Queens Of The Stone Age announce 'Rated R' reissue release date

Two-disc '10th anniversary edition' is due out on August 2

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Queens Of The Stone Age have announced details of the reissue of their 2000 album 'Rated R'

Released on August 2, the two-disc special edition will include a remastered version of the original album, plus an additional disc of B-sides and live recordings.

Featuring live renditions from the group's performance at Reading festival in 2000, the songs set to appear from their set include 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer', 'The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret', 'Better Living Through Chemistry' and 'Quick And To The Pointless'.

In addition to the live tracks, the B-sides on the reissue will be 'Ode To Clarissa', 'You're So Vague' (a spoof of Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain'), 'Monsters In The Parasol', 'Born To Hula' and covers of Romeo Void's 'Never Say Never' and The Kinks' 'Who'll Be The Next In Line'.

"Am I surprised Queens have survived to the point where we have reissues?" Homme questioned during a recent interview with NME. "Yes! And that all the people [other players on 'Rated R'] are alive too."

Queens Of The Stone Age are set to return to play the Reading And Leeds Festivals this August, while Josh Homme and his Them Crooked Vultures bandmates are set to play a benefit show for a sick friend in London next month.

'Rated R' was voted NME writers' album of the year in 2000.

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