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Below is our complete Queens Of The Stone Age news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Download 2013

The organizers of the Download festival have announced a further six additions to next year's edition of the event, which will be headlined by Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The new names include legends such as Motorhead and Alice In Chains, as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Gaslight Anthem and Finnish outfit, H.I.M.

The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th-16th and will be the eleventh year of the festival. The lineup is presently as follows:

Slipknot (Headliner)
Iron Maiden (Headliner)
Rammstein (Headliner)
Alice In Chains
The Gaslight Anthem
H.I.M.
Motorhead
Thirty Seconds To Mars

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Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age Bassist Fights Police

TMZ.com is reporting that former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri (also in Kyuss Lives!, formerly of Kyuss) was involved in a standoff with Los Angeles area SWAT officers on the evening of July 12, 2011 at his personal residence.

Cops were called to the home of 39-year-old Nick Oliveri after a neighbor called 911 to report a domestic disturbance between the man and his girlfriend. The girlfriend, who was unnamed, told police the rocker struck her during an argument the day before and she had come back to the home to collect her stuff so she could move out. That's when the two got into another heated argument and the former Queens of the Stone Age bassist had locked themselves inside the duplex. When cops arrived, Oliveri refused to allow cops inside the residence and would not let his girlfriend leave.

A SWAT team was then called to the home and a standoff ensued. After two hours, Nick finally agreed to let his girlfriend leave the apartment and two hours later finally giving himself up without further incident. When police searched the residence they found one high powered rifle which was fully loaded.

Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence. He has since been released after posting $100,000 bail.

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Soundgarden Announces Full North American Tour

American grunge pioneers Soundgarden have revealed the the full set of dates for its upcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek is set to come from Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues - with their corresponding opening acts - below.

With Coheed And Cambria:
07/02 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/03 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
07/05 Ottawa, ON – LeBreton Flats Park
07/06 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/08 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
07/09 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/10 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center For The Performing Arts

With The Mars Volta:
07/12 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/14 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
07/16 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
07/18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
07/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
07/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

With Queens Of The Stone Age, Meat Puppets:
07/29 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

With Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, Meat Puppets:
07/30 George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

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Queens Of The Stone Age Announces Euro Tour

American hard rock act Queens Of The Stone Age has announced that the band will embark on a European run of small club shows this coming spring during which it will perform the 1998 self-titled debut in its entirety along with some B-sides and rarities. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

05/02 Cologne, GER – E-Werk
05/03 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
05/04 Groningen, NET – Oostersport
05/06 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
05/07 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum
05/08 Copenhagen – Vega
05/10 Munich, GER – TonHalle
05/11 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
05/12 Graz, AUT – Schlossberg Castle
05/14 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
05/15 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso
05/17 London , UK – Roundhouse
05/19 Dublin, IRE – Olympia
05/20 Glasgow, UK – Academy
05/21 Manchester, UK – Academy
05/23 Paris, FRA – Olympia
05/24 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
05/25 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
05/26 Dudingden, SWI – Kilbi (Festival)
05/28 Budapest, HUN – Petofi Hall
05/29 Prague, CZE – KC Vltavska
05/30 Warsaw, POL – Stodola

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Queens Of The Stone Age Announces Club Tour

American hard rock act Queens Of The Stone Age has announced that the band will embark on a run of small club shows this coming spring during which it will perform the 1998 self-titled debut in its entirety along with some B-sides and rarities. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Mar. 18 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Mar. 19 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
Mar. 20 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Mar. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Mar. 23 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Mar. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Mar. 25 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Mar. 26 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Mar. 27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Mar. 29 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Mar. 30 - Cleveland OH - House Of Blues
Mar. 31 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue
Apr. 01 - Chicago, IL - The Riv
Apr. 02 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
Apr. 04 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Apr. 05 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 06 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Apr. 08 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Apr. 11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

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More Soundwave "Sideshows" Announced

Metal Obsession reports that a number of new off-date "sideshows" by bands on Australia's Soundwave festival have been announced. These upcoming side shows include performances from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (no supports announced as of yet), BRING ME THE HORIZON (with Amity Affliction and Asking Axelandria) and PRIMUS (with The Melvins) who are currently on this years Soundwave festival roster, among other metal and hard rock heavyweights, which include IRON MAIDEN, DIMMU BORGIR and SLAYER.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE recently announced sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney to coincide with the current Soundwave festival tour coming this March. The sideshow events will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and on Thursday,March 3rd at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne.

BRING ME THE HORIZON along with AMITY AFFLICTION and ASKING ALEXANDRIA have announced sideshows for Thursday, March 1st at the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney and on Wednesday, March 2nd at the Hifi Bar in Melbourne.

PRIMUS and THE MELVINS will be playing in Sydney on Monday, February 28th at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and Thursday, March 3rd at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. Primus/Melvins sideshow for Melbourne is currently on sale.

Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, January 14th at 9am through all respected outlets.

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Mondo Generator Postpones U.S. Tour Dates

Mondo Generator, featuring Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures), Happy Tom (Turbonegro) and Marc Diamond (The Dwarves), has announced that they are postponing their current U.S. tour until December. Here's the update from the band:

"Mondo Generator have had to postpone their current US tour. The band are very sorry about this and would like to apologize to all involved; The shows will be rescheduled to run in December and January. New dates will be announced shortly."

The affected tour dates are as follows:

Wed August 4th - Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Fri August 6th - Dante's, Portland, OR (USA)
Sat August 7th - Studio 7, Seattle, WA (USA)
Mon August 9th - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Wed August 11th - 3 Kings Tavern, Denver, CO (USA)
Thu August 12th - Riot Room, Kansas City, MO (USA)
Fri August 13th - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN (USA)
Sat August 14th - Frequency, Madison WI (USA)
Sun August 15th - Double Door, Chicago, IL (USA)
Mon August 16th - Southgate House, Newport KY (USA)
Tue August 17th - Smalls, Hamtramck MI (USA)
Wed August 18th - Bug Jar, Rochester NY (USA)
Thu August 19th - Santos, New York, NY (USA)
Fri August 20th - Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA (USA)
Sat August 21st - Northn Star Bar, Philadelphia PA (USA)
Sun August 22nd - 37th & Zen, Norfolk VA (USA)
Tue August 24th - Casbah @ Trenton Music Hall, Charlotte NC (USA)
Wed August 25th - Stella Blue, Asheville NC (USA)
Thu August 26th - Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis TN (USA)
Fri Augsut 27th - The Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK (USA)
Sat August 28th - Emo's, Austin TX (USA)
Sun August 29th - Skillman Street Bar, Dallas, TX (USA)
Tue August 31st - Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM (USA)
Thu September 2nd - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

The band's new single, "Dog Food" dropped on August 10th.

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Iron Maiden To Headline Soundwave 2011

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Weedeater Announces US Tour Dates

North Carolina sludge metal band WEEDEATER has announced a string of Midwestern and Southeastern US tour dates for late January into early February. Two of the dates will feature the band's stripped-down, acoustic, two-piece bass and banjo persona, known as BARSTUL, supporting Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age). The confirmed dates are listed below, and as always with this band, more dates are to be announced shortly.

WEEDEATER will enter Steve Albini's Electric Audio studio in Chicago this month to being tracking their next full-length record for Southern Lord Records, due out later this year. More...

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Them Crooked Vultures Announces U.K. Tour

Them Crooked Vultures, the upergroup featuring Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Foo Fighters leader/former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman/former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme, has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom which will kick off this December.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 10 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilions
December 11 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
December 13 - Blackpool, UK - Empress Ballroom
December 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
December 15 - Edinburgh, UK - O2 Academy
December 17 - London, UK - HMV Hammersmith Apollo

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Just For Fun

RickRoll w/ "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up"

Thanks to DJ Morgoth, you can now Rickroll your friends with only half the suckitude, by linking to his latest mashup video for "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up," which you can see below.

You can also download an MP3 of the song here.

If that intrigues you, you may be interested in downloading DJ Morgoth's "MetalMashMix 2009" - a single MP3 containing mashups of the following tracks:

1. Wu-Tang Clan vs. System Of A Down vs. Nine Inch Nails vs. Queens Of The Stone Age - Shame on a Bootlegga [ToToM]
2. Lady Gaga vs. Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Dance (Bullet For Lady Gaga) [DJ Schmolli]
3. Gorillaz vs. Rage Against The Machine - Dare to Testify [ToToM]
4. Rage Against The Machine vs. Shaggy - Killing Boombastic [DJ Zebra]
5. Metallica vs. Panjabi MC - Metallica Goes To Punjab [Wax Audio]
6. Pain vs. Black Sabbath - I'm Going Paranoid [DJ Morgoth]
7. The Prodigy vs. Judas Priest - You've Got Another Firestarter Comin' [DJ Morgoth]
8. Gorillaz vs. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades Feels Good [DJ Morgoth]
9. Ray Parker Jr. vs. AC/DC - ThunderBusters [Wax Audio]
10. Bryan Adams vs. Metallica - Enter You [Wax Audio]

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"Rock Band: Metal Track Pack" Details Revealed

A standalone metal-themed track pack for the "Rock Band" videogame series will be released on October 13th. The outing, dubbed "Rock Band: Metal Track Pack," will see a release at retail stores on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii and will feature the following track listing:

1. All That Remains - "Two Weeks"
2. At the Gates - "Blinded By Fear"
3. Black Tide - "Shockwave"
4. Blue Oyster Cult - "Transmaniacon MC"
5. Bullet For My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
6. Children of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
7. Evile - "Thrasher"
8. Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
9. The Haunted - "D.O.A."
10. Hawkwind - "Master Of The Universe"
11. I Mother Earth - "Levitate"
12. In This Moment - "Forever"
13. Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance"
14. Lacuna Coil - "Closer"
15. Lamb Of God - "Laid to Rest"
16. Motorhead - "Killed by Death"
17. Nazareth - "Hair Of the Dog"
18. Queens of the Stone Age - "3's & 7's"
19. Rage Against The Machine - "Bulls On Parade"
20. Yngwie Malmsteen - "Red Devil"

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Them Crooked Vultures Posts New Song Sample

Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that consists of former Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, has posted a short snippet of the song, "Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I" online. You can check it out by heading to this location.

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Official Guitar Hero: Van Halen Trailer Posted

The official trailer for the forthcoming new video game, "Guitar Hero: Van Halen" has been posted online via YouTube. You can check it out below. The game will be released in stores on December 22nd through Activision.

The tracklisting for the game is as follows:

"Ain't Talkin Bout Love"
"And The Cradle Will Rock"
"Atomic Punk"
"Beautiful Girls"
"Cathedral" (solo)
"Dance The Night Away"
"Eruption" (solo)
"Everybody Wants Some"
"Feel Your Love Tonight"
"Hang "Em High"
"Hear About It Later"
"Hot For Teacher"
"Ice Cream Man"
"I'm The One"
"Jamie"s Cryin"
"Jump"
"Little Guitars"
"Loss Of Control"
"Mean Street"
"Panama"
"Pretty Woman"
"Romeo Delight"
"Running With The Devil"
"So This Is Love"
"Somebody Get Me A Doctor"
"Spanish Fly" (solo)
"Unchained"
"You Really Got Me"

Tracks from other bands:

ALTER BRIDGE - "Come To Life"
BILLY IDOL - "White Wedding"
BLINK-182 - "First Date"
DEEP PURPLE -- "Space Truckin"
FOO FIGHTERS - "Best Of You"
FOREIGNER - "Double Vision"
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE- "Stacy's Mom"
JIMMY EAT WORLD- "Pain"
JUDAS PRIEST - "Painkiller"
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - "The End Of Heartache"
LENNY KRAVITZ - "Rock And Roll Is Dead"
QUEEN - "I Want It All"
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Sick, Sick, Sick"
TENACIOUS D - "Master Exploder"
THE CLASH - "Safe European Home"
THE OFFSPRING - "Pretty Fly For A White Guy"
THIRD EYE BLIND - "Semi-Charmed Life"
WEEZER - "Dope Nose"
YELLOWCARD - "The Takedown" More...

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Them Crooked Vultures To Release Debut Album Soon

Them Crooked Vultures, the rock supergroup featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot) and Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), will release their debut album, "Never Deserved The Future," in November of this year. More details are expected to be revealed shortly.

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Guitar Hero: Van Halen Tracklisting Revealed

The full tracklisting for the forthcoming, "Guitar Hero: Van Halen" video game has been revealed and features a huge selection of songs from the rock legends themselves as well as tracks from bands such as Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage and Deep Purple. The game will be released on December 22nd.

The tracklisting is as follows: More...

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Led Zeppelin Bassist Forms New Supergroup

Reports are coming in that John Paul Jones, best known as the bass player for the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has formed a new band with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles Of Death Metal.) There are no further details at this time.

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Mondo Generator To Tour Australia For First Time

After spending the early nineties as bass player in Kyuss and the early years of this decade alongside Josh Homme in Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Oliveri is finally bringing his own band The Mondo Generator to Australia for the first time to play three shows in August.

Originally formed by Oliveri and former Kyuss band mates Brant Bjork and Josh Homme in 1997, The Mondo Generator was initially intended to be a side project. The group's classic "Cocaine Rodeo" album was recorded that same year, but shelved until it was released to in 2000. The Mondo Generator returned with "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" in 2003 and then last year unleased their third full length "Dead Planet."

Following mainstream success with Queens of the Stone Age that included top ten albums and a Triple J Hottest 100 number one position here in Australia, Oliveri split with his Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Josh Homme after an Australian tour in 2004.

On the eve of the release of "Dead Planet," Oliveri declared "Mondo Generator is not a side-project anymore, I used to do Mondo every now and then on spare time and now it's my first choice. All other bands I play in have become my side-project, so in other words my mistress has now become my wife."

Recorded by producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, System Of A Down) at Dave Grohl's Studio 606, "Dead Planet" was praised by critics across the world and left no doubt in many of their minds where the danger in the sounds of earlier Queens Of The Stone Age albums had gone. Speaking on the album Oliveri states "It's a rock n' roll record played by a rock n' roll band."

Australia now gets the chance to experience that rock n roll band live for the first time when Nick Oliveri brings The Mondo Generator to Australia: More...

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Josh Homme Recorded Yelling At Crowd Member

Josh Homme, vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age, was filmed yelling and throwing an object at someone in the crowd at the Norwegian Wood festival in Oslo, Norway. The incidient was an apparent retaliation because the person in the crowd threw something at Homme before the video started. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Thousands Evacuated From QOTSA Show

AAP reports that thousands of fans were forced to temporarily evacuate a concert by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE in Hobart, Australia Friday night (April 4) when a stage light overheated, filling the venue with smoke.

Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) said the Hobart City Hall was cleared just before the band was due to take to the stage.

"The evacuation of the packed out venue was achieved with minimal effort that was made a lot easier by the cooperation of the patrons and abundance of emergency exit doors in the hall," the TFS said.

Fans waited on the footpath while firefighters fixed the problem — the light had overheated, melting its cover.

The concert began about 20 minutes late.

"The Tasmania Fire Service commends the concert patrons on their cooperation in vacating the premises quickly, allowing the source of the smoke to be rectified and the concert to get underway without much of a delay," the TFS said.

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