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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
In an era when METALLICA and PANTERA were the biggest metal bands in the world, legendary Palm Desert generator soldiers KYUSS were too metal for the grunge crowd and too rock for most headbangers. "We were totally against those bands," former KYUSS guitarist Josh Homme (currently the frontman of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) told Decibel magazine. "And really, the amount of shit that METALLICA borrowed from us is frustrating. It was strange."
KYUSS famously opened for METALLICA in Australia in 1993. METALLICA's soundman promised KYUSS they'd have a full PA during their set but quickly changed his mind after KYUSS plugged in and turned on. "We douched them," Homme laughed. "On a frequency spectrum, we were like a brick wall until you hit the high end — and then there was no high end. I mean, high end if not fun for anybody; you don't party with high end." Years later, Homme was playing with QUEENS at Slim's in San Francisco, high on escsasy and being interviewed about his METALLICA experience. "This guy I knew was making a movie about METALLICA, and I was trying so hard not to say something negative. I think I talked about the rider or something, and then I said meeting them was like meeting George Bush. My eyes must've been spinning."
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the 'Saw II' soundtrack, released Tuesday (October 25). The album features music from bloodsimple, Opiate for the Masses, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.
The MuDvAyNe track "Forget To Remember" has been picked as the first single from SAW II, the companion album to the upcoming Lion's Gate thriller. The band headlines a blockbuster lineup that includes Queens of the Stone Age, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Bloodsimple, Papa Roach and more.
In addition, MuDvAyNe recently shot an eye-popping video with SAW II director Darren Bousman that incorporates footage from the highly anticipated film. "Forget To Remember" can also be heard over the film's initial end titles. Says Bousman: "To have talents like MuDvAyNe and Queens of The Stone Age - both amazing bands, and both bands I've listened to for years - featured on this soundtrack is a thrill."
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The Distillers' Brody Dalle is probably capable of fighting her own battles, but it must be comforting for her to know that her boyfriend, Josh Homme, takes abuse towards women very, very seriously.
In fact, the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman told BBC Radio 1 Wednesday that he fired the band's bassist, Nick Oliveri, after discovering Oliveri had physically abused his girlfriend (or so Homme alleges). More...
According to Billboard.com, today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include tomorrow's planned gig in Hyde Park by QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, which has been postponed until July 15, and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's scheduled shows tonight at London's Somerset House and Camden's Koko, which have both been postponed; a new date has yet to be announced. "The band's hearts go out to everyone affected by this horrible attack," reads a message on QOTSA's official web site.
Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme pleaded no contest when he appeared in court, charged with assaulting Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia at the Dragonfly Club in Los Angeles last November. He's been put on probation for 36 months, ordered to do community service with the Hollywood Beautification Team, enter a 60-day residential drug/alcohol rehabilitation programme, complete a level three anger-management class, foot all of Dahlia's legal and medical bills, and stay 100 yards away from the singer.
NINE INCH NAILS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows;
Sep. 16 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
Sep. 17 - Tucson, AZ - TCC Arena
Sep. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - America West Arena
Sep. 20 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Sep. 23 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
Sep. 24 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
Sep. 26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
Sep. 28 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
Sep. 30 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Coliseum
Oct. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - E Center
Oct. 05 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Arena
Oct. 07 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Oct. 08 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena
Oct. 11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 13 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
Oct. 14 - St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center
Oct. 16 - San Antonio, TX - SBC Center
Oct. 17 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena
Oct. 19 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Oct. 21 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Arena
Oct. 22 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Office Depot Center
Oct. 25 - Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre
Oct. 27 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
Oct. 29 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival
Oct. 31 - Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nov. 02 - Washington, DC - MCI Center
Nov. 03 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
MTV.com reports that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme has pleaded no contest to assaulting DWARVES singer Blag Dahlia during an altercation at Los Angeles' Dragonfly club in November 2004. On May 23, Homme was put on probation for 36 months, and was ordered to do community service with the Hollywood Beautification Team, enter a 60-day residential drug/alcohol rehabilitation program, complete a level three anger-management class, foot all of Dahlia's legal and medical bills, and stay 100 yards away from the singer, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
According to a posting at NIN.com, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will be supporting NINE INCH NAILS on their fall 2005 North American tour. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming weeks.
In other news, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will be embarking on an Australian tour in late July. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jul. 21 - Sydney, AUS - Enmore Theatre
Jul. 22 - Sydney, AUS - Enmore Theatre
Jul. 23 - Byron Bay, AUS - Splendour in the Grass
Jul. 25 - Melbourne, AUS - Palace
Jul. 26 - Melbourne, AUS - Palace
Jul. 27 - Perth, AUS - Metropolis
Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme has recorded a cover of Queens's 'Stone Cold Crazy' with Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider of QOTSA. This cover is expected to be included on an upcoming Queen tribute album, due out on Hollywood Records.
'Stone Cold Crazy' was previously covered by Metallica in the early 90's and included on an Electra Records collection.
A post on the Queens Of The Stone Age website says the video for the single "In My Head" will resemble "Italian porn."
The band wrapped the first leg of their North American tour last week (with the surprising return of Mark Lanegan) and are shooting the new video this week. NME.com reports the video will look similar to the White Stripes clip for "Fell In Love With A Girl." Though how that resembles Italian Porn is a mystery.
On the band's official website, someone called Dr. Insider (possibly Josh Homme) said that from what he has been told, the video will contain "many examples of failed attempts to control your lust and how there is no device that can fulfill or replace the object of obsession."
The video, the second to be released from "Lullabies To Paralyze," will be directed by Associates In Science' — better known as Adam Levite, who has done videos for Beck, Interpol and Radiohead.
Along with the new video, plans for an upcoming QOTSA DVD is said to be in the works as the Insider said he/she heard many ideas being contemplated during a backstage meeting at the Fonda Theatre.
The tentative release date, according to the site, should be sometime in November and it will feature "never-before-seen stupidity."
Europe is losing out on some quality time with Queens Of The Stone Age. The band was forced to postpone the remainder of their Euro mini-tour after frontman Josh Homme became ill in his hotel room. Homme was initially told he had the flu, but — since that’s usually only a big deal for 80-year-olds and Michael Jackson — continued playing shows. Unfortunately he had been misdiagnosed, and soon discovered he had a serious lung infection after he began coughing up blood.
The band made a colourful statement on their website, explaining how seriously they take any postponement. "We’ve toured with everything from broken ankles to bruised livers, but simply weren’t prepared for this relentless attack of teeming bacteria," the message says. "Our fans know that we ain’t pussies and this is an obvious downer for everyone involved."
They also told all the unlucky Europeans with tickets to hold on to them for the moment, insisting that the band would return for a series of make-up dates. "And when we do, we’ll have something special for all of you with an un-ripped ticket," they write. "We ain’t in the habit of cancelling, and we don’t forget."
Currently, Homme is recovering in the U.S. Since there’s no indication of how long that might take, it’s up in the air whether his illness could affect the upcoming North American dates, which were scheduled to kick off March 15 in Texas. This leg of the tour also includes several Canadian stops.
One surefire way to hear the band, however, will be on their new disc, "Lullabies To Paralyze," due out March 22.
Queens Of The Stone Age are out with the video to their new single 'Little Sister'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.
Queens Of The Stone Age will have an as-yet unannounced song featured in the upcoming videogame adaptation of the movie "The Warriors" which is currently being worked on by Rockstar Games.
In other news, the Queens Of The Stone Age are expected to make a "major summer tour announcement" shortly.
Queens Of The Stone Age are to release new album 'Lullabies To Paralyze' on vinyl. It'll be made available through Rekords Rekords, which is owned by QOTSA's Josh Homme. The are also plans for some special vinyl collector's items relating to the band.
Queens Of The Stone Age are to release a song called 'Little Sister' as the first single from new album 'Lullabies To Paralyze'. The single should be out at the end of January, with the album due in March.
Queens Of The Stone Age are to call their new album 'Lullabies To Paralyze'. Due out in March, it features guest appearances from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Brody Dalle (Distillers) Shirley Manson (Garbage) and Chris Goss.
Queens Of The Stone Age have set "Lullabies to Paralyze" as the title of their new album, tentatively due on March 22, 2005 via Interscope. "I know March may seem far off (to me anyway), but when the creative engine is chugging at full steam, it's hard to stop," guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen writes on the group's web site. "In other words, songs are still being recorded as we speak. We've just put the finishing touches on 'The Fun Machine Took A Shit & Died', which I think is a good title for a tune so strange. The session started out relatively normal, but then took a turn for the bizarre, once longtime friends Dean Ween, Chris Goss and Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes scarred this song with their musical branding irons."
The group's first album since the departure of bassist Nick Oliveri is expected to include additional guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle. Eleven's Alain Johannes is believed to be playing bass during the sessions. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Don't Need a Name" and "The Fun Machine Took a Shit & Died".
Mudvayne's new track "Determined" will be featured on the upcoming Need for Speed Underground 2 video game, which will be released on November 15, 2004 by EA Games for the Playstation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PC-CD and Game Boy Advance systems. The in-game soundtrack also includes Ministry, Helmet, Skindred, Snapcase, Queens of the Stone Age and X-zibit, among many others. Check out the complete track-listing and more here.
Check out the November Portfolio of the Month which features photos from the recent "Determined" video shoot in NYC.
Queens Of The Stone Age are to record tWo new songs next month for their eagerly anticipated album. These are called 'Don't Need A Name' and 'The Fun Machine Took A Shit & Died'. The as-yet untitled album is due out in March.