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Josh Homme announces star-studded line-up for ‘Desert Sessions’ volumes 11 and 12

Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme has revealed full details of his new 'Desert Sessions' project – featuring the likes of comedian and musician Matt Berry as well as members of Royal Blood, ZZ Top, Scissor Sisters, Warpaint and many more. EXCLUSIVE: The NME Big Read – Josh Homme's Desert Sessions: "I'm like a tour guide heading deep...

Mini Mansions lift off from ‘Tranquility Base…’ at Reading 2019, destination AI apocalypse

If Mini Mansions – the LA semi-supergroup made up of on-stage associates of Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets – are trying to downplay the idea that their 2015 track ‘Vertigo’ inspired ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’, they’re going a funny way about it. To an intro tape of distinctly lunar lounge atmospherics,...

Dave Grohl responds to reports he’s on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has responded to reports that he's set to feature on Queens Of The Stone Age's upcoming new album. Read More: Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ return to Reading: “This festival is my first love” Earlier this year, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons revealed that he had been working with Josh Homme and co. on their ‘Villains’ follow-up. The singer...

Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ return to Reading: “This festival is my first love”

It’s the long-awaited return of Club NME in London, and a packed out Moth Club is buzzing after the performance of Saint Leonard to see if the online rumours of tonight’s ‘special guest’ are true. As more fans pile in, while others clamber on top of the social club sofas to catch a glimpse of the stage, Dave Grohl...

Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Raconteurs and more pay tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain on his birthday

Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders, Brody Dalle and The Raconteurs all led tributes to the late Anthony Bourdain on what would have been his birthday. The US TV chef, host, writer and journalist died in France last year (June 8). He was 61 years old. Yesterday (June 25) to mark what would have been his birthday, a...

Dave Grohl and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons to feature on new Queens of the Stone Age record

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons are reportedly among the names lending their talents to the next Queens of the Stone Age record. The US rockers are said to be working on the follow-up to 'Villains', their seventh album which was released in August 2017. But Gibbons now says that it's set to be a star-studded affair,...

Queens Of The Stone Age share message about their band name in support of Pride Month

Queens Of The Stone Age have shared a message of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community for Pride Month, advising homophobes to not listen to the band. The band took to social media to share an image of rainbow flags, calling on their fans to "do something wonderful for someone". "Remember, it’s still Pride Month!" wrote the band on Instagram. "Do something...

Josh Homme teases new Desert Sessions project

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Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has hinted that a new Desert Sessions album could be on the way. Read more: Queens Of The Stone Age's 10 best songs The Desert Sessions was a collective of musicians led by Homme between 1997-2003 which saw the group release 10 records. The final instalment of The Desert Sessions – Volume 10:...

A rummage through the bulging stocking of 2018’s Christmas cover versions

Blossoms – 'Wonderful Christmastime' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTUYdCmbM1o Who did the original? Paul McCartney recorded the Chrimbo perennial  in 1979. What’s it like? Cool Like Yule! Stockport's Blossoms are no slouches when it comes to spreading festive cheer – they’ve covered ‘Last Christmas’ live for yonks, even during summer. Accompanied by an Instagram comic strip, this hews scrupulously to the synths 'n' sleigh bells original,...

Listen to Josh Homme’s festive take on ‘Silent Night’

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has released his own festive take on 'Silent Night' ' - together with a reading of the classic Christmas tale, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' later this week. 'Silent Night' is a charity single and features Australian blues singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking. It's available both on 7" vinyl and to stream. 'Twas the...