Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 26, 2011

photos by Greg Cristman

Kyuss Lives! @ Terminal 5
Kyuss Lives!

The Aquarian Weekly: You're doing rehearsals?

John Garcia: It's pretty much pre-production for the next record has already started and we're just trying to get all of our ducks in a row and whatnot.

Wow. That seems really quick. Do you have new material already, or is pre-production writing it?

Yeah, it's more pre-production writing it, sitting in the room and bouncing ideas back and forth, talking about tones and drum sounds, guitars, whether it be sitars or 12-string baritones or whatever it may be. We're kind of ironing out all the logistics of it all. It's an exciting time.

Is Brant taking the lead role in writing the music?

One thing for certain is it's everybody's responsibility to come to the table with something. This is a group thing, and Brant expects that. Brant expects that out of everybody. Whoever brings something to the table, music-wise, he needs to put his 25 percent in there, I need to put my 25 percent in there, and Bruno does, so we all have to. Nick does. So it's definitely a planned thing, where the song deserves everybody's input. That's the good thing about it. It's not just one person, it's the whole band thing, whether it be writing lyrics--Brant's gonna come to the table with melodies, I'm gonna come to the table with music. There's switched roles, and I look forward to that. It's definitely a group project, though.

...Now, obviously, a huge, integral part of Kyuss is not there, and it's going amazingly well without Josh. Now, a lot of people think that there's--a lot of people want there to be a lot of animosity between Josh and Kyuss Lives! The flipside of the coin is that there's no animosity. We all love and respect Josh, and it goes both ways, so it's very, very interesting, how the process is going.

Kyuss Lives!, and apparently so does bassist Nick Oliveri. He was in the band, despite his recent troubles, when the reunited desert stoners hit Terminal 5 on Friday (9/23). Pictures are in this post.

The show was the first reunion show in NYC for touring quartet, which features John Garcia, Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Bruno Fevery in place of Josh Homme. The setlist, as you can see below, stuck to the classics (despite the new material discussed above).

If you arrived early, you may have seen support from The Sword and MonstrO, the latter of which is the new project from ex-Torche member Juan Montoya and Kyle Sanders of Bloodsimple (and brother of Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders). Their debut LP is out now via Vagrant Records.

More pictures from the T5 show below...

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KYUSS LIVES SETLIST 9/23 AT TERMINAL 5
Gardenia
100°
One Inch Man
Whitewater
Freedom Run
Thumb
Asteroid
Hurricane
Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop
Odyssey
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Spaceship Landing
Allen's Wrench
Green Machine

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Comments (20)

Thought Nick O was going to jail for a long time...

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:40 PM

Nick O), Karen O)), Tom O))), Sunn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:43 PM

yes!!!kyuss was fucking un-real incredible fucking set! the bass player killed it on bass and on taking hostages.. he is my role model...

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 3:00 PM

^they should be gunning for his replacement. Shoot there has got to be someone of higher caliber than Nick. Look in any magazine...the guy from Bullet for My Valentine would work. Maybe we can trigger a dialog?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 3:06 PM

Damn, Nick has a GREAT fucking lawyer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 3:08 PM

^lolz

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 3:11 PM

Bullet for My Valentine? Ugh, kill yourself.

Posted by Skane | September 26, 2011 3:34 PM

these sausages are still employing that hillbilly meth head woman beater. Gotta love metal...

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 3:34 PM

Bro this is a Kyuss cover band. Proud to have boycotted.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 7:04 PM

3:34 obviously it went way over your head..read 3:06 comments again slooowly!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 8:36 PM

The only reason to go to this show is MonstrO. Nick Oliveri has never been relevant to Kyuss or Queens of the Stone Age. This band should be ashamed and Nick is the shittiest human being alive. Giving him your money is funding domestic abuse.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 8:40 PM

If there are no problems with Josh...why is the band not called KYUSS???

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 11:27 PM

holy shit the sword sucks so hard.

this show looks awful. bullshit on josh homme respecting these guys. brant bjork is the man though.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 8:36 AM

That typed out setlist for Kyuss at the end of the post is wrong. It matches up with an out-of-order and incomplete set list that someone posted on setlist.fm (wonder if it was copied from that), but it's missing some songs and is out of order . . . the setlist in the photograph is much closer to what they did, and in the order they did it, though they didn't open with Spaceship Landing as that seems to indicate - they opened with Gardenia and I think the rest of the pre-encore setlist in that photo is right with the exception that they worked Spaceship Landing in there somewhere. They didn't play all of the songs listed for the encore in that photographed setlist (the songs listed below the line) . . . though they definitely did Green Machine, 50 Million Year Trip and Allen's Wrench during the encore, Molten Universe, too, I think.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 8:57 PM

Not 50 Million Year Trip during the encore - Spaceship Landing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 9:47 PM

fucking haters and non educated assholes on here. all but the guitarist are original members. idiots

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2011 2:00 PM

"fucking haters and non educated assholes on here" - no, thanks. you're probably ugly. i'll stay a hater without the sex.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2011 2:34 PM

Show was killer. Too bad if you missed out, worth seeing next time. Much better than I expected. The Sword was awesome too!

Posted by Jeremy | September 29, 2011 1:59 PM

rock on man

Posted by tim | August 18, 2013 8:20 PM

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