Related Information for Kyuss For 2011 touring line-up, see Kyuss Lives!.Kyuss (pronounced /ˈkaɪ.əs/ KYE-əs) is the corner stone of what is known as stoner rock or desert rock. Although deriving influence from 60s-70s hard rock, Kyuss churned out a unique sound. This was primarily because guitarist Josh Homme often tuned to a low C, a major third below standard pitch, but also singer John Garcia's paint stripping vocals.The band was originally formed in 1989 in Palm Desert, California under the.. read more