Holy wow: Looks like Dave Grohl and Josh Homme are doing something together in Chicago next Sunday, at midnight, at the not-all-that-large Metro. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. CT. Is there any way to camp out on the Internet? Because I would recommend doing so, if you want to get a ticket to this particular performance. [eTix via Metro] More »
On this day in 1958, the patent for the Lego brick was filed. Of course, pop music’s most important use of the toy brick came when Michel Gondry released his video for the White Stripes‘ “Fell In Love With A Girl,” but what about the amateur Lego artistes? The guys toiling over each frame in their basements to perfectly sync their efforts up with a Rammstein track? Today is their day to shine.
Natasha Shneider, who played keyboards and sang with the band Eleven and collaborated with Queens of the Stone Age and Chris Cornell, died of cancer yesterday. “She was a brilliant, beautiful, and ballsy woman who will be missed deeply by all those who knew her. Send your loving thoughts her way in the universe,” wrote frequent collaborator Troy Van Leeuwen. Shneider and her husband Alain Johannes founded Eleven with former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons in 1990, and the band recorded five albums and toured with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age–all groups that members of Eleven would eventually collaborate with or join. Shneider’s colorful career also included playing a cosmonaut in 2010: The Year We Make Contact and recording a song for the Catwoman soundtrack. Some clips from her career below.
Josh Homme’s 102-degree-fever-fueled tirade against a bottle-throwing concertgoer, which included the epithet “little chickenshit faggot” and threats of buggery, inspired many a comment-thread debate over whether or not Homme was a homophobe, whether or not the kid who threw the bottle was an asshole anyway, whether or not Homme is devolving into Axl Rose Mach 2.0, etc., etc. Well, Josh has responded, and not only did he take a page from one of our commenters and invoke the name of Bill Hicks, he used some really unpleasant Porta-Potty-related metaphors!
While Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme probably didn’t enjoy having a bottle thrown at him during his band’s performance at the Norwegian Wood festival in Oslo, I’m not sure it warrants throwing shit back and yelling “little chickenshit faggot! Lift him up so I can kick him in the fucking face!” while the offending teen is held by security. “I may have a fucking 102 degree temperature, been puking for three days, but I will still buttfuck you in front of all your friends.” Hot blooded!
Josh Homme may not appreciate it when you send a bottle his way, but the Wildhearts took a different tack during their Download Festival performance yesterday. After a projectile-studded performance of “Sick Of Drugs,” shown above, singer Ginger asked “is that all you’ve got to throw?” More »
The new Queens Of The Stone Age video, “3s & 7s,” their second for the track, finds the band replaced by Rock Band avatars considerably more skinny and twirl-prone than their human counterparts. Oddly, the previous video for the song, which attempted to swipe the Grindhouse zeitgeist, didn’t feature much more of the band (p.s. this track fucking smokes, but anyone who plays Guitar Hero III already knows that).
In conjunction with Queens Of The Stone Age’s upcoming Canadian tour, the band will re-release 2007’s Era Vulgaris with a bonus EP that includes (among other potentially entertaining effluvia) a cover of Brian Eno’s “Needle In The Camel’s Eye.” Naturally, I’m psyched, but I still think Homme and Co. More »