This past Monday, a federal judge has issued a ruling on the lawsuit filed by ex-Kyuss members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder against their former bandmates. Homme and Reeder sought to prevent John Garcia and Brant Bjork— who revived the band as Kyuss Lives! last year, along with bassist Nick Oliveri— from using the band’s name on future live and studio recordings. Judge S. James Otero ruled:
The ruling also suggests that it “may be in [Garcia and Bjork]’s best interest to begin re-branding under a new name.”
- [Garcia and Bjork] are preliminarily enjoined from using the Kyuss Mark in commerce unless theword “Lives” immediately follows the word “Kyuss” in equally prominent lettering;
- [Garcia and Bjork] are preliminary enjoined from using the Kyuss Lives Mark in conjunction with any musical album, studio album, live musical performance album, or other audio or visual recording;
- Notwithstanding this preliminary injunction, [Garcia and Bjork] are permitted to make truthful factual statements that utilize the word “Kyuss,” such as referring to Garcia and Bjork as former members of the band Kyuss
You can read the full ruling over on Blabbermouth.
via Punknews.org (http://pnkn.ws/TKgvvS)