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Rocker Josh Homme rants over shortened Grammys performance

February 13th, 2014 3:10am EST
Josh Homme
Queens Of The Stone Age rocker Josh Homme is still furious over his shortened performance at the Grammy Awards last month (26Jan14), as he exclaimed, "F**k the Grammys" during a recent concert.

The band's frontman took the stage with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham to close out the prizegiving last month (Jan14) with a medley, ending in a rendition of Nine Inch Nails' Copy of A. However, the performance was cut short due to time constraints and credits began to roll before the group of rockers could finish the song.

It seems like Homme is not only still fuming over the sh...

Josh Homme and Jay Z meet up to discuss security drama at festival

January 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Josh Homme
Queens Of The Stone Age star Josh Homme and Jay Z have "spoken" about remarks the rocker made following a tense stand-off with the rapper's security team at the 2013 Made in America festival.

Homme threatened to walk out of Jay Z's new music event just hours before taking to the stage when one of the rapper's security guards asked to search his bag.

The No One Knows hitmakers were on the bill for the second day of the event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and frontman Homme was stunned at the level of security surrounding festival founder Jay Z.

He told Canada's CBC Radio 2, "That guy's a ...

The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

December 30th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...

Five Music Takeaways from 2013

December 15th, 2013 1:00pm EST
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards to its artists.  While my inner musical nerdy side wishes that I could nitpick and analyze every facet microscopically, I’ll rely on a Childish Gambino rhyme to express why that’s not possible: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” What I do have time for is to shar...

Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 1

October 11th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2
As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and some fell somewhere in between the two extremes.  As difficult as it was, as of October 7, 2013, I have compiled a list housing my favorites, least favorites, and honorable mentions.  I’m almost certain I’ve slighted someone and I’m sure there will be continual revisions, but for now, here’s what you should’ve sp...

Arctic Monkeys not hiding under Josh Homme's wing

October 9th, 2013 5:20am EDT
Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys "don't want to hide under the wing" of Josh Homme.
The Queens of the Stone Age frontman has helped guide the 'R U Mine' band since he worked as producer on their 2009 album 'Humbug', but they are careful not to live in his shadow.
Guitarist Nick O'Malley told website MusicFeeds.com.au: "[We] don't want to totally just hide under his wing every day, [although] I'm sure in the future it'd be very nice to do something with him again, under his guidance."
The group have said their recently released 'AM' record is influenced by rap music and other genres outside of rock music, bu...

Josh Homme films spoof Star Wars audition as R2-D2

October 3rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
Star Wars
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has put himself forward for consideration to portray Star Wars robot R2-D2 in the upcoming sequel after sharing a spoof audition tape online.

The rocker joined forces with editors behind YouTube.com comedy channel Stinky Mike to shoot the funny clip, in which the singer and self-confessed "giant Star Wars fan" decides to try out for a role.

When a pretend casting assistant suggests his tall stature and ginger hair makes him more suited to audition as a Wookiee, a hairy humanoid species in the sci-fi franchise, he replies, "Dude, don't be stupid....

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

September 18th, 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 ...

Nick Oliveri in car crash

June 27th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Queens of the Stone Age
Former Queens Of The Stone Age star Nick Oliveri is recovering after he was involved in a car accident on Monday night (24Jun13).

The front part of the vehicle the rocker was travelling in was crushed, and Oliveri was left "shaken up" by the smash.

Photographs of the damaged car have been posted on his band Mondo Generator's Facebook.com page, alongside the message, "(Nick) was shaken up, and you can probably see why if you look at the car... but it's nothing he won't recover from."

Queens Of The Stone Age Reach No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart

June 13th, 2013 9:54am EDT
Queens Of The Stone Age
For the first time, rockers Queens Of The Stone Age achieved a number-one album on the Billboard 200 chart. The band, led by singer Josh Homme, has sold 91,000 copies of "Like Clockwork."

Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" slid to number two after a two-week reign in the number-one slot. Hardcore rockers Sleeping With Sirens' "Feel" came in at number three.

Blake Shelton's "Based on a True Story..." climbed to four, and Darius Rucker's "True Believers" rounds out the top five.

On the singles chart, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" hit number one in both the United States and United Kingd...

Queens of the Stone Age take the crown at the top of U.S. album chart

June 12th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Queens of the Stone Age
Rockers Queens Of The Stone Age have scored their first number one album in America.

The group, led by Josh Homme, has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with Like Clockwork thanks to 91,000 first-week sales.

The album ends Daft Punk's two-week reign at number one - Random Access Memories slides a spot to two on the new countdown, while rockers Sleeping With Sirens debut Feel at three.

Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story... climbs to four and Darius Rucker's True Believers rounds out the top five.

Meanwhile, on the singles chart, Robin Thicke scores a TransAtlantic double with Bl...

Queens Of The Stone Age Unveil Mockumentary

December 29th, 2012 4:20pm EST
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens Of The Stone Age have filmed a hilarious spoof 'mockumentary' giving fans a sneak peek behind the making of the band's next studio album.

The rockers took inspiration for the nine-minute film from Rob Reiner's This Is Spinal Tap, which follows the journey of a fictional heavy metal band.

In the YouTube.com video, entitled Secrets Of The Sound, British comedian Matt Berry and comic Steve Agee take on the role of bumbling interviewers who forget the band mates' names, insult their equipment and show a distinct lack of musical knowledge.

The band posted a link to the video on thei...

Josh Homme Sues Former Kyuss Bandmates

March 11th, 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

August 21st, 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 Twitter.com 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.

Former Queens Of The Stone Age Rocker Faces 15 Years In Prison After Police Standoff

August 14th, 2011 10:51am EDT
Queens of the Stone Age
Rocker Nick Oliveri has been charged with five felonies following a lengthy standoff with police last month.

Cops swooped on the former Queens of the Stone Age star's Los Angeles home following reports of a domestic bust-up, but the musician refused to allow them into the property.

A special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team was called amid fears Oliveri had a high-powered rifle at the residence and the rocker eventually gave himself up. He was booked for felony domestic violence and released on $100,000 bail.

However, new court documents, obtained by TMZ.com, show Oliveri is facing furthe...

Rocker Nick Oliveri Arrested Following Police Standoff

July 13th, 2011 11:36am EDT
Queens of the Stone Age
Rocker Nick Oliveri has been arrested after a two-hour standoff with a SWAT team.

Cops swooped on the former Queens of the Stone Age star's home on Tuesday night after reports of a domestic bust-up, but the musician refused to allow them into the property, according to TMZ.com.

A SWAT team was called amid fears Oliveri had a high-powered rifle at the Los Angeles residence - but after a two-hour siege the rocker gave himself up.

He was booked for felony domestic violence and later released on $100,000 bail.

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

March 8th, 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 Performed Appendectomy On Fan In Germany?

February 24th, 2011 9:05am EST
Queens of the Stone Age
Rockers Queens Of The Stone Age once performed an emergency appendectomy on a female fan in Germany, according to the band's guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.

The group had just finished a concert in Munich when Leeuwen and his bandmates were called upon to help a sick fan.

The rocker insists he knew what he was doing - but was too drunk to do it properly.

He tells FasterLouder.com, "We forgot the anesthesia. I do know how to perform these operations, but I'd had too much to drink that day. But she's OK.

"It's actually a legal matter... It's a medical, slash legal matter and I can't say much ...

Queens Of The Stone Age To Return

December 30th, 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

June 16th, 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'

March 17th, 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 YouTube.com, 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...

Paul McCartney Left Out Of Them Crooked Vultures

January 18th, 2010 1:58pm EST
Paul McCartney Left Out Of Them Crooked Vultures
Paul McCartney wanted a place in Dave Grohl's super-group Them Crooked Vultures, but was turned down in favor of Led Zeppelin legend John Paul Jones.

The Beatles star teamed up with the Foo Fighters frontman onstage for a performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards, and when the pair went out for dinner afterwards Grohl revealed his plans for a new band with Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme.

The veteran musician offered his services, but was disappointed when Grohl turned him down - because the rocker had already asked Jones to play bass.

McCartney says, "We went out for a bi...

Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...

Papa Roach Announce Summer Tour With Nickelback

July 10th, 2009 11:15pm EDT
Papa Roach Announce Summer Tour With Nickelback
Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock sensation Papa Roach has been scorching stages across the globe in support of their new release and fifth studio album Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart. Rolling Stone calls the album "hard-riffing and accessible" and Billboard lauds it as "polished and wide-ranging." The band, which is Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass), Jerry Horton (guitar) and Tony Palermo (drums), is fresh off a European run of sold out headlining and festival dates and will kick off their tour with fellow powerhouse Nickelback on July 10th...

The Learning Curve: Grunge, Dark Vibes And More

April 7th, 2009 12:43pm EDT
The Art of Dying
We have lots of diversity on this week's 'Learning Curve'. Tune in and check them out.

The Art of Dying

Hail from: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Label: None

Sounds like: Seether, Taproot, Evans Blue

You should be listening to: 'Self Titled' LP


I Should Care Why?: The world needs more bands like the Art of Dying and I'll tell you why. They aren't some whiny teenage Disney star who thinks they can sing, and they aren't emo. They are honest, that much is evident by listening to just one of their tracks (I recommend 'You Don't Know Me'). You would think that t...

Where Do Bands Get Their Names?

November 11th, 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...

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

June 30th, 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...

Josh Homme Answers Critics

June 20th, 2008 10:57am EDT
Josh Homme
Rocker Josh Homme has hit back at claims he is a homophobe, after he called a concert-goer who threw a shoe at him onstage a "faggot." The Queens of the Stone Age rocker reacted with fury when he was hit during a gig in Norway last week, and unleashed a torrent of abuse at the culprit - calling him a "chicken $#@% $%@#ing faggot" and "a miserable $#@%ing %$#@."

After he was criticized for using the term, Homme posted an open letter online, defending himself.

It reads, "My gay family and friends, as well as myself, know I am not a homophobe. For years now I've known gay is not a ch...

QotSA's Josh Homme Lashes Out At Fan

June 16th, 2008 9:00pm EDT
Queens Of The Stone Age
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme shocked revelers at a music festival in Norway - after lashing out at a disgruntled fan. The singer became angry after a fan hurled a missile at the stage during his performance at Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo on Thursday.

In footage posted on YouTube.com, the rocker can be seen telling the fan "I will beat the f--king shit out of you."

The fan was immediately removed from the arena by security guards, reports Gigwise.com.

Fans are not the only individuals to feel Homme's wrath. Last year, he lashed out at his own record label In...

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