Published May 22, 2007Despite rumours circulating about a possible Kyuss reunion, former guitarist and now front-man for Queens of the Stone Age Josh Homme has revealed to Exclaim! (in his only scheduled Canadian interview) that the legendary California-desert based fuzz metallers will not be reforming... ever.
Asked about whether there is any truth to the rumours, Homme said: "Someone asked me about a Kyuss reunion and being offered a lot of money, but that has nothing to do with it. I dont see a need to do a reunion because its not what it was, its what it is. Kyuss is something Im real proud of, and I think Kyuss fans are fucking awesome, and I think theyd be bummed if their impression of it got ruined. Im not as interested in new people as I am the people that are into it from right now back. I dont need to make any new Kyuss fans, I just wanna have the current fans not have what they believe in us tarnished because Im one of those people too. I wouldnt want to risk it looking like it was for money either, because that would never be the case. Its got a really cool legacy and itd be a shame to jeopardize it for no reason. Its a surefire way to blow it. A good buddy of mine said to never do a reunion or a sequel. I think thats good advice."
The rumours stem from a gig back in December, when Queens of the Stone Age closed their set by welcoming former Kyuss singer John Garcia on stage, where the two parties performed a special encore comprised of three Kyuss songs: "Thumb," "Hurricane" and "Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop." According to Homme, it was just a one-off reunion and nothing to get too excited about. "Its just cause I love John," he said. "We were just like, 'Lets do something cool that would trip everyone out.' I didnt think it would create such a reaction like, 'Oh, are you guys gonna do something?' But it really has come up a lot. In a way were like, 'Well thats really cool people are interested,' and in another way were like, 'Oops!'"
Homme's current band Queens of the Stone Age release their fifth album, Era Vulgaris on June 12. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Exclaim!'s review of the album, as well as more from the interview with Homme in the coming days.