Queens Of the Stone Age Biography
QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE came to bury NuMetal, not to praise it. While the current crop of black shirted crybabies strap on their 7-string guitars and warmed over hip/hop, frontmen Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have opted to turn the QUEENS into an unpredictable, ever-changing unit, a kind of Q-Tang Clan of Rock.
Emerging from the California desert in 1998 their debut (QOTSA- Loosegroove Records) picked up where the ruins of KYUSS left off, incorporating more pop and soul elements into a psychedelic, trance-inducing genre that came to be known as ‘Stoner Rock.’ Their next release (Rated R- Interscope) further plumbed the depths of this amorphous style and created a mind expanding soundtrack that left critics and audiences wowed on both sides of the Atlantic.
Homme and Oliveri took the act on the road and left a trail of dazed converts wherever they went on the two-year tour blitz that followed. Performing with acts all across the musical landscape (Foo Fighters, Ween, Smashing Pumpkins, Pantera, Ozzy) the QUEENS quickly built a reputation as an uncategorizable and highly original act in a sea of drum-programmed sheep. Homme also launched a label (Rekords Rekords) to showcase his DESERT SESSIONS series and various gems from the vault.
Armed with a wealth of new material (and producer Eric Valentine) the QUEENS are now completing their new record (Songs for the Deaf- Interscope) and once again they’ve confounded expectations with an audacious, challenging release. In addition to Oliveri (bass/vox) and Homme (gtr/vox) rock legends Dave Grohl (drums) and Mark Lanegan (vox) grace the new LP. Adding further depth to the sonic arsenal are live stalwarts Brendon McNichol, Gene Trautman, and ‘Diamond’ Dave Catching, all long-time collaborators and original players in their own right.
What’s next for the unrepentant Kings of Stoner Rock? According to Oliveri-
"The QUEENS of the STONEAGE are gonna keep putting out new music and touring the world. Get up on it or get left behind!"
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what a band!!! | Reviewer: Lindsey | 12/26/08
QOTSA are my number one band, I could never have enough good things to say about those guys. Josh is a musical genius, his voice is amazing, his lyrics are unique, and he's just an all round LEGEND!! They are the reason I got into rock music in the first place so I completely owe it to them for opening my eyes. LOVE THEM!!!
QOTSA ROCKS!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/23/07
they are so fucking awesome!!!!!they are the best rock band of all times!!!!=)my favourite band!*PROUD*
queens of the stone age.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/18/05
well, there's no other word to describe them. they're just so awesome. i truly admire their work... i may not be a hardcore rock fan but these guys are just the greatest. i hope they keep going on and making awesome music!
Possibly the best thing to hit our stereos since Blondie | Reviewer: Raine Linden | 7/13/05
Where would we be without Josh Homme's dulcet tones to grace our ears? While some modern bands sing about stuff they reall have NO experience with, you simply have to listen to ANY of QOTSA's songs and you'll realise the sincerity behind it. Perhaps QOTSA aren't for you 'Heavy Metal-Heads' out there, but certainly, for anyone who enjoys sincere, well-performed Rock/grunge/alt music, QOTSA will rock your world.
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