If you didn’t know that Queens of the Stone Age was one of the DOPEST ROCK Bands to come to fruition in the last 20 years, now you know. This is not so much a blog, but more of a heads up! QOTSA are back with this one — Feeling It!!! In search of new music two days ago, I came across this Billboard article and review.
Do I go in to a whole thing about how their music marks a period of my life liken to that of The Beatles, James Brown, Rick James, Prince, Chicago or the Motown Sound… Naahh
AN EXCERPT FROM BILLBOARD:
Much has changed for Queens of the Stone Age during the six-year interim between “Era Vulgaris” and the new LP “…Like Clockwork.” The band has been rebuilt yet again, with bassist Michael Shuman (Wires on Fire, Mini Mansions) and multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (the Waxwings, the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather) weighing in as full-time members and drummer Joey Castillo leaving while the new album was in motion (Dave Grohl took up the slack for five of the 10 tracks). It’s arguably the most potent lineup since Josh Homme put QOTSA together in 1996, and it’s embellished on the band’s sixth studio album by guests such as Elton John, Trent Reznor, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and QOTSA alumnus Nick Oliveri. “…Like Clockwork” has been a work in progress since August of 2012, and fans are surely primed for a royal return that they’re expecting to be well worth the wait.
The new Queens of the Stone Age album is in stores now on Matador.
for the LOVE of FUNKIN’ ROCK