Queens Of The Stone Age Book November European/UK Tour

Queens Of The Stone Age have a European/UK tour planned for November. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Villains,“ which will be released on August 25.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Casalecchio, Di Reno, ITA – Unipol Arena
11/05 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/06 Dubendorf, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/07 Paris, FRA – AccorHotels Arena
11/10 Munchen, GER – Zenith
11/11 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
11/12 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
11/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Tap 1
11/15 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
11/16 Antwerpen, BEL – Sportpaleis
11/18 London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley
11/19 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
11/21 London, UK – The O2
11/23 Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
11/24 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena

Queens Of The Stone Age Premiere New Song “The Way You Used To Do“, Reveal Details For New Album “Villains”

Queens Of The Stone Age have premiered a new song titled “The Way You Used To Do.“ This track is from their new album “Villains,” which will be released on August 25.

Josh Homme said the following about the album:

“The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question ‘what do we sound like now?’ If you can’t make a great first record, you should just stop – but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn’t evolve, you become a parody of that original sound.”

He also added the following about the title:

“The title ‘Villains’ isn’t a political statement. It has nothing to do with Trump or any of that shit. It’s simply 1) a word that looks fantastic and 2) a comment on the three versions of every scenario: yours, mine and what actually happened… Everyone needs someone or something to rail against—their villain — same as it ever was. You can’t control that. The only thing you can really control is when you let go.”

“Villains” Track Listing:

01. “Feet Don’t Fail Me”
02. “The Way You Used To Do”
03. “Domesticated Animals”
04. “Fortress”
05. “Head Like A Haunted House”
06. “Un-Reborn Again”
07. “Hideaway”
08. “The Evil Has Landed”
09. “Villains Of Circumstance

In other news, the band have also announced a North American tour with Royal Blood:

09/06 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
09/07 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
09/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
09/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
09/12 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/15 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
09/16 Cleveland, OH – Riot Fest
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/10 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
10/12 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
10/13 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC
10/14 Saint Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/15 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10/17 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
10/18 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National CEntre
10/20 Washington, DC – TBA
10/21 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
10/22 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/24 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Creates Score For New Film “In The Fade”

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme has has created the score for a new German film called “In The Fade.” The movie was written and directed by Fatih Akin, and it stars Diane Krugerr as a woman seeking revenge after Neo-nazis kill her husband and son. You can check out a trailer for that below:

Akin told Variety the following about recruiting Homme:

“When I was writing this, I was listening to a lot of music by Queens Of The Stone Age. I had the feeling that this could be the music that the character was listening to, It has a self-destructive attitude and somehow the film is about self-destruction. I sent him a very early version of the film. He immediately called back saying he loved it and was blown away and that he would like to put his hands on it. We phoned maybe four or five times, sent 10 emails back and forth and then I had the music. It was a very uncomplicated, fast and very clean process of working.”

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Talks New Album

Josh Homme was recently interviewed by The Rock FM, and talked a little bit about the new Queens Of The Stone Age album. He said the following:

“Well I think the new record is more like… We’re sort of like a panther in a tree leaping out of the darkness. I think we feel ready to pounce, everyone is really ready to go. We’re just leaning on the gate waiting for someone to open that sucker up so we can move. And I think the record feels that way too. It feels uptempo and like… Where the last thing [“…Like Clockwork“] was about making it through, this record, we’ve made it through the other side and we’re ready to roll.”

When asked about a release date, he stayed secretive::

“I think one of the great things about being in a rock n’ roll band is the mystery of it all. And I think we’re just gonna unfurl that in a slow way. It’s gonna be a bit of rock n’ roll hide and seek. So we’re just gonna start letting loose some clues here and there—we’ll have fun gently torturing each other, know what I mean?”

He also said the following when asked if he still has goals he would like to achieve:

“I’ve always been a believer that right now is all you’ll ever get and in that respect I don’t get too nostalgic. I think the most difficult thing is to make your last record your best record. And the only way to do that is to concentrate on the ones that you’re on and make them full of risk and be vulnerable and take a chance.

At the end of the day, this is just a musical way to explain a lifetime. So the most important record I’m making is the one I’m working on. For the lack of a better term, I sort of bet my life on that. Those other things have been such a blessing and I’d like to take things that I’ve learned and put everything into this new thing. Because if you don’t risk anything, you’re not gonna get anything. I don’t want to copy myself, I just want to take another chance at it. Take another swing at it. It keeps it always exciting that way.”

[via The PRP]

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Talks Recent Surgery

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme was recently interviewed by news.com.au and talked about his recent hand surgery. He said the following:

“We have been hitting it hard when it comes to my body and it’s always ‘We will deal with you later’ I had surgery on my wrist once before and four days later, I was on tour in Australia. My doctor called me a dipshit. I had a problem with my tendon, it was very difficult for me to flip the bird for a while.”

In other news, he also revealed that the new Queens Of The Stone Age album will have no guests.