Posts tagged "Queens Of The Stone Age"

Justin Timberlake Makes Myspace Cool Again: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Myspace is hip and cool again! Don’t believe me? Check out the new launch video, which Justin Timberlake debuted with a simple tweet. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West previews humble Yeezus cut “I Am God” with a new video on his website.  [VIBE]

:: The girls from Little Mix are fishing for a One Direction collaboration. When did they get so thirsty? [MTV]

:: Speaking of 1D, Niall Horan is no longer  in touch with Demi Lovato. She’s giving her heart a break. [Pop Crush]

:: Queens Of The Stone Age cover Robin Thicke‘s worldwide smash “Blurred Lines”. [Digital Spy]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today. More »

ffmqotsaThat midnight show at Chicago’s Metro on Sunday will be a performance by Them Crooked Vultures, featuring Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. So yeah, start exercising your mouse-clicking finger now. [Antiquiet / Earlier]

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]

Five Homemade Music Videos That Will Help You Celebrate The Lego

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.

“Thriller,” Michael Jackson:

“Goody Two Shoes,” Adam Ant:

“Video Killed The Radio Star,” The Buggles:

“Little Sister,” Queens Of The Stone Age:

This one’s just awful, but I feel like I should include it out of my allegiance to Christian rock…

“Youth of the Nation,” P.O.D.:

CHRISTIANSEN [Google Patents]

Natasha Shneider, R.I.P.

eleven.JPGNatasha 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.

“Broken Box” with Queens Of The Stone Age. Shneider and Johannes both performed on the album Lullabies To Paralyze and the following tour. The duo also appear on The Desert Sessions 7&8).

Eleven’s “Reach Out,” the closest to a radio hit the band achieved. You may recognize it from Beavis & Butt-Head.

Shneider’s genre-defying “Who’s In Control,” for Catwoman.

A memorial fund in Shneider’s name has been set up to help cover her medical costs. Shneider was 52.

Rock musician Natasha Shneider dies of cancer [Reuters]
Natasha Shneider Memorial Fund [Official Site]
We love you, Natasha! Rest In Peace [MySpace]
Eleven – Reach Out [YouTube]
Queens Of The Stone Age – Broken Box (Eurockéennes 2005) [YouTube]

Josh Homme Speaks To The Peanut Gallery

hommedontplaythat.jpgJosh 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!

Member of the Peanut Gallery:

Some journalists & citizens on the internet & are wondering: Q? Am I a homophobe because I included a slang for gay in with other “acceptable” curse words during a verbal lashing I gave a young concertgoer, after being hit by his shoe, during a show the other day? A= Nope. My gay family & friends, as well as myself, KNOW I am not a homophobe. For years now I’ve known gay is not a choice; one’s skin color doesn’t determine one’s intelligence level; & red hair doesn’t mean you’re someone’s stepchild. You see, it’s not the words, it’s their intent. I never said, nor suggested, that being gay is wrong, but apparently, based on your outrage to my flu-infused rant, you do! By that logic… I also told that young whipper snapper I’d have anal sex with him… how can I possibly reconcile these opposing viewpoints? I called him a pussy too. Does it mean I hate our one worlds’ collective vagina? I never have been nor intend to be politically correct. That’s your cross to bear. To me, that PC world would suck more shit than the porta-potty truck at Glastonbury. Homophobic? I’m in Queens of the Stone Age for crissake… You say, “So. Your band name doesn’t prove anything.” Maybe not. But it’s a helluv a lot more definitive than the logic of some watchdog… (sorry canine-American, canine-European, canine-African, canine-Australian & canine-Asian) moralist, keeping score from pure perfectionville? If your glass house is squeegeed that clean & you need to do something, do what the great philosopher Bill Hick’s once suggested: — forgive me-. Or don’t. I’m not asking for either, OK? I think you should let both of your cheeks go loose so the stick will drop out. Either way I expect that you’ll soon find another injustice from your chair, then roll to your bullhorn & point it out to the rest of us… Because you’re so above it all. Or If you’ll allow me to translate a wish of mine into your PC lingo:
Will you please go have, consensual, sex with yourself.
Pretty please with all natural, carbon offset sugar on top.

Mr. Missundastood
A.K.A. Joshua, Baby Duck, Jho
Head Choreographer & Do Stuff Corporation’s pansexual spokes-thing

Something tells me that the “some of my best friends” defense isn’t really going to fly with a lot of people. But on the bright side, at least dude’s Google Alerts have probably been going through the roof all week!

Earlier: Do Not Fuck With Josh Homme

Do Not Fuck With Josh Homme

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!

Another video lets us watch the hissy fit in context. At 1:30 into “3s & 7s,” a bottle flies over Josh Homme’s head. But two minutes late, the song comes to a stop. This clip also allows us to see at 4:30 that, yes, the kid is making devil’s horns and grinning like a jackass as he’s taken away. Wisely, Homme immediately follows his rage with some “I came here for the rest of you, not that asshole” stage love and a well-received performance of “No One Knows.”

Josh Homme Recorded Yelling At Crowd Member For “Throwing Shit” At Him [Metal News]
Norwegian Wood 08, QOTSA – 3′s and 7′s + talk [YouTube]

Do Fuck With The Wildhearts

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?” His banter inspired a barrage that, while sadly not yet posted online, was intense enough that festival managers pulled the band from the stage. While I don’t want to suggest that bands should necessarily invite abuse, this is a bit more admirable a reaction than gay-baiting and security-assisted violence. [Sleaze Roxx]

Queens Of The Stone Age Bring Back Memories Of “MTV2 Video Mods”

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).

If you looked like Josh Homme, would you bother hiding behind such gimmicks? Not me, I’d be staring in the mirror. Flexing. Or maybe just dreamily eye-fucking the camera like he does in the “Make It Wit’ Chu” clip.

That said, if bouncing video game characters help to get people buying Era Vulgaris, arguably my favorite of the band’s many tasty albums, I’m totally for it.

Queens Of The Stone Age’s “3s and 7s” [MTV]
Queens Of The Stone Age-3s And 7s [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] [YouTube]
Queens Of The Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu [YouTube]

hommedontplaythat.jpgIn 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. should heed the advice of my B.F.F. and just cover “SexyBack” already. [Pitchfork]