Queens of the Stone Age Annihilate Coachella 2014

Queens of the Stone Age headlined the 2014 Coachella Festival Saturday night, their first appearance at the festival in 12 years. Since this article was 1st published all pro-shot QOTSA Coachella footage was removed from YouTube on copyright grounds. Here is a fan-shot video QOTSA performing “Smooth Sailing.”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ0RfSOyyzM&w=560&h=315]


Former Nine Inch Nails/current Beck bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen raved about the show on Twitter.


QOTSA’s Josh Homme and Michael Shuman backstage at Coachella.

QOTSA Backstage

QOTSA Coachella 2014 Setlist:

No One Knows
Feel Good Hit of the Summer
My God Is the Sun
Smooth Sailing
In My Head
Little Sister
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
If I Had a Tail
Make It Wit Chu
I Sat by the Ocean
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead

  • Adam

    54 minutes for a headlining spot?!?! Dang, that is weak.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    Boom, I’m going to be at that show Thursday night. Wear a Nirvana shirt so I can stalk you. 😉

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    When I first heard them I thought to myself ” I know I should love this band, but I’m not ready.” It took about 1-1/2 years after I first heard them to get focused and go all in. The are one of my favorites of all time now, but it took a weird commitment on my part.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    PS: NO ONE calls it “frisco”.

  • Boom

    \”I don\’t know what time it wasI don\’t wear a watchSo good to be the ant who crawls atop that spinning rock\”\”Pieces were stolen from me, dare I say given awayWatching the water give in as I go down the drain I appear missing now.\”\” Dancing on a wire both ends are on fireCut me looseNowhere to run no more room to pretendWandering along the road in the summer night\”Generic? Boom say no. Boom say the Jake have no taste. Probably young punk. Boom out!!

    Just couple of Boom favorite lyric from the Like Clockwork record. There is more many but no type now.

  • Boom

    The Christine also. Boom go to the music show early so if you want Boom autograph or the picture you come early too. Autographs are and pictures the . Or 2 for . Boom out!!

    • http://nemsworld.com Christine


  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    Everyone looks good in the dark of a QofSA show. Traditional Ramones logo white on back,… long sleeve. Got it. I’m going to wear a special sign that says BOOM on it, just for you, all night.

  • Captain Captcha

    At about 1:05 when Josh is singing “I realize your mine..” this interpreter is pulling at his cheek which means “addiction” & mimicking shooting up. WTF. I feel sorry for any deaf people at the show who think he knows the lyrics. He’s faking it. He gets a few lyrics right but most of them wrong. He’s almost as good as Obama’s interpreter in South Africa.

    • Rachel

      There is a lot of debate on what the song means, but if you go to songmeanings.com many fans think it is about drug use. That is just the meaning that guy choose to go with. It is impossible to pick the right meaning that satisfies everyone. I think it is about drug use.

    • Rachel

      That’s not mimicking shooting up that’s the sign for drugs. In the beginning of the song be signs prescription drugs, so the rest of the song, the sign drugs means rx drugs.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    Where is the Set List and video(s) for 4/17 Queens and for the Sat 19 Coachella event?

    Is Brett out of town?

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    I still can’t find any video of the Second Weekend set.

    If anyone can, let us know. The set list from W2 is out there but no full video shot.