Professionally filmed video footage of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE performing a brand new song, “My God Is the Sun”, during the band’s appearance at Lollapalooza Brazil on March 30 can be seen below. The gig marked the group’s first live performance since a string of dates in 2011 to support the re-release of their 1998 self-titled debut album.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s current touring lineup includes THE MARS VOLTA drummer Jon Theodore.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will release its sixth studio album, “…Like Clockwork”, this June on Matador Recorda, which is part of Beggars Group, the largest independent label group in the world. Described by QUEENS principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” “…Like Clockwork” is the band’s first full-length collection of all-new material since 2007’s “Era Vulgaris”, as well as the group’s debut release on new label partner Matador. The group was previously signed to Interscope.
“…Like Clockwork” was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA and recorded by Mark Rankin at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California. The CD includes drums by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA), Joey Castillo and Jon Theodore, and guest appearances by Sir Elton John, Trent Reznor (NINE INCH NAILS), Mark Lanegan (SCREAMING TREES), ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri, Jake Shears (THE SCISSOR SISTERS), James Lavelle and Alex Turner.
The official QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE web site has been updated to include the new artwork below and a series of sound snippets that are presumably taken from the forthcoming CD.
To hear the audio samples, visit the QOTSA site, click the image, hit refresh and repeat.
Grohl played drums on the QUEENS‘ 2002 album, “Songs For The Deaf”, and did go on a short club tour with the group before returning to active duty with the FOOS — who took QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE out as support.
Grohl stepped in for the recording sessions after the group parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Castillo.
“Era Vulgaris” came out in June 2007 and entered the Billboard chart at No. 14.