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47% Of Queens of the Stone Age Is Owned By Former Member

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri discussed QOTSA in a new interview with Hot Press.

“I figured out the reason why there probably won’t be a reunion of Queens is that I own 47 per cent of the name. Why would you let somebody come back that had that? I’d have to sign away that 47 per cent and I’d be a hired gun. I really don’t want to be a hired gun just to be in the band again. But I’d like to do a record with Josh one day, whether it’s Queens or something else. Just to work with him again would be great.”

Oliveri also discussed some fans criticizing his reunion performance with Queens of the Stone Age last year in Los Angeles.

“I think that it was a bit blown out,” he offers. “Josh said ‘it’s going to be a long time coming. It’s going to be hard. Some fans won’t understand, because of everything that’s been said and everything that’s gone on.'”

After his 2011 arrest, the Queens frontman was one of people who picked up the phone. “Josh was giving me numbers for lawyers… People really reached out to make sure I was alright and I really appreciate everybody [doing that]. The press were attacking me. And that’s okay; don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story, right?”

Queens of the Stone Age Planning New Album

During a recent interview with Billboard, Queens of the Stone Age and The Dead Weather member Dean Fertia spilled the beans on Queens of the Stone Age ending their break when discussing why The Dead Weather aren’t touring behind their new album Dodge and Burn.

“Schedules. The Kills are working on a record, Queens of the Stone Age are starting up again. City and Colour is starting up soon. Jack’s just been going forever so he just needs a minute. We all would love to play. Obviously, it’s our favorite thing in the world to play together. Maybe some day, but immediate future, it’s not happening.”

He also discussed Jack White’s Dead Weather absence, saying he’s busy doing ‘a million other things.’

“Right now he’s concentrating on Third Man opening a store in Detroit and there’s a lot of things going on in his world. We’re just happy that he’s able to be here to do this stuff.”

Queens of the Stone Age recently played at Rock in Rio. You can watch their full set below.

Setlist:
You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
No One Knows
My God Is the Sun
Burn the Witch
Smooth Sailing
In My Head
Regular John
Sick, Sick, Sick
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
If I Had a Tail
Little Sister
Fairweather Friends
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead

Josh Homme, Mark Lanegan & Iggy Pop Are In A New Silent Film

Gutterdämmerung seems to be a portmanteau of the English “gutter” and the German “götterdämmerung” (or just an Anglicization of the word), which means roughly means “a collapse (as of a society or regime) marked by catastrophic violence and disorder.” The word is a German translation of the Old Norse ” Ragnarök” a prophetic concept in Norse mythology which foretells a large and all-consuming battle between deities which would to extravagent chaos and disarray, as dramatized in Richard Wagner’s opera series, also entitled “Götterdämmerung.” Enough background.

Importantly, there is a spooky awesome independent film in the works from the Belgian-Swedish visual artist Bjorn Tagemose, entitled “Gutterdämmerung.” A tribute to 1920’s Hollywood (the era’s horror genre to be specific), the tagline is the “loudest silent movie on Earth.” This may not be a complete exaggeration. The film will be “silent”, if you exclude the dark, heavy soundtrack that will be accommodate the film at all points. Instead of the ragtime piano or organs prevalent in old-timey film, the website says the soundtrack is performed by  “a live rock band of rock express the emotions and action whilst special effects from the film explode to life all around the audience.” Though exact artistic details of the soundtrack have not been released, several figures from alternative rock, metal and punk are starring in the film – which may give some hints to what the soundtrack will sound like. So far, the film’s cast has been announced as Queens of the Stone Age’s frontman Josh Homme (listed as Joshua Homme), Motorhead’s Lemmy, solo artist and ex-Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegen, famed Black Flag singer and inspiration speaker/comedian combo Henry Rollins, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, Slayer’s Tom Araya, solo artist Grace Jones and the one and only Iggy Pop.

The website is hosting a contest for tickets and merchandise to guess the two remaining co-stars. The film is expected to be released sometime in 2016. The film’s Facebook page lists the project as a “concert tour”…perhaps all the collaborating musicians will go on tour together to promote the project? We’ll have to see.

Watch a promotional trailer for the film below:

 

Queens of the Stone Age Joined By Alex Turner & Anthony Bourdain For First 2015 Show

Queens of the Stone Age returned to the stage for their first live performance of 2015 last night at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The band’s setlist showcased material from throughout the band’s career, with no new material being performed. Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain attended the concert, while Bill Burr opened. You can view the setlist, photos, and videos below!

Queens of the Stone Age Setlist:

My God Is the Sun
Smooth Sailing
Burn the Witch
I Sat by the Ocean
Into the Hollow
Regular John
3’s & 7’s
Go With the Flow
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
If I Had a Tail
In My Head
Little Sister
Fairweather Friends
Sick, Sick, Sick
I Think I Lost My Headache
No One Knows

Encore:

A Song for the Dead

Note: “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret” was printed on the QOTSA setlist between “I Think I Lost My Headache” and “No One Knows” but wasn’t played. Secret show

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Listen To Alternate Version Of QOTSA’s “Vampyre Of Time And Memory” Featuring Guest Singer

Earlier today, stoner rock giants, Queens of the Stone Age released an alternate version of the song “The Vampyre of Time and Memory” featuring a totally different vocalist. In this version, a woman who appeared in the original music video for the song performs over the album version of the track — to great effect.

The lady, sporting drawn on eyebrows, and fake eyelashes is credited only as “Ms. Dolly Boyd.” Watch the video of Boyd performing “The Vampyre of Time and Memory” below:

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Sweethead To Open For Queens Of The Stone Age On Select Tour Dates

Troy Van Leeuwen (A Perfect Circle, QOTSA) and his side project with singer Serrina Sims,  dubbed Sweethead, has announced that they will be the opening act for Queens of the Stone Age on select tour dates this November. They are set to play shows in Ireland, Paris, and the United Kingdom.

 

Sweethead formed in 2008, and have two releases; a self-titled album, and an EP, named “The Great Disruptors.” Watch them perform “Traumatized and Dumb” below:

 

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Friday Night Noise: Wellwater Conspiracy’s “Teen Lambchop”

What do you get when you cross the precise drumming of Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) and the fuzz-filled guitar playing of John McBain (Monster Magnet, Hater) with the distinct voice of Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age)? You get one of the best pieces of psychedelic rock in the past 20 years. “Teen Lambchop” appeared on Wellwater Conspiracy’s 1999 album “Brotherhood of Electric: Operational Directives,”  that featured Josh Homme on several other tracks as well.

Listen to “Teen Lambchop” Below:

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