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Queens of the Stone Age



Queens of the Stone Age by By Mark Pedini and Jared Connor


QOTSA set list

Dynamic and electrifying, Queens of the Stone Age combines metal, blues, thrash, punk and psychedelia into a sound that is at once classic and unique. The band’s Austin City Limits debut includes songs from their …Like Clockwork release, plus hits from throughout their career.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, called “the high priest of grimy rock traditon” by Rolling Stone, takes the genre to new heights with his sinister and satisfying tunes. He is “one of the few singers and lyricists today who know that rock ‘n’ roll is built on a mix of menace and dark humor” (Los Angeles Times).

Found in 1996 by Homme, Queens of the Stone Age arose from the ashes of influential underground heavy rock act Kyuss, debuting with a self-titled album two years later. Working with a loose confederation of likeminded friends and guests, Homme and Queens have release a steady stream of LPs since, including the bestselling Rated R and Songs For the Deaf. The band’s hits like “Feel Good Hit of the Summer,” “The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret” and the Grammy-nominated “No One Knows,” as well as their energetic live shows, have made them international stars.

Released in 2013, Queens of the Stone Age’s epic …Like Clockwork is the band’s sixth album and, by critical consensus, arguably their best work. The New York Times writes …Like Clockwork is “about a man at the border of life and death, with everything at stake, and that’s exactly how it sounds.” It is likely to appear on many best of 2013 lists. “Surrendering to its strange charms could be one of the smartest decisions you make this year,” wrote Alternative Press.



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