Entries tagged with: Josh Homme

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by Andrew Sacher

Iggy Pop

As you may know, Iggy Pop is releasing an album called Post Pop Depression this year that he made with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders. They already revealed the single "Gardenia" and now they let another song loose, "Break Into Your Heart." It's unmistakably an Iggy Pop song, but you can sense some of Josh Homme's touches on there too. Listen below. The album comes out March 18 via Loma Vista.

In related news, Matt Helders' bandmate Alex Turner just announced a tour with his other band, The Last Shadow Puppets.

Continue reading "Iggy Pop releases "Break Into Your Heart" from new album with QOTSA/Arctic Monkeys members (listen)"

Iggy Pop Josh homme Gardenia Stephen Colbert

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme played The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (1/21), debuting "Gardenia" from their forthcoming album Post Pop Depression (Cover art below). Decked out in suits, Iggy, Josh and the band -- Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders and Chavez's Matt Sweeney on bass -- sounded pretty together for the swaggering song that has just a little sleaze. Video hasn't surfaced from Colbert but you can listen to the studio version right now, below.

UPDATE: Watch Iggy and Josh talk with Colbert about the album, and watch them perform "Gardenia" live with the band, below.

Post Pop Depression is out March 18.

Continue reading "Iggy Pop & Josh Homme talk new album and perform "Gardenia" on 'Colbert' (watch)"

Homme & Pop (photo via Eagles of Death Metal)
Josh Homme Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal have made a collaborative album, titled Post Pop Depression, that will be out March 18 via Loma Vista. Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita contributed guitar and keyboards, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders played drums. Homme talked to The New York Times:

In some ways, "Post Pop Depression" also picks up where "Lust for Life" left off. "Where those records pointed, it stopped," Mr. Homme said. "But without copying it," he continued, "that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can't see these two records any more."

The lyrics reflect on memories, hint at characters and offer advice and confessions; they can be hard-nosed, remorseful, flippant, combative or philosophical. The album's theme, Mr. Pop said, is: "What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?"...

...He continued: "In American life, because it's so hypercompetitive, what happens when you're finally useless to everyone except hopefully not yourself? What happens then? And can you continue to be of use to yourself? I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran."

Pop and Homme will also tour the record, and the live band will include Fertita and Helders, plus QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar and Chavez's Matt Sweeney on bass.

UPDATE: Iggy and Josh and the band will make their live debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (1/21).


In the wake of the tragedy that occurred during their recent Paris show, Eagles of Death Metal have announced that they'll return to the city this Sunday (12/6) for a show with U2 at AccorHotels Arena. Stereogum points to a Billboard article that says Josh Homme will appear with the group, despite usually choosing to remain a studio member. U2 will play the same venue the next day. The shows are makeup dates for their cancelled November 14 & 15 shows. The article also points out that Eagles of Death Metal will reschedule their cancelled European tour dates for February.

As you may know, to raise money for the Sweet Stuff Foundation, EODM gave the foundation the publishing and master use of their song "I Love You All The Time" and they're encouraging artists to cover it. We already heard covers by Dean Ween, My Morning Jacket and Savages, and now there's one by Petra Haden of that dog. (who's collaborated with Josh Homme in QOTSA). Listen below.

Continue reading "Eagles of Death Metal playing Paris with U2 this weekend; Petra Haden covered "I Love You All The Time" (listen)"

Sweet Stuff

A foundation created by Eagles of Death Metal co-founder Josh Homme [of Queens of the Stone Age] will begin accepting donations to help the family of musicians or crew members victimized by the Paris attacks, it was announced Monday.

The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded by Homme in 2013 to "help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability," according to its website. His father, board member and Palm Desert-based contractor Michael Homme, said they're extending that to include crew members and their families, including EODM merchandise manager Nick Alexander of Great Britain, who was killed in Friday's attack on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris that killed at least 89 people. [Desert Sun]

You can donate HERE.


Gutterdämmerun is Swedish director Bjorn Tagemose's upcoming silent film, described as a "loud and dark fairytale" and "part rock show part immersive cinema experience." That sounds interesting enough... oh yeah, and it also happens to feature Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Lemmy, Josh Homme, Mark Lanegan, Tom Araya (Slayer), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Justice and Volbeat, and more. That's all the info we have for now, but it sounds like enough to get excited. Watch an EPK video below.

Speaking of Iggy Pop, New Order's new album isn't the only album he's guesting on this year. He will also contribute to a cover of The Waitresses' Christmas classic "Christmas Wrapping" for Kylie Minogue's upcoming Christmas album. Other guests include a posthumous duet with Frank Sinatra on "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," actor/comedian James Corden on Yazoo's "Only You" and Kylie's sister Dannii Minogue on a new song called "100 Degrees." The album's due out November 13. Tracklist below.

UPDATE (12/23): Happy holidays! Listen to Iggy and Kylie's Christmas song below...

Continue reading "Iggy Pop in new silent film w/ Grace Jones, Henry Rollins, Lemmy & more, on Kylie Minogue's upcoming Xmas album"

Mondo Generator

Nick Oliveri's band Mondo Generator wil be on the road for most of October into early November. Support on most dates comes from long-running Dutch band Peter Pan Speedrock.

The leg with PPSR hits NYC on October 11 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Mondo Generator briefly included Nick's Kyuss/QOTSA bandmate Josh Homme, whose other band Eagles of Death Metal release their new album Zipper Down next week (10/2) via Universal. The whole thing is streaming now, via NPR. Listen below.

Continue reading "Nick Oliveri's band Mondo Generator touring; Eagles of Death Metal streaming new album (listen)"

Eagles of Death Metal

Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme's band Eagles of Death Metal announced a tour last month, and they have now added dates in NYC, Cleveland, and LA.

The NYC show happens at Saint Vitus on September 17, one day after their slightly larger Bowery Ballroom show (which is now sold out). Tickets for Vitus go on sale Friday (7/17) at 10 AM. EODM are also playing California's Beach Goth festival. Updated dates are listed below.

Since we last spoke, the band announced their new album Zipper Down. It's their first since 2008's Heart On, and comes out October 2 via T-Boy/UME. It features a cover of Duran Duran's "Save A Prayer" and lead single "Complexity" which is out now. You can listen to that below. That's the album artwork above.

It still remains to be seen if Josh Homme will be at any of the upcoming dates. He doesn't usually tour with the band, but did recently make a rare appearance on stage with them.

Continue reading "Eagles of Death Metal add more US dates to 2015 tour"

by Bill Pearis

Apple Music launch

Apple Music, the new streaming-radio-social-etc platform from the iTunes/iPod/iPad/Macbook folks, launched Tuesday (6/30) on IOS devices, and today (7/1) it was included with the brand new version of iTunes. It seems to want to take on Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Sirius/XM and everything else in one fell swoop. It features personalized "radio stations" based on an artist you like, or your music library, and they offer curated playlists from artists (like St. Vincent) and influencers (like Pitchfork) -- though finding them on Apple Music is not so easy, currently. You can listen to Thom Yorke's solo records on Apple Music (it's not on Spotify) and AC/DC who just agreed to put their music on various streaming platforms yesterday. Dr. Dre's The Chronic is exclusively streaming on Apple Music too. You can check out Apple Music with their three-month free trial.

More interesting, to me at least, is Beats 1 Radio, a live radio station (well, at least 12 hours a day currently) broadcasting from NYC, LA and London and featuring shows by Zane Lowe (who left BBC 1 for Apple), Hot 97 personality Ebro Darden and Rinse FM's Julie Adenuga. There are also shows hosted by St. Vincent and QOTSA's Josh Homme. It feels very freeform -- at one point today Zane Lowe followed a cut from noisy UK indie band Spring King with A$AP Rocky's "Everyday" -- but very pro radio sounding (sound effects, talking all over the songs) at the same time. The station is spearheaded by Trent Reznor (who worked for Beats before Apple acquired it) and he talked to Rolling Stone about his involvement:

I think having access to all the music in the world is great, but it then starts to place a burden on what the experience is like navigating through, now that you have access to everything," Reznor explains. "I think that naturally places the burden on having an experience be great. I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices and the way music is presented to you with love and care. It's exciting. And you leave with stuff you wouldn't have dreamed you wanted and you're excited to listen and share it and experience it.
Beats 1 can be listened to without subscribing to Apple Music, by the way, and you can make requests.

As for the social aspects of Apple Music, there is a "Connect" feature that allows musicians to upload songs, videos and photos that aren't already within Apple Music's system. For example, when I clicked on "connect," I was shown that Sonic Youth have offered up a live version of "Shaking Hell" (cool) and that Belle & Sebastian had uploaded a photo (shrug).

Is any of this enough for you to try it out or cancel your Spotify account? Apple Music doesn't work on Sonos systems yet but the wireless speaker manufacturers are promising compatibility by the end of the year.

Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal, the band of Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, recently announced appearances for the Toronto, Denver, and Chicago Riot Fests, and they recently added many more tour dates.

The dates include a NYC show happening September 16 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/17) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Josh Homme has rarely been a live member of EODM, but he did just make an appearance at their France show last week. Watch a video of the band playing "I Want You So Hard" with Josh on drums, below...

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Meyers, Armisen and the new 'Late Night' house band...

Fred Armisen will be the bandleader on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. The host (and former SNL Weekend Update anchor) tweeted the above picture this afternoon writing, "Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he's off shooting Portlandia." The rest of the band includes Girls Vs. Boys bassist (and big time indie rock producer ) Eli Janney and, as Stereogum notes, that the band looks to include Seth Jabour and Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav. Armisen and LSV are old pals. The new Late Night makes its debut on February 24 on NBC.

The Roots, meanwhile, will remain Jimmy Fallon's house band when he takes over The Tonight Show on February 17. (Keeping Questlove and crew was part of the reason the show is moving back to NYC.) Guests the first week of the show include Will Smith and U2 (2/17), Lady Gaga (2/18), The Arcade Fire (2/20) and, here's a shocker, Justin Timberlake (2/21).

In related news, Portlandia returns February 27 for its fourth season on IFC. Musical guest stars to look out for include TVOTR's Tunde Adebimpe, former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and QOTSA frontman Josh Homme.

photos by PSquared Photography

Queens of the Stone Age & the Kills @ Barclays Center
Queens ofo the Stone Age
The Kills

As the house lights dimmed and a giant screen projected a 60-second countdown for fans to anticipate the arrival of Queens, they strolled on stage with instruments and drinks in hand and ripped it from the get-go. Opening with "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire," and then jumping right into "No One Knows," to the first ...Like Clockwork single, "My God is the Sun," they managed to extend each song a bit by jamming and feeding off each other's playing as if they were an improv jazz group that were using roaring guitars and thick bass rather than trumpets and saxophones. "We were in Boston last night," singer Josh Homme told the crowd, which was met with a chorus of boos, "Boston has a lot of rules. This is New York City, you have no rules. You are at a Queens show, you can do whatever you want," he said just before going into "Burn the Witch." It is with that mentality that has gotten Queens the respect they deserve over the years. They are one of the few rock and roll bands, that still know how to be rock stars. They may not be trashing hotel rooms or discussing their womanizing, but they can surely play as hard as they want and encourage their audience to live as hard as they want. [Huffington Post]
Queens of the Stone Age have had a big comeback year with ...Like Clockwork, the long-awaited followup to 2007's Era Vulgaris which reunited many of the musicians who were on the mega-popular Songs for the Deaf and ended up on many Best of 2013 lists, as well as being nominated for a Grammy. Around the time of its release, they played an intimate Brooklyn show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, but over the weekend (12/14) they had their real victory lap when they headlined the Barclays Center. Their friends The Kills opened, and pictures of both bands are in this post.

QOTSA also recently told us their favorite albums of 2013, and in other related news, both QOTSA and The Kills have members in The Dead Weather, who just released a new song.

More pictures from Barclays Center, along with QOTSA's setlist and a couple videos, below...

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photos by Tim Griffin

QOTSA @ The Moody Theater - 10/3/2013
QOTSA @ The Moody Theater - 10/3/2013

The first weekend of the two-weekend 2013 Austin City Limits Festival begins in Austin today (10/4). Queens of the Stone Age, whose frontman Josh Homme joined the Arctic Monkeys on stage in LA one night earlier, headline the Bud Light stage tonight, overlapping with 30 minutes of Depeche Mode who overlap an hour with Muse who close down Zilker Parl tonight.

Other weekend headliners include The Cure, Kings of Leon, Atoms for Peace, Phoenix and last but not least Lionel Richie. Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, The Shouting Matches (a side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon), Grimes, Passion Pit, The National, Tame Impala, Neko Case, and many, many more are also on the 8-stage, 3-day, 2-weekend bill.

Queens of the Stone Age, whose next NYC show is a headlining one at Barclays Center with the Kills, unofficially kicked things off last night (10/3) with a taping at Moody Theater in Austin for the Austin City Limits TV show. Stay tuned next season for that episode, but meanwhile you can check out our pictures from the rock action. More below....

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Arctic Monkeys at Free Press Summer Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys recently graced us with a new single, "Do I Wanna Know?," and they've now announced that it will be the opening track to their new album, AM, which is due out on September 10 via Domino. The album also features the track "R U Mine?," which has been floating around since 2012. It was produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, who produced or co-produced their last three records, and features Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, who co-produced Humbug and who featured AM frontman Alex Turner on QOTSA's new album. It also features Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello & The Attractions), The Coral's Bill Ryder-Jones, and "punk poet" John Cooper Clarke.

Arctic Monkeys have a number of international dates scheduled, but only a few North American dates, none of which are in NYC. Check out their full tour schedule, along with the AM tracklist and streams of its two singles, below...

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review by Andrew Marinaccio

QOTSA at Brooklyn Masonic Temple - 6/7/13 (via Grace Harris)

Josh Homme and his fellow Queens of the Stone Age supposedly went through their fair share of strife while writing their latest LP, ...Like Clockwork. You wouldn't know it by their new live shows. Friday night's "secret" gig at Brooklyn Masonic Temple found Homme and the current incarnation of the band as sharp as ever, maintaining their customary onslaught of mighty desert riffs. Even a relatively tidied-up, buzz-cut Homme still retained his fiendish Lizard Prince rock star persona. "Thanks for letting us get drunk [in] your place tonight," he said, while the band ripped through the entirety of their new album. As sickly and distressed as Clockwork sounds, old habits can't help but die hard.

And it's fortunate that's the case. While all the Clockwork songs retained their slinky, subdued dread live, Queens rollicked through most of the set, liberally swapping guitar-- and occasionally, Mellotron -- duties with stadium-sized swagger. "If I Had a Tail" and "Fairweather Friends" were issued with devil-may-care abandon. Even when Homme took to the keys to play a pitch-perfect lounge crooner on "The Vampyre of Time and Memory," Queens' rowdier zeal visibly won out. Homme gleefully bragged over the busted mechanical groove of "Smooth Sailing" -- introducing it as a "nihilistic fuck song" -- while the extended solos on "I Appear Missing" strained the band's terrific dexterity towards an appropriately theatrical climax, sweating and spitting through it all.

Needless to say, the crowd was packed with diehards who only aimed to match the escalating enthusiasm of the band, which peaked during their encore. Fans were primed to rush the stage when newcomer Jon Theodore began the cruising beat of "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire." Naturally, Homme sauntered over to his guitar amid the impending chaos, and flicked his cigarette behind him before digging into the riff. "No One Knows" typically delighted, and the band capped things off with another forearm-rending jam in "A Song for the Dead."

The Brooklyn show was one day after QOTSA played NJ's Vintage Vinyl and two days after they performed Live on Letterman. The band just announced more dates surrounding previously discussed festival appearances, like Philly's Made In America, but unfortunately no more in NYC at the moment. All dates are listed, along with a video of the band playing Fairweather Friends" at Brooklyn Masonic Temple and their full setlist from that show, below.

Continue reading "Queens of the Stone Age played Brooklyn Masonic Temple, announce more tour dates (dates, setlist, & live video)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Queens of the Stone Age - Josh Homme & fans @ Vintage Vinyl
Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age released their new album, ...Like Clockwork, this week (6/4) and have been doing some celebrating for it in the NYC-area. They already performed "Live on Letterman" on Wednesday (6/5), and then last night (6/6) they stopped by Ford, NJ's Vintage Vinyl for an in-store. The setlist included five tracks off their new album, early classic "Monsters in the Parasol," and some material off their last two releases. The full setlist is below with more pictures from the record store show.

As mentioned, QOTSA continue their album release week celebrations with a show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple TONIGHT (6/7). That show went on sale yesterday and is now entirely sold out.

More pictures and the setlist from Vintage Vinyl below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Josh Homme

Desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age put out their new record, ...Like Clockwork, today (6/4) via Matador. It's their first album since 2007, their first with Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri, and Mark Lanegan all together since Songs for the Deaf, and their first on an independent label since their debut. The record also features appearances from Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Trent Reznor, Elton John, and others. And while the guest appearances aren't felt as strongly as ones on past albums, that doesn't hold the album back from being a very solid listen. Certain tracks (my personal favorite is "I Sat By The Ocean") rank among the band's best. A Spotify stream of the album and the video for "My God Is the Sun" are below.

In honor of the release, the band will be doing some celebrating in the NYC-area this week. First, on Wednesday (6/5), QOTSA will do a "Live On Letterman" concert, which will be taped in the Ed Sullivan Theater and air on CBS.com and VEVO at 9 PM that day.

The next day (6/6), they'll be doing an in-store at one of NJ's greatest record stores, Vintage Vinyl (you had to buy a record to get in and it "sold out" very quickly the day it was announced).

And finally, on Friday (6/7), they're doing a secret show in Brooklyn. We can't say much more than that, but if you click that link you'll see at least one record store is giving out 30 tickets (a number much lower than the capacity of the venue they're playing).

All dates are listed, along with that stream/video, below...

Continue reading "Queens of the Stone Age playing secret Brooklyn show, and 'Live on Letterman' and a NJ in-store (updated dates)"

Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Lee Ving, Pat Smear, and Taylor Hawkins
Lee Ving

As mentioned before, the documentary about legendary recording studio Sound City is being directed by Dave Grohl and will make it's world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Consequence of Sound reports that Dave Grohl is also doing its soundtrack, titled Sound City - Real to Reel, which features collaborations between a crazy/amazing cast of musicians, and will include "Cut Me Some Slack," the song he did with Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the 12.12.12 Benefit at MSG this week.

Other collaborations include "You Can't Fix This" with Stevie Nicks; "The Man That Never Was" with Rick Springfield; and "Mantra" featuring QOTSA's Josh Homme and Trent Reznor. Other collaborators include legendary session drummer Jim Keltner, Cheap Trick's Rick Neilsen and former FEAR vocalist Lee Ving. The soundtrack is out March 12 and is available for pre-order via iTunes. Full Sound City soundtrack is below.

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Nick Oliveri w/ Kyuss Lives! at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Nick Oliveri

According to a Facebook post on Nick Oliveri's band Mondo Generator's page, Nick, who last year dealt with some legal trouble but is back in Kyuss, "recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song." Nick was with QOTSA on their classic albums, Rated R and Songs for the Deaf. Dave Grohl, who recorded drums on Songs for the Deaf, is back on board for this album too and Trent Reznor is also doing some work on it. Here's to hoping they get Mark Lanegan on board for a full SFTD reunion.

Dave Grohl, who was recently added to the 12/12/12 Sandy benefit at MSG, will also by the keynote speaker for SXSW 2013 in Austin.

Trent Reznor, meanwhile, has been keeping busy with his How to destroy angels_ project, who recently released their An omen_ EP and are planning a full length follow up. He just put out a video for the song "Ice Age" off that EP, which was directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless). You can watch that video below.

Continue reading "Nick Oliveri working with QOTSA again (Dave Grohl & Trent Reznor too); How to destroy angels_ release video"

Kyuss Lives at Stubb's, Austin, TX Oct 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Kyuss Lives

Chalk one up in the win column for Kyuss Lives! Well, sorta.

Former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme and bassist Scott Reeder recently filed a federal lawsuit against their former bandmates John Garcia (vocals) and Brant Bjork (drums) to prohibit the latter duo from continuing to use the Kyuss Lives! moniker for their band.

On Monday, Judge S. James Otero of the United States District Court Central District of California announced his verdict, which weighs somewhat in favor of Garcia and Bjork.

Essentially, Kyuss Lives! can use their name in concert, but not for recordings. "The Court will issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting Defendants from using the Kyuss Mark in any capacity unless the word 'Lives' follows the word 'Kyuss' in equally-prominent lettering," reads the verdict. "The Court will issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting Defendants from using the Kyuss Lives Mark in conjunction with any studio album, live album, or other audio recording. The Motion is denied, however, with respect to Plaintiffs' request that Defendants be enjoined from using the Kyuss Lives Mark in conjunction with concerts and live performances."

But this ruling doesn't fully protect Garcia and Bjork from running into further troubles down the road even if they use the Kyuss Lives! name solely for concerts. "It may be in Defendants' best interest to begin re-branding under a new name," the judge wrote. - [Rolling Stone]

Former Kyuss members pursued the remainder of the gang who have been touring as Kyuss Lives! as of late. No word on if the band will change their name on the advice of the judge.

photos by Joe McCabe

Jake Shears @ Bowery Ballroom - 5/6/2012
Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters' new album Magic Hour is out May 29, though you can already get the first single "Only The Horses" at iTunes, where you can get four remixes of the song too. Check a new informercial for the LP starring QOTSA's Josh Homme, below.

Don't ever accuse Scissor Sisters of not keeping it real. Though the band is clearly able to fill substantially larger rooms on multiple nights, the NYC crew, as they always do before a new album, played a small show at Bowery Ballroom on May 6th with Zebra Katz.

The Sisters played 7 new songs... including the first two singles "Only The Horses" and the rap-infused track "Shady Love." The dance party/answering machine message "Let's Have A Kiki" was also played and included a great choreographed routine with Jake and the back-up singers (see photo below). "Keep Your Shoes On" is a dance track that is destined to become a Scissor Sisters classic. "Years of Living Dangerously" is a slower song that the audience was definitely vibing to and "Baby Come Home" has a groove similar to "Laura." ...Sandwiched in between the new songs (all of which made their US live debut), were classic Scissor Sisters songs such as their cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," "Take Your Mama," "Mary," "Invisible Light," "Skin This Cat," "Kiss You Off," "Any Which Way," "Music is the Victim," and "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'." -[Zimbio]
Pictures anbd the full setlist from that show are in this post. It all continues, with the informercial video and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Josh Homme does informercial for new LP by Scissor Sisters (who played Bowery Ballroom) -- video, live pics & more dates"

by BBG

Nick Oliveri of Kyuss Lives! at Terminal 5 (more by Greg Cristman)
Kyuss Lives

Looks like former Kyuss members Scott Reeder and Josh Homme aren't too pleased with the recently reformed Kyuss Lives!. Homme & Reeder have filed a lawsuit against Kyuss Lives! alleging trademark infringement and consumer fraud. Their joint statement reads:

"It sucks. To think we went to a meeting in January solely to help them with their request to continue Kyuss Lives! With open arms, we made every attempt to help them continue Kyuss Lives! respectfully. Only to discover while they looked us in the eye, Kyuss Lives! management and band had filed federal documents in 2011 in an attempt to steal the name Kyuss."
This is desperately what we were trying to avoid. It's a sad day for us and for John - but most of all for the fans. What a needless mess.
In related news, Kyuss & Kyuss Lives! member Nick Oliveri had his day in court regarding the little incident he had with the SWAT team. According to TMZ, the bassist faces "two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer". Oliveri has pleaded not-guilty on all counts and will head to court in middle-April to face sentencing of up to 15 years in prison.

Mark Lanegan at Bowery Ballroom in 2010 (more by Caleb Heller)
Mark Lanegan

The Mark Lanegan Band will return this February with their first album since 2004's Bubblegum. The new album, Blues Funeral, comes out in North America on February 7 via 4AD and a day earlier in the UK. The album was recorded with Alain Johannes, who also worked on Bubblegum and features guest appearances from Josh Homme, who he's collaborated with before, Greg Dulli, who he collaborated with in Gutter Twins, and Jack Irons, who drummed in Eleven with Johannes. Check out the album's opening track, "The Gravedigger's Song," along with the album's artwork and tracklist below. You can pre-order the album at the 4AD webstore.

The Mark Lanegan Band is touring the album in Europe from late February to early April, but before they do that, they've got a few North American shows scheduled, including one in NYC on the US album release date, February 7 at Bowery Ballroom with Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates, stream, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Mark Lanegan Band announces new album & tour dates (Bowery Ballroom on sale now)"

Them Crooked Vultures at Coachella 2010 (more by Rachel Carr)
Them Crooked Vultures at Coachella

Father of two Robert McIndoe, 52, was unable to sleep for three months after going to a rock concert that left him with a permanent ringing in his ear. He was watching supergroup 'Them Crooked Vultures' at Brixton Academy.
In the coming months Mr McIndoe faced an uphill struggle to to get proper treatment for the condition, Southwark Coroner's Court heard.
His wife eventually received a letter of referral to a hospital ear, nose and throat specialist on November 1 last year - the day after he apparently killed himself.
Shirley McIndoe told the hearing that the day after the gig last July, her husband was "cross with himself" for not taking ear plugs.
She said: "When it first happened he wasn't too bothered about it because he thought it would subside, and the friend he had been with also had ringing in his ears that day.
"But it was a constant irritation.
"He didn't get a night of sleep after that until he went to hospital."-[Telegraph]
Super sad. (wear your earplugs!)


They're only really mentioning Dean, Gene (who will sing the National Anthem), Glenn McClelland (who will play organ) & Josh (who is not part of the reunited Kyuss), but I think that's enough reason to go to this Ween hometown charity event on Sunday (10/2). New Hope, PA is a beautiful place to visit anyway if you haven't been.

More Ween events, including Halloween at Hammerstein Ballroom, listed below...

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