THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE!

It's an evening of shock special guests as the band wrap up their US tour...

Queens Of The Stone Age celebrated the end of their US tour in LA last night (April 18) by reuniting with sometime vocalist MARK LANEGAN onstage.

Lanegan left the Queens Of The Stone Age trek earlier this month citing exhaustion, but midway through the band’s set at the Henry Fonda Theatre the singer joined the band for a host of songs.

With Lanegan present Queens Of The Stone Age, which now features Desert Sessions members Alain Johannes on bass and guitar and Natasha Shneider on keyboards, performed ‘Hangin’ Tree’, ‘God Is In The Radio’, ’Precious And Grace’ and ‘Song for the Dead’.

As the Queens Of The Stone Age wrapped up their two-hour long set with an encore, ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons came out to surprise the group. A source close to the band told NME.COM the bearded guitarist recently jammed with Josh Homme’s troupe of musicians, but joining them on stage for ‘Burn The Witch’ was a last minute decision.

“It’s a real honour to play with Billy Gibbons,” Homme told the crowd, later quipping, “I think we look identical.”

Queens Of The Stone Age start a new tour on May 18 in Tempe, Arizona.