"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1990
From: Palm Desert, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Kyuss News

Below is our complete Kyuss news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Them Crooked Vultures Posts New Song Sample

Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that consists of former Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, has posted a short snippet of the song, "Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I" online. You can check it out by heading to this location.

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Them Crooked Vultures To Release Debut Album Soon

Them Crooked Vultures, the rock supergroup featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot) and Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), will release their debut album, "Never Deserved The Future," in November of this year. More details are expected to be revealed shortly.

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Led Zeppelin Bassist Forms New Supergroup

Reports are coming in that John Paul Jones, best known as the bass player for the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has formed a new band with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles Of Death Metal.) There are no further details at this time.

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Lemmy To Appear In Guitar Hero: Metallica

Motorhead's godly frontman Lemmy will be appearing in the forthcoming new video game Guitar Hero:Metallica. "It's great to be in 'Guitar Hero' with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica," Lemmy said, "but [frontman] James [Hetfield] is still taller than me."

The tracklisting for the game is as follows:

Metallica songs:

All Nightmare Long
Creeping Death
Disposable Heroes
Dyers Eve
Enter Sandman
Fade To Black
Fight Fire With Fire
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hit The Lights
King Nothing
Master of Puppets
Mercyful Fate (Medley)
No Leaf Clover
Nothing Else Matters
Sad But True
Seek And Destroy
The Memory Remains
The Shortest Straw
The Thing That Should Not Be
The Unforgiven
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam

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Guitar Hero: Metallica Tracklisting Revealed

Metallica has now revealed the tracklisting for Guitar Hero: Metallica. As previously reported, Guitar Hero: Metallica will be hitting the streets on March 29 with some really cool features like different classic venues such as the L.A. Forum, Tushino Airfield, and The Hammersmith Odeon, the ability to play as us or in single instrument mode, and even the Expert+ setting with double bass drum kick pedals.

Here are the songs on the game, both from Metallica and other bands that they "admire and even call friends": More...

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Mondo Generator To Tour Australia For First Time

After spending the early nineties as bass player in Kyuss and the early years of this decade alongside Josh Homme in Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Oliveri is finally bringing his own band The Mondo Generator to Australia for the first time to play three shows in August.

Originally formed by Oliveri and former Kyuss band mates Brant Bjork and Josh Homme in 1997, The Mondo Generator was initially intended to be a side project. The group's classic "Cocaine Rodeo" album was recorded that same year, but shelved until it was released to in 2000. The Mondo Generator returned with "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" in 2003 and then last year unleased their third full length "Dead Planet."

Following mainstream success with Queens of the Stone Age that included top ten albums and a Triple J Hottest 100 number one position here in Australia, Oliveri split with his Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Josh Homme after an Australian tour in 2004.

On the eve of the release of "Dead Planet," Oliveri declared "Mondo Generator is not a side-project anymore, I used to do Mondo every now and then on spare time and now it's my first choice. All other bands I play in have become my side-project, so in other words my mistress has now become my wife."

Recorded by producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, System Of A Down) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606, "Dead Planet" was praised by critics across the world and left no doubt in many of their minds where the danger in the sounds of earlier Queens Of The Stone Age albums had gone. Speaking on the album Oliveri states "It's a rock n' roll record played by a rock n' roll band."

Australia now gets the chance to experience that rock n roll band live for the first time when Nick Oliveri brings The Mondo Generator to Australia: More...

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Hermano To Play Only U.S. Show In Lexington, KY

Hermano has scheduled its sole US show for Saturday, March 29 at A1A in Lexington, Kentuckey.

With its members scattered across the country, one-off shows are virtually impossible for Hermano, and the band tours infrequently, making this show a truly special opportunity for fans to experience Hermano live.

Also appearing will be The Oxford Farm Report, Fabric, and Earle Grey featuring Steve Earle. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance through ticketfusion.com and $10 at the door.

Hermano’s "...Into the Exam Room," the third release from American heavy blues rockers Hermano, was released January 22 in North America via Regain Records. The group, which features musical heavyweights John Garcia (Kyuss/Unida), David Angstrom (Black Cat Bone/Supafuzz), Steve "Dandy" Brown (Dock Ellis/Orquesta del Desierto), Chris Leathers (Supafuzz), and Mike Callahan (Disengage/Earshot), went for a classic old-school escape-ism approach with "…Into the Exam Room." No messages, no hidden meanings – just pure heavy rock lined with beautiful harmonies and Garcia’s distinct yowl.

Formed in 1998 as a side project, Hermano has flourished for nearly a decade. The group’s writing sessions happen in its members’ respective cities, with ideas tossed into the song library by every member until the quintet sifts through and chooses the best.

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Kyuss Singer Names Solo Project Garcia Vs. Garcia

Vocalist John Garcia (KYUSS, UNIDA, HERMANO) has set GARCIA VS. GARCIA as the name of his upcoming solo project. The singer is currently in the studio writing and recording material for GARCIA VS. GARCIA's debut album, which is tentatively due on September 4, 2008.

One of the songs that are set to appear on the upcoming CD is "5000 Miles", which was written by Canadian musician Danko Jones with Garcia in mind.

"'5000 Miles' was inspired by something I read in an interview with John where he was talking about his reluctance to tour because he misses being with his family," Danko recently told Toronto's Now magazine. "I e-mailed him the lyrics along with a note that said if he hated it, no problem — I'd write 50 more until I came up with one he thought was good enough. He called me up the next day to say, 'Stop writing, this one's great!'"

The mutual admiration that resulted in Garcia singing on DANKO JONES' "Sleep Is The Enemy" album track "Invisible" was supposed to be a one-off recording collaboration, but everything came together so smoothly, they decided to follow it up with a few concert dates together in Norway in November and a one-off show in Toronto in December.

"This whole thing with John Garcia happened really naturally," Danko told Now. "When he agreed to do some shows with us in Norway, it didn't seem right for him to be flying all that way just to sing 'Invisible', so we kicked around a few ideas for other songs we could perform together — something by [his groups] KYUSS, UNIDA and HERMANO along with a few other things."

As for Garcia, he couldn't be happier with the way his ongoing collaboration with DANKO JONES has developed.

"We connected even before we met eye to eye," said Garcia. "My manager in Holland is a fan of DANKO JONES, and he's the one who initially suggested that I check out the band. So I got their CDs and sat out on the deck one night and listened to their entire catalog, and I liked what I heard — I liked their sound and their attitude. Danko's not just a good songwriter, he's a great songwriter."

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Fu Manchu Signs To Liquor and Poker Music

After nine albums, countless world tours and more than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU – perhaps the definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade – have signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth, as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Liquor and Poker Music in America and on Century Media Records in Europe. An Asian release will be confirmed in the coming months.

“FU MANCHU is one of the most influential rock groups of recent times,” says Marco Barbieri, president of The Century Family and Liquor and Poker Music’s “high roller.” “We’re proud and excited to welcome the band to our roster, and we look forward to being part of a new chapter of their impressive history.” More...

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Josh Homme: The Amount of Shit Metallica Borrowed

In an era when METALLICA and PANTERA were the biggest metal bands in the world, legendary Palm Desert generator soldiers KYUSS were too metal for the grunge crowd and too rock for most headbangers. "We were totally against those bands," former KYUSS guitarist Josh Homme (currently the frontman of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) told Decibel magazine. "And really, the amount of shit that METALLICA borrowed from us is frustrating. It was strange."

KYUSS famously opened for METALLICA in Australia in 1993. METALLICA's soundman promised KYUSS they'd have a full PA during their set but quickly changed his mind after KYUSS plugged in and turned on. "We douched them," Homme laughed. "On a frequency spectrum, we were like a brick wall until you hit the high end — and then there was no high end. I mean, high end if not fun for anybody; you don't party with high end." Years later, Homme was playing with QUEENS at Slim's in San Francisco, high on escsasy and being interviewed about his METALLICA experience. "This guy I knew was making a movie about METALLICA, and I was trying so hard not to say something negative. I think I talked about the rider or something, and then I said meeting them was like meeting George Bush. My eyes must've been spinning."

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