Judge Rules In Kyuss Name Case
Kyuss Lives can keep touring but can't recordEarlier this year former Kyuss band members Josh Homme (now of Queens Of The Stone Age) and Scott Reeder filed a lawsuit against their former bandmates Brant Bjork and John Garcia to prevent them from recording under the name Kyuss or Kyuss Lives, the latter of which they have been touring under for the past 18 months.
Classic Rock Magazine reports that a California judge has ruled that the Kyuss Lives outfit can keep touring under that name but they can't release any new recorded material.
Judge James Otero of the California District Court has now issued a preliminary injunction which prohibits "Defendants from using ‘Kyuss’ in any capacity unless the word ‘Lives’ follows in equally-prominent lettering.” It also forbids them from "using ‘Kyuss Lives’ in conjunction with any audio recording.”
But Judge Otero adds in his ruling: "It may be in Defendants’ best interest to begin re-branding under a new name.”