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Queens Of The Stone Age Singer Tells Jay Z To 'F--- Off' After Being Asked To Pose With Champagne

9/18/2013 6:07pm EDT
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme has a big problem with what he and his band was asked to do at Jay Z's music festival.

The rock band played at Jay Z's Made In America festival in Philadelphia earlier this month. Homme told CBC Radio 2, "That guy's a kook, you know. He has his security frisking the bands on the way in. I just told him 'If you open up my bag, then we're not playing, so I guess it's up to you now to decide whether I'm playing or not.'

"The idea they frisked all my guys, means you’re in some different place, no-one has ever done that."

Later, Jay Z gave the band a ...

Josh Homme Sues Former Kyuss Bandmates

3/11/2012 7:14pm EDT
Josh Homme
Rocker Josh Homme has filed a lawsuit against his former Kyuss bandmates in a dispute over a trademark.

The Queens of the Stone Age star, who played guitar in Kyuss until the band's split in 1995, did not take part in the group's reunion tour last year when they re-emerged as Kyuss Lives! and has now become embroiled in a legal battle over the band name.

Homme, along with former Kyuss star Scott Reeder, have filed suit against singer John Garcia and drummer Brant Bjork, accusing them of "trademark infringement and consumer fraud" for attempting to trademark the band's name without them.


Queens Of The Stone Age Singer Josh Homme Is A Dad Again

8/21/2011 8:00pm EDT
Josh Homme
Punk rocker Josh Homme has become a father for the second time - his wife Brody Dalle gave birth to a son earlier this month.

The Queens of the Stone Age star and the Spinnerette singer, who already have a five-year-old daughter, Camille, welcomed son Orrin Ryder on August 12.

In a post on Dalle writes, "We got us a very handsome red-headed baby boy - Orrin Ryder Homme born on Friday the 12th of August, 7 lbs., 12oz. Weez totes (we are totally) IN-LOVE."

The couple married in 2007.

Queens Of The Stone Age Expanded Remastered Debut Reissue out April 19

3/8/2011 1:16pm EST
Queens of the Stone Age
The expanded, remastered reissue of Queens Of The Stone Age's classic 1998 debut out digitally March 8 and on CD and vinyl April 19 on Rekords Rekords/Domino can now be streamed in its entirety at the band's website and social media channels, as well via the site of the band's own Rekords Rekords imprint and label partner Domino.

Queens Of The Stone Age will be available on CD, double vinyl LP and via digital download. Pre-orders for the vinyl or CD formats will receive an instantly available digital download of the full record.

Queens Of The Stone Age is commemorating the upcoming rei...

Queens Of The Stone Age To Return

12/30/2010 2:18pm EST
Queens of the Stone Age
Rockers Queens Of The Stone Age are set to end their two-year hiatus by heading back to the recording studio in 2011.

The band has not released any new material since 2007's Era Vulgaris, and in 2008 they embarked an extended break which saw frontman Josh Homme form Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones.

Guitarist Dean Fertita also focused on a side-project, playing with Jack White's The Dead Weather, but the musician admits the No One Knows hit-makers are now ready to work together again.

He tells The Pulse Of Radio, "Things are going really good. Everybody seems ...

Eagles Of Death Metal Bassist Diagnosed With Cancer

6/16/2010 10:15pm EDT
Eagles of Death Metal
Eagles of Death Metal bass player Brian O'Connor is to undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday after doctors diagnosed him with cancer.

The rocker insists his prognosis is good and he's looking forward to getting back onstage after beating the disease through ongoing treatment and chemotherapy.

A statement from O'Connor to fans reads, "With the remarkable support and love from my amazing friends and family, I am receiving the best medical and moral attention one could ask for. I cannot thank everyone enough for their continued support and involvement.

"I am excited for my full recove...

Them Crooked Vultures Spoof Dave Grohl's 'Coffee Addiction'

3/17/2010 12:02pm EDT
Them Crooked
Dave Grohl's Them Crooked Vultures band mates have released a spoof video detailing the rocker's "coffee addiction" during their studio sessions.

The footage, posted on, shows the musicians recording their upcoming second album, and pokes fun at the Foo Fighters frontman's love of hot beverages.

The two-minute video is titled "Dave Grohl in Fresh Pots!" and was filmed by his bandmates, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

The clip's onscreen text jokingly states the rocker was "rushed to doctor due to the onset of unwanted physical...

Where Do Bands Get Their Names?

11/11/2008 11:01am EST
The Band
Sometimes the music doesn't matter. A band that channels the combined genius of John Lennon, Strauss and The Spice Girls can still fall flat with the wrong name. After all, who wants to tell people that their favorite band is called "Truck" or "Lug Nut?" A bad name can kill the potential of any group of musicians. It took more than a few tries to get it right for many of the most popular groups of all time. A few young gents from Britain started off their career calling themselves The Detours and then The High Numbers before ultimately settling on The Who.

Rock history is rife with lor...

Tickets Will Fly, Crowds Will Roar, Eagles Of Death Metal Going On Tour

9/26/2008 6:00pm EDT
Eagles of Death Metal
Currently breaking hearts and bottles in the southwest, Eagles of Death Metal are getting ready to seduce the rest of the country. The band is in the midst of successful, co-headlining tour with The Hives, much to the delight of Texans, Californians, and Arizonians everywhere and to the disappointment of everywhere else-ians.

But have no fear, rest of country— new tour dates have appeared! Eagles are ready to strike a city near you like a swift karate slap to the jugular. After unleashing Heart On to the masses, the courageous cast of characters will hit the open waters on the first h...

UNKLE Return With 'End Titles...Stories For Film' Sept. 2

6/30/2008 5:33pm EDT
This summer sees the return of UNKLE as they release their spectacularly beautiful End Titles...Stories for Film, a collection of eclectic recordings from line up comprised of James Lavelle and Pablo Clements.

This pioneering act are never prepared to stagnate or run out of fresh ideas about musical styles and collaborations and so they have teamed up with some of today's most exciting and cutting edge acts with this album including Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Black Mountain, Gavin Clark, Joel Cadbury (South) James Petralli from White Denim, Chris Goss (Masters of Reality, Q...