Kyuss Lives! have confirmed that they are planning to begin recording a new album early next year with hopes to have it out by the end of 2012. In addition to that, the group have also confirmed that Nick Oliveri will be handling the bass for the group on their immediate U.S. shows while Scott Reeder will be taking over for their Canadian shows. The move comes as a result of Oliveri‘s recent legal troubles.
Speaking with Metalinsider.net on the latter and why the band didn’t just tap Reeder to take over entirely, drummer Brant Bjork offered the following”
“It just revolves around the fact that Nick was asked to be part of this first. And although Scott Reeder has actually contributed more musically to Kyuss in terms of records and popular eras of the band, Nick was there from the beginning and is a part of the original essence of what Kyuss was.
John and I respect that, and on top of that we really love playing with him. So because we committed to that, we feel that we want to give Nick the opportunity to fulfill his part as much as possible. But this is a very difficult situation, and we don’t want to jeopardize any opportunities for the band as a whole.
We’re doing the best we can to manage this situation and make sure that everyone gets a fair shake and that everyone’s content with the results. As of right now, we’re just going to have to wait and see how things pan out or develop because Nick obvious has court dates. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”