw ... I like that nobody saw Kyuss, and that it was largely misunderstood. That sounds like a legend forming to me."
Kyuss Lives have announced the following English dates so far:
Nottingham Rock City (March 31)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (April 1)
London HMV Forum (April 2)
Manchester Academy (April 5)
Bristol O2 Academy (April 6)