Nick Oliveri Leaves Kyuss Lives!, Talks Kyuss Lawsuit


Story by Charles Ken

Bass player leaves project featuring former Kyuss members

It’s over between Nick Oliveri and Kyuss Lives! Oliveri, who played bass for the band, is leaving the project. As the story goes, Oliveri got back together with fellow ex-Kyuss members John Garcia and Brant Bjork and played a massive tour last year as “Kyuss Lives!,” paying honor to their former desert metal band. But, the fairytale is over, and Oliveri says it’s just time to move on.

Chatting with Antiquiet (via Blabbermouth), Oliveri explained his reason for leaving Kyuss Lives!: “John’s idea, when I was [first] asked to [be a part of Kyuss Lives!], was we were going to do a tour and promote our solo bands. Seeing John do it already with Garcia Plays Kyuss at such a big level, [we thought], ‘Wow, man, we could actually reach some people with our solo stuff in a very honest way and play the tunes that we have mad respect for and love as well. Basically, at the end of the day, that’s what I’m doing. I’m gonna bow out and do Mondo Generator, because that’s what we were supposed to be doing originally.”

Oliveri also commented on ex-Kyuss guitarist and singer Josh Homme’s decision to sue Garcia and Bjork over using the Kyuss name in the new band. “When people sue each other, it guarantees that a band will never be together,” he said. “It just guarantees that those people will never play in the same room together again. I am friends with both sides, and I also disagree with both sides at the same time, so it’s a real weird place I’m in.”


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