Queens Of The Stone Age and Foo Fighters played a sweaty, intense warm-up show for this weekend’s CARLING WEEKEND FESTIVALS in LONDON last night (August 24).
The show, held at the Stratford Rex in East London sold out within days of tickets going on sale. Among the celebrities in the audience was Charlatans frontman and nme.com guest reviewer Tim Burgess, who recently reviewed Kiss in LA for the website. Burgess spent the whole evening trying to avoid being noticed by fans by wearing a pair of oversized purple sunglasses.
Queens of The Stone Age played first, and showcased tracks from their new album ‘Rated R’, released in the UK last Monday (August 21). Highlights included an opening ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’, and a chaotic version of current single ‘Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret’.
During the Foo Fighters headline set, which spanned the band’s five-year career, vocalist Dave Grohl reminded fans of his old Nirvana days by taking to the drums to play a cover of the Pink Floyd song ‘Have A Cigar’. The song, which featured Foo‘s drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals, originally featured on Pink Floyd‘s 1975 album ‘Wish You Were Here’.
Both bands are confirmed to play at this weekend’s Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds this coming weekend.
nme.com are already on site, and will be bringing you unrivalled news, reviews and video updates until the close of proceedings on Monday.