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Listen To Iggy Pop & Josh’s Homme’s New Song “Break Into Your Heart”

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop will release a collaboration titled Post Pop Depression on March 18th. Listen to a new track from the album titled “Break Into Your Heart” below.

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop will release a collaboration titled Post Pop Depression on March 18th. “We paid for whatever ourselves,” Pop told the New York Times. “But it was made to be heard — not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money.”

The Stooges singer said Homme “took me to a place I’d never been,” while the Queens of the Stone Age mastermind added: “This was to go where neither of us had gone before. That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”

“There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places, and you won’t be able to get a ticket,” Homme said. “It will be like trying to catch smoke in your hands. And that makes it even better. It will be special, and it will be over in the blink of an eye.”

Listen to “Gardenia” below.

Tracklist:
Break Into Your Heart
Gardenia
In The Lobby
Sunday
Vulture
German Days
Chocolate Drops
Paraguay

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Listen To Josh Homme & Iggy Pop’s New Track “Gardenia”

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop will release a collaboration titled Post Pop Depression on March 18th. “We paid for whatever ourselves,” Pop told the New York Times. “But it was made to be heard — not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money.”

The Stooges singer said Homme “took me to a place I’d never been,” while the Queens of the Stone Age mastermind added: “This was to go where neither of us had gone before. That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”

“There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places, and you won’t be able to get a ticket,” Homme said. “It will be like trying to catch smoke in your hands. And that makes it even better. It will be special, and it will be over in the blink of an eye.”

Listen to “Gardenia” below.

Tracklist:
Break Into Your Heart
Gardenia
In The Lobby
Sunday
Vulture
German Days
Chocolate Drops
Paraguay

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Josh Homme Owns Party Crasher, Talks To Alternative Nation

Co-written & photography by Elias Fulmer and Justin Zabilski

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a show that good. The Eagles of Death Metal recently kicked off their tour of Zipper Down with two shows in Los Angeles (not counting an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live) and appearances at Santa Ana’s Beach Goth and Aftershock in Sacramento. AlternativeNation was lucky enough to receive passes to the second show at the Teragram Ballroom, a relatively new venue in Los Angeles that hosted a secret show for Queens of the Stone Age last month as well as an additional Eagles of Death Metal show on the 19th. Alternative Nation also had a chance to briefly talk to Josh Homme, Reggie Watts, and Alex Turner, and to also be in the midst of Josh Homme hilariously kicking someone out of the backstage area!

Opening the night was another Palm Desert band Gram Rabbit, whose music combines of electronica, rock, country, and psychedelia. Their set was accompanied by a mirage of visuals from Alice in Wonderland and other aesthetic driven films with an array of colorful lights thrown into the mix. They played much heavier than their studio recordings, likely to appeal to the audience, and were well received by the crowd. If interested, they are hosting a Halloween event in Pioneertown, California. Information available here.

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Gram Rabbit, performing live

When the Eagles Of Death Metal came on, the crowd instantly lit up with receptive cheers. Jesse Hughes entered wearing a golden hooded cape, with Josh Homme sitting on the drums, David Catching on guitar, and Matt McJunkins (of A Perfect Circle) on bass. Auxiliary guitarist Eden Galindo also performed on certain songs. They started the show off with “Bad Dream Mama” off of Peace Love and Death Metal and it only went up from there. Curiously enough, the setlist consisted of songs from their older material, with only a handful of Zipper Down songs being featured. However, the crowd didn’t seem to mind getting to hear their old favorites along with the new material. AlternativeNation’s Swedish reporter, Hanna Graf, reviewed the album a few weeks ago.

Certainly it can be said that Jesse Hughes knows how to work a crowd. He was all over the place, changing outfits, interacting with his other band mates and the crowd, and even giving a shout-out to a certain birthday girl in the audience. His stage banter was top notch, telling the stories behind some of the songs adjacent to playing them and joking about guitarist Dave Catching wanting to marry him. The current lineup had an incredible energy and chemistry on stage and all stage members all shared vocals at different points of the show. Josh Homme, because of commitments to other bands, does not always perform with the band and his appearance was quite a treat.

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Eagles of Death Metal, performing live

The music was the real treat of the night, EODM played quite a long set, but nobody even thought about calling it a night early. Calling it a solid performance is an understatement. Sometimes when you are in the crowd you can just tell that this is one of the shows they have their whole heart in, and this was definitely one of them. The set also hosted two covers, “Save a Prayer” by Duran Duran and “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones. After the main set, Hughes did a solo encore before being rejoined by the whole for even more encores and then finally ending the set with “Speaking in Tongues”. At the end of the last song when you thought it was over, they restarted the main riff and continued even more with a solo-off between Catching and Hughes, playing off crowd interaction. They left the crowd lusting for more, they left us wanting more, and then they took a bow.

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Of course, after the show all who were able packed in tightly backstage to give their compliments to the musicians. The family and friends of the band were there giving their support. Upon being asked what it’s like to have a dad for a rockstar, Hughes’ son, Micah, said “It’s fucking awesome!” There were others backstage of course, such as the likes of comedian Reggie Watts and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner. Reggie Watts was extremely personable and brought along his kind friend Erick Lodwik, an East Coast musician who had recently moved out to Los Angeles. Getting to spend some time with Watts, we found out that him and Josh Homme had become friends ever since Homme’s appearance on Comedy Bang Bang, which Watts used to host from 2012 until recently. Watts didn’t just sit backstage either, he was in the crowd enjoying the show. Nobody could just sit backstage for such a show, it had to be experienced. Alex Turner showed up late in the set and he was very reserved but polite. We exchanged few words with him but we had an about 15 second staring contest with all of our mouths’, including Turner’s, opened almost to say in unison, “Do I know you?”
Josh Homme was a character, a smart ass but in the best way and highest compliment possible. He is a short recap of a conversation between us:

Fulmer: “Hey, how are you?”
Homme: [pauses] “…I guess I’m doing PRETTY well!”
Fulmer: “Sorry we didn’t introduce ourselves earlier.”
Homme: “Oh yeah, I’m so disappointed you didn’t introduce yourselves earlier.”

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Josh “Baby Duck” Homme on drums

Homme, past the sarcasm in good jest, was pretty nice and took several pictures, shook hands and chatted a bit after the show. In the parking lot was his famous Camaro, the same car he has had since he was 14 years old. One of the more memorable moments backstage was when Homme, in his regular fashion, threw out who I can only assume was a local party crasher. In our interactions with the crasher, it was obvious this guy was full of crap, prancing around like he owned the place. He was pretending to be somebody and spouting off like he was the owner. Josh finally getting annoyed stepped out into the hallway where the crasher was loitering and bothering the other attendee’s, and told him “You’re done, get out”. When the crasher looked upon him confused Josh reaffirmed his position and began walking towards him elevating his voice saying “get out” until the crasher quickly got out of his sight, with his tail between his legs. Would it be an Eagles of Death Metal show if Homme didn’t have any of his usual antics which constitute him to be a well-rounded person? Jesse Hughes seemed as he always is, an old-timey cowboy with a quick wit but quicker with a 6-string. He is the perfect method actor and is perfect for the role he will play in Gutterdämmerung. The other live members, David Catching and Matt McJunkins, were very humble in person and possessed a great stage presence.

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I would be doing a disservice not to mention the sound quality of the night. Being active in the music scene, both of us suffer from near constant tinnitus which tends to flare up after a show. But with the excellent acoustics of the Teragram and great sound engineering, neither of us had that incessant ringing afterwards or at least not any worse than usual. Still, it was more than loud enough to get lost in the performance. Definitely check out the Teragram if you get the chance or see an act you like is playing there, Los Angeles is incredibly lucky to have such a venue new on the scene. To follow the rest of the Eagles of Death Metal’s tour, click here. Setlist is below:

Intro
Bad Dream Mama
Don’t Speak (I Came to Make a Bang!)
So Easy
Complexity (Boots Electric cover)
Kiss the Devil
Shasta Beast
Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)
Whorehoppin’ (Shit, Goddamn)
The Reverend
Cherry Cola
Got a Woman (Slight Return)
Wannabe in L.A.
Save a Prayer (Duran Duran cover)
Miss Alissa
Anything ‘Cept the Truth
I Got a Feelin (Just Nineteen)
I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)

Encore

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones cover) 
Already Died (Jesse Hughes solo)
Stuck in the Metal (Jesse Hughes solo)
I Only Want You
Speaking in Tongues

Additional pictures:

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Kiss The Devil, from the October 19th show

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?”

Listen To Pearl Jam, Soundgarden & Screaming Trees Supergroup’s First Single

Ten Commandos, the supergroup comprising of Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age/Eleven), and Dimitri Coats (Off!) have released their first single as a band entitled “Staring Down the Dust.” You can listen below.

Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone Age) also appears on the single.

Lanegan discussed writing with Josh Homme and Alain Johannes in an October 2014 interview with Alternative Nation.

“Well when I’m writing by myself, I’m writing usually on guitar. Sometimes on the old Casio Keyboard, sometimes I start with a drum machine beat, and add a synthesizer or something to it, but usually it’s with a guitar. When I write with Josh for instance, he’s writing the music, we’re writing lyrics together. When I’m writing with Alain, he’s generally writing the music, and I’m writing the singing part, and the words. It’s always different.”

Alain Johannes discussed working with Mark Lanegan in a July 2013 interview with Alternative Nation.

“Well with Mark it’s quite easy. First of all I don’t think we’ve spent more than 4 to 5 hours from beginning to end on any song except for waiting for some guests to come and add like Aldo, Goss, Catching, and Dave Rosser you know. Basically Mark arrives, he’s got the song he plays it for me, we-acoustically and voice, we lay down a quick sketch of it. We discuss what the possible tonalities would be, some things are open some things he requests and then we just go and start layering stuff and adding stuff. He would sing it a couple of times and comp the vocal and it’s done [chuckles]. Then it’s really even close to the mix in the end, it was really crazy.

He’d come down, and then we’d get 1 done or post it done, and then 2 days later another one and maybe the week after he’d go away for a week, it was like that. After like, I think a couple of months or whatever it was it was done. There’s just something, he has a presence that makes you kind of into it, what he’s hearing in his head. I’m just there to facilitate and be a vehicle for that. He definitely knows exactly what he wants to hear, if you play something kind of not right he’ll be kind of ‘nah nah nah no’ [laughs] I’ll be like okay how about this? He’s like ‘yeah yeah that’s good.’”

Review: Eagles of Death Metal’s ‘Zipper Down’

Ever since I first heard an Eagles of Death Metal song, I have loved listening to them. Not in a ‘this-is-my-favourite-band’ kind of way, but their entertaining, fun, mood lifting vibe has always appealed to me.

That’s what I expect from Eagles of Death Metal, no more, no less. Zipper Down is their fourth studio album, and it has been seven years since the last. This time, original members Jesse Hughes (on the album cover referred to as Boots Electric) and Josh Homme (Baby Duck) do everything themselves without help from additional musicians, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The album hit the spot for me immediately.

The first track, ”Complexity”, captures the spirit of EoDM: funky, uptempo and fun.

”Silverlake”, ”Got a Woman” and ”Got the Power” follow the same pattern, while ”I Love You All The Time” is a slower song that is, as the title suggests, full of love.

”Skin-Tight Boogie” is a groovy kind of rap, featuring Hughes’ girlfriend Tuesday Cross on backing vocals.

An unexpected track is ”Save a Prayer”, which is a cover of the song by Duran Duran from 1982. It sound surprisingly much like the original, only a little faster with a dirtier kind of garage sound.

With ”The Reverend” the band finishes the album excellently with the classic EoDM sound that leaves me smiling for the rest of the day.

A couple of plain and uninteresting song make the overall impression a 4 out of 5, but for the most part I love the album. Eagles of Death Metal is a band that’s here to entertain you, with no pretentious intentions. I bet the duo has as much fun in the studio as I have listening to the result of their recording sessions.

Track listing:
1. Complexity
2. Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)
3. Got a Woman
4. I Love You All The Time
5. Oh Girl
6. Got the Power
7. Skin-Tight Boogie
8. Got a Woman (slight return)
9. The Deuce
10. Save a Prayer (Duran Duran cover)
11. The Reverend

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Josh Homme Was Told To ‘Get Out’ Member of Queens of the Stone Age

Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes discussed Josh Homme firing a member of Queens of the Stone Age in a recent Independent article.

“Josh was my only friend during my divorce – people looked at me as a pariah. He was motivated to see Eagles through, as he wanted to give me something to think about.

The only time I’m afraid of Josh is when I’m wrong: Josh does not suffer fools. He’s a Viking monster and he can be fierce.

I think our biggest difference is that I have an inherent cruelty. Often it’s Josh who talks me into forgiving someone. When we were discussing if someone deserved to be ejected from the [Queens of the Stone Age] gang, I was the one to say, “Josh, get him out!” Josh took a lot of heat for being an egotistical, power-hungry ass when he kicked out [drummer of 10 years] Joey Castillo. But I won’t let anyone say anything bad about him: I had my nose broken once as I refused to allow someone bigger than me to say anything bad about him; without him, I wouldn’t be here right now.”

Nick Oliveri was fired from Queens of the Stone Age in 2004, while Joey Castillo was ousted from the band a few years ago.

Soundgarden, Pearl Jam & Screaming Trees Members To Debut New Single

On Friday October 9th, Monkeywrench Records will release Ten Commandos’ debut single “Staring Down The Dust.” Ten Commandos is Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age/Eleven), and Dimitri Coats (Off!). Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone Age) will be featured on “Staring Down The Dust.” The full album will be released in November.

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The project has been in the works since at least early 2014, as Ten Commandos members shared several photos at the time of the musicians working together on writing new music.

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Mark Lanegan discussed writing with Josh Homme and Alain Johannes in an October 2014 interview with Alternative Nation.

“Well when I’m writing by myself, I’m writing usually on guitar. Sometimes on the old Casio Keyboard, sometimes I start with a drum machine beat, and add a synthesizer or something to it, but usually it’s with a guitar. When I write with Josh for instance, he’s writing the music, we’re writing lyrics together. When I’m writing with Alain, he’s generally writing the music, and I’m writing the singing part, and the words. It’s always different.”

Alain Johannes discussed working with Mark Lanegan in a July 2013 interview with Alternative Nation.

“Well with Mark it’s quite easy. First of all I don’t think we’ve spent more than 4 to 5 hours from beginning to end on any song except for waiting for some guests to come and add like Aldo, Goss, Catching, and Dave Rosser you know. Basically Mark arrives, he’s got the song he plays it for me, we-acoustically and voice, we lay down a quick sketch of it. We discuss what the possible tonalities would be, some things are open some things he requests and then we just go and start layering stuff and adding stuff. He would sing it a couple of times and comp the vocal and it’s done [chuckles]. Then it’s really even close to the mix in the end, it was really crazy.

He’d come down, and then we’d get 1 done or post it done, and then 2 days later another one and maybe the week after he’d go away for a week, it was like that. After like, I think a couple of months or whatever it was it was done. There’s just something, he has a presence that makes you kind of into it, what he’s hearing in his head. I’m just there to facilitate and be a vehicle for that. He definitely knows exactly what he wants to hear, if you play something kind of not right he’ll be kind of ‘nah nah nah no’ [laughs] I’ll be like okay how about this? He’s like ‘yeah yeah that’s good.’”

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

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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Queens of the Stone Age Announce First 2015 Concert

Queens of the Stone Age will perform at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles tomorrow, Josh Homme has announced on the Alligator Hour. Bill Burr will open. Homme encouraged fans to buy tickets, “I suggest you get yourself a ticket and bring your backside to the show, so you can shake it just a little bit more.” It will be the band’s first concert since Halloween 2014. QOTSA are also set to perform at Rock in Rio later this month.

Queens of the Stone Age reunited with Nick Oliveri for a 6 song encore set at their show in Los Angeles at the Forum last October. The show wrapped up Queens of the Stone Age’s …Like Clockwork too, which launched in 2013 and was the most successful tour of the band’s career.

Setlist:
Keep Your Eyes Peeled (W/ Jake Shears)
Feel Good Hit of the Summer
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
My God Is the Sun
Smooth Sailing
If I Had a Tail
Little Sister
Someone’s in the Wolf
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
I Sat by the Ocean
Make It Wit Chu
Regular John
No One Knows
Go With the Flow

Encore:
You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire (W/ Nick Oliveri)
Six Shooter (W/ Nick Oliveri, first time since 2004)
Auto Pilot (W/ Nick Oliveri, first time since 2005)
Another Love Song (W/ Nick Oliveri, first time since 2004)
Gonna Leave You (W/ Nick Oliveri, first time since 2004)
A Song for the Dead

Since the tour wrapped up, Homme has worked with Eagles of Death Metal, with a new album titled Zipper Down set for release on October 2nd.

The ‘Zipper Down’ tracklist is as follows. See its NSFW artwork above.

‘Complexity’
‘Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)’
‘Got a Woman’
‘I Love You All The Time’
‘Oh Girl’
‘Got the Power’
‘Skin Tight Boogie’
‘Got a Woman (Slight Return)’
‘The Deuce’
‘Save a Prayer’ (Duran Duran cover)
‘The Reverend’

Eagles Of Death Metal will play:

Leeds Beckett University (October 31)
Norwich UEA (November 1)
Bristol O2 Academy (2)
Southampton Engine Rooms (4)
London Forum (5)
Birmingham Institute (6)
Manchester Ritz (7)
Newcastle O2 Academy (9)
Glasgow O2 Academy (11)

Former QOTSA Bassist Nick Oliveri Announces New Solo Album ‘Leave Me Alone’

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri has announced the upcoming release of his sophomore album, Leave Me Alone, set for release this September via Schnitzel Records. The artist’s second record follows 2004’s debut album Demolition Day and his 2009 covers album Death Acoustic, as well as work with Kyuss Lives! and Mondo Generator.

Oliveri produced the album and performed every instrument on it, but also collaborated with Marc Diamond and Blag Dahlia of Dwarves, Phil Campbell of Motörhead, Bruno Fevery of Kyuss Lives!, and Dean Ween.

The bassist is currently on tour with hardcore punk band Bl’ast!, also featuring ex-QOTSA drummer Joey Castillo. This fall, Oliveri will perform solo tour dates as well as tour dates with Uncontrollable, his band with Castillo and Blag Dahlia. He recently told Kerrang! Magazine that he’ll be opening for Queens of the Stone Age at their Los Angeles Halloween show, and will also be playing a “short set” with his former band at the end of the concert.

Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age Members Nick Oliveri, Joey Castillo Join Hardcore Punk Band Bl’ast

above: Bl’ast! with Phil Anselmo.

Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Joey Castillo have joined hardcore punk band Bl’ast! for their summer touring lineup. The legendary Santa Cruz punk rock outfit are currently on tour, featuring original vocalist Clifford Dinsmore and guitarist Mike Neider, as well as the former QOTSA rhythm section.

Bl’ast!’s tour marks the first time Oliveri and Castillo have toured together since Oliveri’s dismissal from Queens of the Stone Age in 2004. Oliveri says of the new lineup: “It is an honor to play with Mike, Clifford, and I’m really stoked to be playing with Joey C again. We are gonna kill it.”

Oliveri recently told Kerrang! Magazine that he’ll be performing “a short set” with Queens of the Stone Age this Halloween at the Forum in Los Angeles.  He also stated that his upcoming solo acoustic project, Uncontrollable, will feature Dwarves’ Blag Dahlia and Joey Castillo on drums.

Below, view Bl’ast!’s upcoming tour dates:

6/30 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
7/01 Lo Fi Club – Milano, Italy
7/02 Vipor Room – Wien, Austria
7/03 Magnet – Berlin, Germany
7/04 Roskilde Festival 2014 – Roskilde, Denmark
7/23 Santos Party House – New York, NY
7/24 Great Scott – Allston, MA
7/25 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest

Queens Of The Stone Age Filming “Smooth Sailing” Music Video

Queens of the Stone Age has revealed that the band will release a music video for their song “Smooth Sailing,” a track from their critically acclaimed 2013 LP …Like Clockwork. The band posted a photo to their official Twitter page with text reading “Smooth Sailing” Shoot Day 1 of 2, implying that the band is currently filming a music video for the song. The band released several music videos for …Like Clockwork last year featuring graphics from artist Boneface.

 

Troy Van Leeuwen posted this photo from the video shoot:

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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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Queens Of The Stone Age Announce North America Fall Tour Dates

In an announcement via the Queens of the Stone Age’s official Facebook page, the band revealed new United States and Canada tour dates for September and October. Pre-sales for the dates will begin Wednesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. local time. At that time, links and pre-sale passwords will be available on the Queens of the Stone Age Facebook page. It is unclear if and when more North America tour dates will be announced.

9/10 Toronto – Air Canada Center
9/12 Detroit – The Fillmore
9/13 Cincinnati – PNC Pavilion
9/14 Pittsburgh – Stage AE Outdoors
9/15 Columbus – LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
9/17 Indianapolis – Old National Centre
9/18 Louisville – Louisville Palace
9/19 Charlotte – TWC Amphitheater
9/20 Asheville – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
10/7 Nashville – Municipal Auditorium
10/8 Fayetteville – Arkansas Music Pavilion
10/9 Tulsa – Brady Theatre

Watch Queens of the Stone Age perform their single “My God is the Sun” on David Letterman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GEFEX4oTlg

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE DEBUT NEW SONGS "KALOPSIA" AND "KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED"


Queens of the Stone Age have debuted two new songs from their upcoming album …Like Clockwork. The first song, entitled “Kalopsia,” featuring Trent Reznor, has been debuted as a preview on the band’s website. The second song, entitled “Keep Your Eyes Peeled,” was recently performed live for the Belgian radio station Studio Brussel.
UPDATE: Queens of the Stone Age has debuted part of the studio version of “Keep Your Eyes Peeled.”