Queens Of The Stone Age

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Queens of the Stone Age (formed 1997) Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band that formed in the Palm Desert area of California.

Formation & Early Years: Queens of the Stone Age started out with the name Gamma Ray. However, an existing heavy metal band in Germany had already claimed that name and forced them to change it.

The main line-up of the band consist of Josh Homme (formerly of Kyuss), Matt Cameron (formerly of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam), John McBain (formerly of Monster magnet) and Van Conner (formerly of Screaming Trees). The band's debut gig is thought to have been in November 1997, at the OK Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The band had already released a two-track EP named 'Gamma Ray' and went on to release a split EP with Kyuss, which was the band's first official release under the new name.

Queens of the Stone Age's debut album was released on Loose Groove Records (Man's Ruin also released the album on vinyl). The eponymous album was originally supposed to feature Screaming Trees front man Mark Lanegan on vocals but Lanegan was unable to commit to the project.

Shortly after recording the album, Nick Oliveri and Dave Catching joined the band and touring began.

Breakthrough: In 2000, the band released Rated R. At this point, Homme and Oliveri were the core members of the band and a number of contributors were involved, including Chris Goss, Nick Lucero and Judas Priest singer Rob Halford.

The single 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer' raised the band's international profile and the album was well received, critically. Queens of the Stone Age opened shows for bands such as Hole and Foo Fighters, as well as earning a slot at Ozzfest 2000. The next year, Mark Lanegan joined the band, until 2005.

In 2002, Queens of the Stone Age released Songs for the Deaf, with Dave Grohl (of Nirvana and Foo Fighters) now drumming for the band. They were also joined by Troy Van Leeuwen of A Perfect Circle. When Grohl eventually left the band, he was replaced by Joey Castillo of Danzig. The album was a huge success and achieved gold status. In January 2004, however, Josh Homme fired Nick Oliveri from the band.

The band's fourth studio album, Lullabies to Paralyze was released in 2005. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top appeared on the album and Lanegan appeared on the record, as well as the supporting tour as when his schedule allowed it. Despite being leaked onto the internet before its official release, the album still went to number five in the Billboard chart - the highest position for any Queens of the Stone Age album.

In May 2005, Will Ferrell invited the band to play on Saturday Night Live. Ferrell played the cowbell during 'Little Sister.'

Over the Years and Through the Woods, a live DVD and album package was released in November 2005, featuring performances from London as well as rare videos of songs written since the band's inception. During their tour with Nine Inch Nails, NIN's guitarist Aaron North played onstage with Queens of the Stone Age.

In July 2007, Queens of the Stone Age released Era Vulgaris, with Michael Shuman and Dean Fertita taking over touring duties on bass guitar and keyboards, respectively.

In August 2008, Queens of the Stone Age hosted a concert at the Henry Fonda theatre, in celebration of the life of Natasha Shneider, who had died of cancer. They were joined, at the concert, by Brody Dalle, PJ Harvey, Matt Cameron and Jack Black amongst others.



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Queens Of The Stoneage and Josh Homme - Reading Festival 2014 - Day 1 - Performances - Reading, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd August 2014

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Queens Of The Stone Age and Joshua Homme - Rock in Rio Lisboa held at Parque da Bela Vista - Day 3 - Performances - Lisbon, Portugal - Friday 30th May 2014

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


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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 Romance frontman, who will play his first live shows as a solo artists at this year’s dual mega-event. Gerard Way’s iconic band had recently become defunct after mutually deciding to lay the group to bed. The multi-million record selling giants of emo rock recently released a greatest hits album entitled May Death Never Stop You but have failed to announce any farewell tour dates, much to the chagrin of their huge and loyal fanbase.

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Gerard Way Is Heading to Leeds and Reading

His Reading and Leeds performances will herald a new chapter in the singer’s career as he puts the finishing touches on an eagerly-awaited solo album, the direction of which is still shrouded in mystery. The musician and prolific comic book artist has directed fans to his new website, which features a brief snippet of an as-yet unnamed song.

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Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Posted on 11 March 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Outkast Confirmed For Way Out West 2014

Posted on 06 March 2014

Outkast Confirmed For Way Out West 2014

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


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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 with a feast of big name acts that will take to Coachella’s sun soaked stage. From the relatively new wave makers like Lorde and Bastille to heavyweights such as Muse and of course the reunited Outkast there is something for everyone in the Californian sun. In order to really whet your appetite, we’re running down the 10 acts you simply cannot afford to miss at this year’s Coachella Festival.

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

Posted on 29 January 2014

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

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


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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 organisers. The NIN frontman had been playing live with his band, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham when the closing credits began to roll on the televised coverage, effectively cutting of the unique performance from millions of fans.

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Trent Reznor Unleashed His Fury On The Grammys Organisers After His Performance Was Cut.

"Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F**K YOU guys," a disgruntled Reznor tweeted after learning of the Grammys producers' decision to curtail the live coverage. Rock fans watching the show were similarly outraged and sent a barrage of tweets directed at the Grammys organisers. The supergroup had already instilled awe with a rendition of NIN's 'Copy of A' when the rock legends' performance was cut short mid-way through the recent QOTSA hit 'My God Is The Sun.'

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Grammys Finale: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham Announced


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Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham have all been announced to play at the finale of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.

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Nine Inch Nails Have Been Confirmed To Play At The Grammys This Year.

Such a gathering of alt-rock icons will represent a Grammys first for QOTSA and Nine Inch Nails, true rock 'n' roll leviathans. "We're incredibly excited about this number," Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement, via SPIN. "There's nothing better than when the Grammys can rock out, and to have these artists all together on one stage, doing a number that, when they presented it to us, knocked us out, is going to turn out to be one of those Grammy moments that people talk about for a long time. Long live Trent, Josh, Dave and Lindsey and these great bands!" Ehrlich added.

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Arctic Monkeys And Haim Lead NME Awards Nominations


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Arctic Monkeys are looking set to be the stars of the show at this year's NME Awards after the newly-released nominees list shows the British rockers sitting atop a pile of nominations higher than any other artist. The Sheffield group are up for an impressive eight awards this year and are only rivalled by Californian sister group Haim, who have gathered six, according to NME.

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Arctic Monkeys Are Leading The NME Awards Nominations.

The band's fifth studio album, AM, rocketed to the top of the charts and has earned Mercury Music Prize and Brit Awards nominations, as well as critical acclaim. The R&B-inspired album faces competition in the Best Album category from Queens Of The Stone Age's ...Like Clockwork, In Love by Peace, Kanye West's Yeezus, Savages' Silence Yourself and Drenge's self-titled debut.

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OutKast, Muse And Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014


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Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This week the full line-up for the latest incarnation of the ever-popular festival was announced, with the bill yet another feast for the eyes (and eventually the ears too).

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Big Boi and Andre 3000 will reunited for the headline performance

Eight years since their last album and eventual hiatus, Outkast will reform to headline the first day of the festival, which will kick start on the weekend of 11-13 April. The Grammy-winning hip-hop duo will be joined on the first day by fellow returnees The Knife, who released their first album in seven years - the acclaimed Shaking the Habitual - in 2013 and The Replacements, who reformed in 2012. Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, A$AP Ferg, Bryan Ferry, DJ Falcon and many others will also appear on the first day.

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Ben Walton's Top 10 Albums Of 2013


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Ben Walton's Top Albums Of 2013

This top ten leans more on the rock end of the spectrum but there are also a few curve balls in there. Honourable mentions go to some big bands who put out great albums (Pearl Jam, Suede) which were omitted to make room for some smaller bands who I feel are deserving of the exposure. Without further ado and in reverse order:

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Josh Homme and Queens Of The Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age performing at the Hydro in Glasgow - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th November 2013

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Josh Homme and Queens Of The Stone Age
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Josh Homme and Queens Of The Stone Age

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Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age and Richard Branson Saturday 29th March 2008 Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age performing live in concert as part of Richard Branson's Sydney V Festival Sydney, Australia

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Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age and Richard Branson
Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age and Richard Branson
Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age and Richard Branson
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Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age and Richard Branson
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