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Queens of the Stone Age: Priests in the Temple, 7.26.11, Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

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And to the temple came the holiest of our faith. They arrived with relics of unimaginable power, slung over their shoulders and held close like Tommy guns. Their very presence dimmed the lights and drew out of the air a hazy, shifting hue, as if casting their magic upon the incandescence. With a collective countenance bold and ready for the task, in a sonically powerful number of five, the priests began their cant led by the one known often as the Ginger Elvis…

2 Aug 2011 | More

Queens of the Stone Age Map Tour to Commemorate Debut Album

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Though they have been hard at work on new material as of December 2010, ass-kicking sludge-rock titans Queens of the Stone Age are set to tour behind the re-release of their 1998 self-titled debut album. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

17 Feb 2011 | More

Dean Fertita: It’s a Fire

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At some point as a young teen in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dean Fertita wrote the phrase “Hello=Fire” on a scrap of paper during a computer class because it “sounded cool,” he surmises. Not because he actually knew what it meant back then as a middle schooler, although these days, Fertita can now certainly apply the fascinatingly ambiguous formula to a host of situations in life.

17 Jan 2011 | 1 comment | More

Queens of the Stone Age to Begin Recording in January

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Queens Of The Stone Age, helmed by Josh Homme, will enter the studio to begin recording their next album in January, which will follow 2007′s barnstorming Era Vulgaris.

30 Dec 2010 | More

Dean Fertita of Dead Weather to Release Solo Album, Hello=Fire

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Dean Fertita, The Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone Age’s keyboardist/guitarist and former touring member of The Raconteurs, takes on a new role, as frontman in his solo project, Hello=Fire.

15 Nov 2010 | More

Queens of the Stone Age to Reissue Debut in January

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Hard-charging (battle) axe wielders Queens of the Stone Age are set to re-release their critically acclaimed 1998 self-titled debut effort on January 11, 2011 via frontman Joshua Homme’s imprint label Rekords Rekords.

8 Nov 2010 | More

Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders – ‘Red Light Fever’

Like Chickenfoot and Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ second outing with the Coattail Riders is another perfectly solid and solidly entertaining foray into pedigreed, classic 1970s AOR territory. Red Light Fever finds Hawkins fronting what sounds like the hardest working L.A. bar band of the highest caliber.

26 Apr 2010 | 1 comment | More

Them Crooked Vultures Confirm First North American Tour

Well, the Dead Weather couldn’t rule the entire summer as the only group with big buzz and that whole crazy “supergroup” sheen. Sure enough, Them Crooked Vultures came along, grabbing headlines with so-amazing-it’s-scary reception of their festival appearances, and a debut record slotted for release sometime this autumn.

1 Sep 2009 | 1 comment | More

Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits CD

That Dave Grohl, aka “the nicest man in rock,” sure is on quite a roll, ain’t he? Currently killing audiences with his new group Them Crooked Vultures (with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin), the Foo Fighters frontman will see the release of his home team’s greatest hits CD on November 3rd, via Roswell/RCA.

31 Aug 2009 | More

Queens of the Stone Age : Sentimentalist Magazine Interview

Here’s an excerpt from the QOTSA feature that appears in Sentimentalist Magazine issue 25. For the full text, check out …Read the Rest

15 Jun 2007 | More