Queens Of The Stone Age Bring The House Down During 'Letterman' Show [Video]

Queens of the Stone Age brought their desert rock stylings to the Ed Sullivan Theater this weekend to play some new material from their sixth studio album ...Like Clockwork. Josh Homme and co. played through a three-song set between the chatter on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday (June 14), playing new tracks 'If I Had A Tail' and 'Vampyre Of Time And Memory' as well as the lead single from the album, 'My God Is The Sun.'

Watch QOTSA perform 'My God Is The Sun' on Letterman

...Like Clockwork is the band's most successful chart performance in the band's relatively long career and is a worthy accomplishment for a band of their calibre. The album currently sits at the top of the Billboard 200 chart and is seeing similar success abroad too, reaching the one spot on Australia and Ireland's respective album charts and just missing out on the number one spot in the UK. And it all could have been missed too, with the follow-up to 2007's Era Vulgaris coming after numerous band fall-outs - including the departure of long-time drummer Joey Castillo and Homme's near-epiphany that almost led to his departure from music - and recording issues that severely hampered the existence of the album. The album has also been met with critical acclaim across the board, with some praising the the band's diversity and many seeing it as the band's return to form.

It isn't just Homme and co. that's to thank for the success though, as the album has more than it's fair share of famous faces on it. Once again proving his worth to the band, Dave Grohl has stepped behind the drums for a number of songs again, and Alex Turner has provided his help on vocals and lyrics on a song or two. If that wasn't enough, Elton John even makes an appearance on the album and NIN's Trent Reznor was also on hand to help out on the tracks 'Kalopsia' and 'Fairweather Friends.'

Video for 'If I Had A Tail'

One person who did see the album's success coming was Elton John, who said before the album came out earlier this month that his collaboration with the band was one of the best moments in his musical career. "I've never really played on a record with a rock band like that and for me it was one of the most exciting things I've ever done," John Said, before boldly adding, "I think it's probably the best rock album by any band in about five or six years."

...Like Clockwork is available to buy and download now.

Watch 'Vampyre Of Time And Memory' Live

Josh Homme Soundwave
Homme nearly quit music during the recording ot the album

Josh Homme Face
If he did, we may have never seen this facial expression


Tags: Queens Of The Stone Age - David Letterman


More Queens Of The Stone Age

Leeds and Reading Festival Line Up: Gerard Way Among The Additions

The latest additions to this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced and amongst the fresh batch of acts is the former My Chemical...

Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014

Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take...

Sharon Van Etten, Tinariwen, Mac DeMarco And More Added To Way Out West 2014 Line-Up

The festival takes place 7th - 9th August in Gothenburg, Sweden with Outkast, Röyksopp & Robyn, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, Neutral Milk...

New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-Up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

The organizers of Sziget have announced a new list of names, already confirmed for the 2014 event. At the 'Island of Freedom' The Prodigy, Lily...


As Paramore and QOTSA Join Line Up, A Look At The Reading and Leeds Headliners

The final headliners for Reading and Leeds have been announced and for the first time ever festival goers will be treated to four headline acts...

Coachella Festival 2014: Your Guide To This Year's Lineup

The Coachella festival always manages to bring out the big names for its annual two weekend spectacular in April. This year, organizers have outdone themselves...

Primavera Sound 2014 Announce Full Line Up Including Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age And More

Primavera Sound has just revealed the full line up of its fourteenth edition, distributed from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June, through their film...

Trent Reznor Slams Grammys With A "Heartfelt F**k You" After Performance Cut-Off

Trent Reznor has voiced his extreme disappointment after his performance with Nine Inch Nails at last night's Grammy Awards was cut short by the ceremony's...



Queens Of The Stone Age Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Queens Of The Stone Age

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All