Bill Kelliher

Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Has A New Project With Ex-Kyuss & Karma To Burn Members


John Garcia of Kyuss, Unida, etc. fame has confirmed that he has a new project in the works with Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher. The desert rock vocalist recently spoke about that for the first time, revealing that ex-Karma To Burn bassist Rich Mullins and drummer Nathan Limbaugh are also involved with the outfit.

Word of the undertaking was confirmed via the below recent episode of ‘The Rockman Power Hour‘, which is hosted by Slaves On Dope vocalist Jason Rockman. Rockman revealed that he heard four of the songs the duo have been putting together, with Garcia replying [transcribed by]:

“This project with Bill, is… I really have no words, with the exception of, I’m just super stoked to be involved with Bill, Rich and Nathan, from Karma To Burn. Rich and Nathan and I, we go way, way back. So when Rich said that he was going to be involved with a project with Bill from Mastodon, I was like ‘where do I sign?’

Bill, I have to tell ya, that dude, he’s a badass. I have a mad amount of respect for Bill and his family, and his work ethic. He’s just a professional. He’s just a great guy. He’s a family man, which I like. I’m a family guy. I’m all about family… So I’m super stoked to be involved in the project with him, and Rich and Nathan. Something that was completely and totally unexpected.

And the songs I thought were really great. And I said, ‘Fuck it, I gotta be involved with this.’ Working with Bill and his team of engineers — I call them the ‘wizards’ — they’re great.”

He later added, “hopefully one day it will see the light of day and we’ll see how it all plays out. We’re taking this kind of step by step and day by day.”

Garcia himself is presently on a tour celebrating the various projects from his past, dates include:

05/16 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
05/17 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
05/18 Little Rock, AR – Argenta Theatre
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
05/22 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Theatre
05/23 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
05/25 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/27 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
05/28 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
05/29 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere

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