The Queens Of The Stone Age on Tour

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Josh Homme and Dean Fertita have a game of table football backstage as they prepare for their Brixton Academy show. We don't know who won, unfortunately. Photo: Matt Field

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QOTSA bassist Michael Shuman amuses keyboard player Dean Fertita by sporting a 'hilarious' new moustache. Photo: Matt Field

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Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillio was hired by Josh Homme after the frontman heard him play just half-a-song at an informal rehearsal. Photo: Matt Field

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Before his stint, Troy Van Leeuwen worked as a session guitarist for the likes of Depeche Mode and Korn. Photo: Matt Field

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Josh Homme works out the evening's setlist, which focussed heavily on the band's recent albums, but still found space for old classics like 'Hangin' Tree' and 'No One Knows'. Photo: Matt Field

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Josh Homme, putting the set together for the Brixton show, uses the pseudonym to credit his playing of other instruments when recording with QOTSA and his side projects Desert Sessions and The Eageles Of Death Metal. Photo: Matt Field

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Queens of the Stone Age relax backstage at Brixton, part of a 10-date UK tour. The band return to Britain to play four shows in February. Photo: Matt Field

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Queens of the Stone Age, seen playing table football backstage at Brixton, have already written new material to follow this year's 'Era Vulgaris' LP, and are talking about releasing it as an EP in 2008. Photo: Matt Field

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Queens Of The Stone Age have a drink before taking to the Brixton stage - while their UK tour has taken them to familiar cities, the 'Duluth' tour of the US in 2007 took them to places in the States they'd never played before. Photo: Matt Field

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When he's not in QOTSA, Troy Van Leeuwen fronts his own side project which goes under the name Enemy. Photo: Matt Field

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Drummer Joey Castillo relaxes backstage before the show. Castillio started playing the drums aged 15, inspired by the music of Black Flag, Led Zeppelin and Al Green. Photo: Matt Field

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Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen check out keyboard player Dean Fertita's work. Fertita has toured with Brendan benson, and is also a member of Benson and Jack White's band The Raconteurs. Photo: Matt Field

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Queens of the Stone Age pair Michael Shuman and mainman Josh Homme soundcheck before the band's sold-out gig at Brixton Academy. Photo: Matt Field

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Bassist Michael 'Mikey Shoes'' Shuman did not play on Queens' new album 'Era Vulgaris', but has taken over from Alain Johannes on the road. Photo: Matt Field

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Queens of the Stone Age's recent US touring partners told Homme they learned to play their instruments by working out the parts on Queens' 'Songs For The Deaf' album. Photo: Phil Wallis

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Homme slipped a part of Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' into 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer' during the band's Brixton set. Photo: Phil Wallis

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Former Danzing drummer Joey Castillo joined the band for the 'Songs For The Deaf' tour - replacing Dave Grohl, who performed on the album of the same name. What an act to follow! Photo: Phil Wallis

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When asked recently if Queens of the Stone Age would ever settle down with one line-up, Homme remarked: "Long ago I lost the opportunity to be in U2 - where it's the same four guys." Photo: Phil Wallis

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Former A Perfect Circle guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen originally joined the band for the 'Songs For The Deaf' tour of 2002. Photo: Phil Wallis

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Queens of the Stone Age have a bit of a history with Brixton Academy -they also played shows at the London venue in 2003 and 2005. Photo: Phil Wallis

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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme onstage at Brixton Academy -the star had to have surgery on as knee injury earlier this year, but finished the band's summer touring commitments before he went under the knife. Photo: Phil Wallis

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