Josh Homme has filed a lawsuit against the members of Kyuss Lives!, claiming they have committed "trademark infringement, misrepresentation and false designation".
The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman and Scott Reeder are taking legal action with members of Kyuss Lives!, the reunited incarnation of their former band Kyuss.
All of the band's original line-up including John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork announced a reunion tour last year minus Homme and Reeder.
According to Antiquiet the members now face legal action from Home and Reeder.
A joint statement reads: Kyuss partnership members Scott Reeder and Joshua Homme have regretfully had to file a federal lawsuit against John Garcia and Brant Bjork AKA Kyuss Lives! The suit alleges trademark infringement, misrepresentation, false designation, etc.
"It sucks. To think we went to a meeting in January solely to help them with their request to continue Kyuss Lives! With open arms, we made every attempt to help them continue Kyuss Lives! respectfully. Only to discover that while they looked us in the eye, Kyuss Lives! management and band had filed federal documents in 2011 in an attempt to steal the name Kyuss."
Adding: This is desperately what we were trying to avoid. It's a sad day for us and for John – but most of all for the fans. What a needless mess.''
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