Queens Of The Stone Age - '…Like Clockwork'

Queens Of The Stone Age - '…Like Clockwork'

Josh Homme and his all-star pals prove the virtue of taking your sweet time on a record that’s as self-assured as it is damn sexy. Most bands don’t leave their fans waiting six long years for a new album. They don’t then promote said record...

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Queens Of The Stone Age - 'I Appear Missing'

Queens Of The Stone Age - 'I Appear Missing'

Margaret Thatcher’s death? Alex Ferguson's resignation from managing Manchester United? Both small fry in the face of the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, which has a cast list of collaborators that reads like the Debrett’s of rock'n'roll....

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Queens Of The Stone Age - 'My God Is The Sun'

Queens Of The Stone Age - 'My God Is The Sun'

Somewhere out in the desert, with the sun high in the sky, my guide stopped dead and motioned to me to be silent. He crouched and pressed his ear close to the ground. "It's coming," he whispered. There was fear in his eyes. We saw him coming over...

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Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age

Josh Homme may have unwittingly relinquished his crown as the coolest redheaded man in the world of hard rock, but he still knows how to make music that is the ideal soundtrack to woolly mammoths having sex. This is classic QOTSA, all bludgeoning...

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Queens Of The Stone Age/Arctic Monkeys

Queens Of The Stone Age/Arctic Monkeys

To the disinterest of all but a handful of the Bush-voting locals,Messrs Homme and Turner team up for the gig of the century. You join us deep in the heart of Texas, on a night when the stars – and we’re talking here about both the ones in...

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Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age

Calling your new record “Common Era” takes guts – especially if, merely years before, you were the figurehead of the greatest band on the planet. Circa 2002’s ‘Songs For The Deaf’, Queens – then flame-haired brute savant Josh Homme,...

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Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age

“Laugh in my face”, sings Josh Homme. Laugh in your face? We’re more likely to crap in our pants, you 9ft wolf-eating desert soldier. If you listen carefully to ‘3’s & 7’s’ – behind the Black & Decker guitars flying alongside...

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Queens Of The Stone Age: 100 Club, London, Thursday May 3

Queens Of The Stone Age: 100 Club, London,...

The first song is called ‘Misfit Love’ and it sounds like robots having sex. The second is called ‘Battery Acid’ and it sounds like robots having sex on drugs. Yes, Queens Of The Stone Age are back – and they’ve chosen London’s...

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Queens Of The Stone Age : Songs For The Deaf

Queens Of The Stone Age : Songs For The Deaf

The myth is often so much better than the reality. It's great to hear about the excess, but the hangovers are less often recorded. Great to hear about the drugs, but less to hear about the dependency. Brilliant to witness the amazing rock'n'roll,...

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'Rated R'

'Rated R'

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme was the genius behind one of the '90s most unheard and influential bands, Californian 'desert-rockers' Kyuss . They famously rehearsed in the Palm Springs desert, made sprawling, drug-addled,...

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