Kyuss Lives! with The Sword, Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Monstro
Where: Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona
When: Doors open 7 p.m. Saturday; show starts at 8 p.m.
Cost: $28.50 or $30 plus fees
Information: www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000; Glass House Record Store, 248 W. Second St., Pomona or 909-865-3802.
By Wes Woods II
POMONA – Stoner rock/metal band Kyuss Lives! will be a reunion of sorts when they perform Saturday at the Fox Theater in Pomona.
The band, which used to be known as the Palm Desert based Kyuss, started in 1989 when group members Brant Bjork, Josh Homme and John Garcia were in high school.
While Homme, famously with Queens of the Stone Age, is not touring original Kyuss guitarist and former Queens member Nick Oliveri is.
During the group’s run, Garcia was the vocalist and the group made five albums with their most well known record “……And The Circus Leaves Town” gaining MTV airplay after being released in October 1995.
The band broke up three months after their last album.
During the June 2010 Hellfest France music festival, Garcia was touring under the name “Garcia plays Kyuss” and Oliveri and Bjork joined him onstage which led to the current reunion.
In a June video interview with FaceCulture at www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=SHwNhrBr5mo, Oliveri said he was looking forward to the reunion.
“It started out as lets do 20 shows together,” Oliveri said in the five-part video series. He was asked what Homme had thought about the reunion.
“We still stay in contact but I know he is very busy.”
Oliveri said ultimately Kyuss was everyone’s band.
“It’s not ours. It belongs to the people coming to these shows. If they want us to come out and play, and want us to do it, we’ll still do it.”