Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1
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Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 band was founded by vocalist and guitarist Josh Hommewho has been the only constant member throughout multiple line-up changes. The current line-up consists of Homme alongside Troy Van Leeuwen guitar, lap steelkeyboard, percussion, backing vocalsMichael Shuman bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocalsDean Fertita keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocalsand Jon Theodore drums, percussion.
Formed after the dissolution of Homme's previous band Kyuss Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff -oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, most notably including collaborations with Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan and Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.
After the breakup of his previous band, KyussinJosh Homme briefly joined Screaming Trees as a Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 guitarist,  before deciding to form a new band, Gamma Ray. Gamma Ray changed their name in after the German power metal band Gamma Ray threatened to sue.
Homme said of the name: "Kings would be too macho. The Kings of the Stone Age wear armor and have axes and wrestle. Rock should be heavy enough for the boys and sweet enough for the girls. That way everyone's happy and it's more of a party. Kings of the Stone Age is too lopsided. The first release under the Queens of the Stone Age name was the song "18 A. Music for Stoners which featured members of the Dutch stoner rock band Beaver.
Homme reportedly asked Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan to appear on the record, but he was unable due to other commitments. Soon after the recording sessions were finished for the album, former Kyuss bassist Nick Oliveri joined the group, and Shootin Creek - Charlie Poole And The North Carolina Ramblers - Old Time Songs commenced with a band consisting entirely of ex-Kyuss members.
Guitarist Dave Catching joined shortly after. The album garnered positive reviews and received a lot more attention than their debut, despite the fact that the lyrics to "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" were deemed by mega-retailer Wal-Mart to promote drug use, almost causing the record to get pulled from store shelves.
There's a robotic element to our albums, like the repetition of riffs. We also wanted to do a record that had a lot of dynamic range. We wanted to set it up in this band so we could play Offshore - Various - A State Of Trance Classics Vol. 7. We don't want to get roped in by our own music.
If anyone has a good song regardless of style we should be able to play it. During the Rock in Rio show, bassist Nick Oliveri was arrested after performing on stage naked, with only his bass guitar covering his genitals. Oliveri apologized to officials, saying that he did not know it was a crime in Brazil. Following his work on Rated Rformer Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan joined the band as a full-time member, a position he held until Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 Towards the end of the Rated R tour, the band's performance at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany was, according to Homme, "the worst show we've ever played and it was in front of 40, people.
The time we had to play was in the afternoon and it was just a terrible show. It sucked, it was horrible. That's why I tattooed it on my ribs, where it would hurt, so I'd never forget. Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohljoined in late to record drums for their third album. Songs for the Deaf was released in Augustagain featuring Lanegan, along with former A Perfect Circle guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen to the touring line-up following the album's release.
This record was supposed to sound bizarre—like lightning in a bottle. We also were extremely fucked up. It even sounds that way to me, like a crazy person. The radio interludes are supposed to be like the drive from L. Songs for the Deaf was a critical hit and was certified gold inwith sales of overThe Songs for the Deaf tour culminated in a string of headline dates in Australia in January Grohl returned to his other projects and was replaced on the European leg of the tour by former Danzig drummer Joey Castillowho joined the band full-time.
After the tour, Homme fired Oliveri, as he was convinced that Oliveri had been physically abusive to his girlfriend: "A couple years ago, I spoke to Nick about a rumor I heard. I said, 'If I ever find out that this is true, I can't know you, man.
The new Queens record kicks ass. Like Clockwork. In lateHomme, along with Eleven multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes and remaining band members Van Leeuwen and Castillo recorded the Queens' fourth studio album, Lullabies to Paralyzea title taken from a lyric in "Mosquito Song" from their previous album. Despite Lanegan reportedly turning down an invitation to remain with the band, he recorded vocals on new tracks notably the solo vocalist on the opening track "This Lullaby" and appeared on the supporting tour as scheduling and his health permitted.
Lullabies to Paralyze was leaked onto the internet in February and was aired by Triple J radio in Australia on March 3, as an unsubstantiated 'World Premiere'. It was then officially released on Tuesday, March 22, in the US, debuting in the number 5 slot on the Billboard Music Chartthe greatest debut of any Queens record until Like Clockwork I Get No Sleep - Richard Marx - Rush Street at number 1 in June Another onstage guest for the December 20 performance was Homme's former Kyuss bandmate Hate - Under Draconian Rule* - Relics Garciathe first time that Homme and Garcia had played together since On Valentine's Daythe band's official website announced the new album would be titled Era Vulgarisand would be released in June.
Keeler had been expected to play bass on the studio recording of the album, but not to tour;  however, due to schedule conflicts, he stated he would not be appearing on the album.
I wanted to try some shit that was downright embarrassing at first. The band began a North American Tour inwhich they named the "Duluth Tour" because they were going to many small towns and cities they had never played before, such as Duluth, Minnesota. The band toured in Australia in late March to early Aprilon the V Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 tour, including a string of side shows. Throughout the beginning of Maythe band completed the Canadian leg of its touring.
In NovemberQueens of the Stone Age performed a semi-acoustic set in an underground salt mine in Germany, performing a selection of hits, rarities, covers and an unreleased song named "Cathedral City. The news broke with a message posted on the MySpace page of the band Sweethead, of which Natasha's close friend and former bandmate Troy Van Leeuwen is a member.
Tenacious D and PJ Harvey also performed acoustic sets at the show. On August 22 and 23Queens of the Stone Age performed the last shows of their Era Vulgaris tour at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in Uno* - Andas Genom Mig UK, and Josh Homme announced in an interview with the BBC and during the show that he would be returning to the studio to work on the next album.
During andband members worked on side projects during the down time. Troy Van Leeuwen started up a new band, Sweethead. This edition featured the original CD along with six B-sides and live recordings from the band's Reading performance in InHomme suffered from complications during a botched knee surgery, during which his heart stopped for a short time due to asphyxiation ; doctors had to use a defibrillator to revive him.
Following this, he was bedridden for four months and plunged into a deep depression, during which he considered giving up his music career altogether. Homme has since said that the experience contributed greatly to the writing and recording of After Homme recovered, Queens of the Stone Age released a remastered version of their self-titled debut album in earlyand performed the album in its entirety in a promotional tour. Plans to record a follow-up to Era Vulgaris had been mentioned sincePalm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 but recording would Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 begin until August It's been turning the new record into something else.
What we were doing was bluesy, and now it's turned into this trancey, broken thing. The robots are coming home! He explained to BBC Radio 1, "We're going to take our one last break that we would get for a month, come back and do Glastonbury, then immediately jump in the studio.
Our record will be done by the end of the year. We have enough songs. In Novemberfrequent collaborator Alain Johannes stated in regard to his studio work with the band: "We had a late night with Queens of the Stone Age again.
On August 20,the band stated via a Facebook status update that they were "recording" their new album. In Septemberit was revealed that Homme and producer Dave Sardy co-wrote and recorded a song entitled "Nobody To Love," which is featured during the end credits of the film End of Watch. In addition to Grohl, other former members contributing to the album include former bassists Nick Oliveri  and Johannes, Run On - Moby - Play and vocalist Mark Lanegan.
A number of collaborations from different musicians were announced for Goss, Johannes and Homme were Albuquerque New Mexico - Mississippi Witch - Black Gamble three tracks each.
Josh's notably included a collaboration with Grohl and Trent Reznor called Mantraand he was also featured in the film in an interview segment. Goss and Johannes were both featured members in the Sound City Playersplaying Masters of RealityEleven, Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 Desert Sessions songs, as well as their penned tunes from the soundtrack. Former Kyuss bassist Scott Reeder also contributed to the soundtrack.
In MarchQueens of the Stone Age announced that the new album, entitled Like Clockworkwould be released in June on Matador Records. In addition to Grohl's contribution, the record also What Shall We Do Now - Roger Waters - The Wall (Blu-ray, Album) performances by former drummer Castillo, as well as tracks by new drummer Jon Theodore ex- The Mars VoltaOne Day as a Lion.
Self-produced by the band, it is the first Queens LHomme A LHarmonica - Various - Morricone Parade the Stone Age album to feature full contributions from bassist Michael Shuman and keyboardist and guitarist Dean Fertita.
Homme explained that his band was frisked by Palm Pictures - Various - Dirty Sounds Of Athens No:1 event's security team prior to the performance and referred to Jay Z's personal interaction with the band as a marketing stunt.
Homme stated:. In JanuaryHomme told Rolling Stone magazine the band would start recording a new album when they finished their tour for During this gig, Homme played a new song called "Villains of Circumstance," which was performed again at another acoustic set in During this period, the members of the band worked on various other projects.
The band updated their social media accounts with a new logo and the words "Coming Twentyfive" on April 6,and announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand to begin in July. The teaser trailer took the form of a comedy skit featuring the band performing a polygraph test with Liam Lynch along with an appearance of the album's producer Mark Ronsonand featured a snippet of the song "Feet Don't Fail Me. Homme said he was "stoked".
On December 9,while on stage during the KROQ Acoustic Christmas concert in Inglewood, CaliforniaHomme kicked a photographer's camera into her face, resulting in injuries for which she later received medical treatment.
And I understand you have to do whatever you have to do. I just want you to know that I'm sorry. Goodnight, godspeed. In an interview with eonmusic in JuneBilly Gibbons announced that he has contributed to a new Queens of the Stone Age album that is set to be further announced by Homme later in the year. Gibbons also confirmed that Dave Grohl is involved in the recording sessions.
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