Queens Of The Stone Age Announce More U.S. Dates
... Today finds more dates being released for the Queens Of The Stone Age
's immediate U.S. touring plans. It also looks that Chelsea Wolfe will be supporting the band on the majority of the early 2014 stops, though this has yet to be confirmed. Here's how the latest schedule runs: 12/11 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena 12/13 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena (feat. The Kills) 12/14 New York City, NY - Barclays Center (feat. The Kills) 12/16 Richmond, VA - The National (feat. Ribs) 01/30 Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium 01/31 Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium 02/01 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre 02/03 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre 02/04 St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey Theater 02/05 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami 02/07 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 02/09 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center 02/10 San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre 02/11 El Paso, TX - Abraham Chavez Theatre 02/13 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint 05/14 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater Queens Of The Stone Age
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KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Goes Hard With Queens of the Stone Age
... that's the British area code for the city of Sheffield, where they're from (although they've relocated to L.A.). Most Erudite Video Backdrop One of Vampire Weekend's chosen video images was a static close-up of an Ottoman textile. Their music was in the same mode of erudite and winsome, a refreshing change of tone in an evening full of guitar aggression. RelatedQueens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon Earn 2014 Grammy NominationsGrouplove Team With Spotify for Covers ProjectJosh Homme Jams With Reggie Watts on 'Taxidermy Love' KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Goes Hard With Queens of the Stone Age
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Queens of the Stone Age, Death From Above 1979 Get Their Own Christmas Sweaters
... The season for Christmas-themed sweaters is approaching; Queens of the Stone Age
and Death From Above 1979 have you covered. As Exclaim reports, both bands are celebrating the holidays with their own sweaters. Grab the DFA 1979 sweater (above) here and the QOTSA
sweater (below) here. Here's QOTSA
's "The Vampyre of Time and Memory" video: Queens of the Stone Age
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Queens of the Stone Age (1997-)
Josh Homme (guitar, vocals) 1997-
David Catching (guitar) 1997-2000
Nick Oliveri (bass, vocals) 1997-2004
Alfredo Hernandez (drums) 1997 - 1999
Mario Lalli (guitar) 1999
Gene Trautmann (drums) 1999 - 2002
Brendon McNichol (guitar) 2000 - 2002
Mark Lanegan (vocals) 2001 - 2006
Dave Grohl (drums) 2002
Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, keyboard, vocals) 2002-
Joey Castillo (drums) 2002-2013
Dan Druff (bass) 2005
Alain Johannes (bass, guitar) 2005-2007
Michael Shuman (bass, vocals) 2007-
Dean Fertita (keyboard, vocals) 2007-
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After the breakup of "Kyuss" in 1995, Josh Homme played for various bands (Screaming Trees, Earthlings? and Soundgarden), before founding a new band in 1997 together with his ex-Kyuss bandmates Olivieri and Hernandez as well as Earthlings?'s Catching. The Band was originally called "Gamma Ray," but after a lawsuit by a German Metal band of the same name, the changed it to "Queens of the Stone Age."
They are probably the most famous band from what critics call "Stoner Rock," even though they reject that term.
The only consistent member of the band is founder Josh Homme, other members change frequently. When questioned in an interview with Ultimate Guitar
in March 2007 about the band settling down with one lineup, Homme replied with the following: "Does it seem like there will be? I don't know. Long ago I lost the opportunity to be in U2 - where it's the same 4 guys. I respect that, but at the same time this is the search to try to take advantage of playing with certain people, even if they can't stay, and then there's other times that you need to humble yourself at the altar of music, and if you don't (makes a throat cutting motion). (thanks, Martin - Rostock, Germany, for all above)
Josh Homme is married to Australian punk rocker Brody Dalle. She is perhaps best known as the lead singer and guitarist of punk rock band The Distillers and later, Spinnerette.
Homme nearly died while on an operating table receiving knee surgery from undisclosed complications in 2010. "I woke up and there was a doctor going, 'S--t, we lost you,'" he recalled to the Irish Independent. Homme has expressed that this experience greatly contributed to the making of ...Like Clockwork.
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.
Penny Ford of Snap!
The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.