The Damned Recruit Queens Of The Stone Age Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen For Upcoming Shows

The Damned have recruited Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen to play guitar during their shows next month. He will be filling in for Captain Sensible.

Van Leeuwen commented:

“Ladies and Gentlemen… How Do?

I am beyond excited and honored to be playing several shows with The Damned in the Merry Merry Month of May.

Due to ongoing travel restrictions, the ever-charismatic Captain Sensible will not be doing these US dates. So when asked, I was more than happy to offer my services and step in as a temporary replacement.


May 11 – House Of Blues Las Vegas NV (w/ Kid Congo Powers)

May 14 – Cruel World Fest Brookside @ The Rose Bowl Pasadena CA

May 15 – Cruel World Fest Brookside @ The Rose Bowl Pasadena CA

May 17 – Masonic Temple San Francisco CA (w/ Blondie)

May 18 – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay San Diego CA (w/ Blondie)”

The Damned added:

“As you now know, Due to ongoing travel restrictions, The Captain will not be doing the US dates in May. Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens Of The Stone Age has offered his services and will be stepping in as a temporary replacement. A massive thank you to Troy !!

Captain Sensible will be playing shows in June in the UK & Germany. We’re also hoping that restrictions will ease in the USA, so as he can join the band on the August dates with Blondie and will of course be playing with the Original line-up with on their final dates this Autumn.”

[via The PRP]

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) & Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) To Guest On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are set to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album. They join previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus), and the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Smith said the following about the record during an appearance on Chris Jericho‘s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast:

“We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow. We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s on a couple again. Me and Andrew are doing it.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s fucking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his fucking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track.

Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens, solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Armed Premiere “All Futures” Live Video

The Armed have premiered a new live video for “All Futures.” The footage was captured during the band’s March 5 show at the El Club in Detroit, MI. Notably, that set featured guest guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age). The track appears on the band’s latest album “Ultrapop.”

Mark Lanegan (Ex-Screaming Trees, Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) Passes Away

Mark Lanegan (ex-Screaming Trees, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) has sadly passed away at the age of 57. The following statement was issued:

“Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley. No other information is available at this time. The family asks everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”

This news comes several months after Lanegan opened up about his “terrifying” battle with COVID-19 in a new book called “Devil In A Coma.”

Watch Footage From Recent Charity Concert Featuring Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etc. Members

Danny Carey (Tool), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne) recently took part in a charity concert for Malibu Elementary School. You can find some fan-filmed footage from that set below:

Mark Lanegan To Detail His “Terrifying” Battle With COVID-19 In New Book “Devil In A Coma”

Mark Lanegan (ex-Screaming Trees, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) will be releasing a new memoir titled “Devil In A Coma” on December 14 via White Rabbit. The book, which was written in vignettes of prose and poetry, will focus on the musician’s “terrifying” battle with COVID-19.

Here’s a synopsis:

“One blindingly bright morning in Ireland in March 2021 Mark Lanegan woke up and walked into the kitchen to pour himself a cup of coffee. Having gone completely deaf during the illness that had been slowly devouring his sick body, he found himself floored with cracked ribs, unable to breathe. His body, burdened with a gigantic dose of COVID-19, was quickly taken to Kerry Hospital with little hope of survival.

Slipping in and out of a coma, Lanegan’s mind and body were left oscillating between life and death, unable to walk or function for several months. As his situation becomes more intolerable over the course of that bleakest of springs he is assaulted by nightmares, visions and regrets about a life lived on the edge of chaos and disorder. He is prompted to consider his predicament and how, in his sixth decade, his lifelong battle with mortality has led to this final banal encounter with a disease that has done for millions, when he has apparently been cheating death for his whole existence.”

Lee Brackstone, publisher of White Rabbit, commented:

“‘Devil In A Coma’ is the latest work by a master of many forms, who has once again made art out of suffering and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Unsparing — of both himself and the world we now find ourselves in — and grotesquely compelling, this book could not be more visceral and intense if it were written in blood.”

In related news, Lanegan’s book publicist has also offered an update on his current condition:

“He has gotten his hearing back now but his health is up and down.”

Josh Homme’s Daughter Reportedly Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Him

According to Spin, Camille Homme, the teenage daughter of Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone) and Brody Dalle (The Distillers), has been granted a temporary restraining order against her father. This news comes after Dalle was denied a request to get restraining orders for her and Josh’s young sons, Orrin and Wolf, who accused their father of abuse. Spin shared a summary of Camille’s court order:

“Camille alleges that Homme would punch the steering wheel and cross double yellow lines while driving, that he would mock and belittle her brother Ryder, physically abuse her brothers and threatened to kill himself after Ryder allegedly told their mother, over FaceTime, that he had ‘so many things to tell you about dad.’ She is requesting that Homme is sent to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Camille also says that she and her brothers are ‘afraid of retaliation’ from their father and that ‘we’re afraid he might hit us or continue to abuse us emotionally.”

Brody Dalle (The Distillers) Files Restraining Orders Against Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) On Behalf Of Their Sons, Judges Deny The Request

According to TMZ, Brody Dalle (The Distillers) recently filed two restraining orders against her ex-husband Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone) on behalf of their young sons, Orrin and Wolf. However, her requests have since been denied by several judges.

Rolling Stone are also reporting that the restraining orders included handwritten accounts of abuse from Orrin and Wolf. Orrin said the following:

“Joshua Homme, myself, and Dean Fertida were sitting on the couch and my dad Joshua Homme reached over and grabbed my private parts even when I told him to stop and kept saying ‘Balls’ over and over.”

Orrin also accused Homme of shoving him, throwing items at him, and hitting him in the head. He continued:

“My dad calls me a liar and a traitor. He calls me fat and tells me that my mom says I’m fat. My dad screams in my face when I’m sleeping and punches the bed. He tells me that he has murdered people.”

“My dad said he was going to murder, shoot, and kill my mom’s boyfriend Gunner. I am scared he is going to hurt to kill them.”

Wolf also shared similar accounts, while adding:

“He is scary. I am scared when I go to Dad’s.”

Homme has denied the allegations with his attorney Susan Wiesner having told Rolling Stone the following:

“The allegations made by Ms. Dalle against Mr. Homme are categorically false. In order to protect the children, we will not be making any further statements.”

Wiesner also issued a separate statement to TMZ:

“Ms. Dalle has previously brought these claims to the police, DCFS, and the presiding judge of the family law court, all of whom have declined to take any action based upon these spurious claims.”

This news comes after Homme and Dalle previously filed restraining orders against each other. It also comes after Homme recently filed a new complaint against Dalle saying that she “currently has [their] children and refuses to return them to [him] for [his] custodial time” and that she “has withheld them from school and is non-responsive as to their whereabouts.” The next hearing is currently scheduled to take place on September 13.

Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Etc. Members To Appear In Apple TV+ Series “Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson”

Mark Ronson will be hosting a new Apple TV+ mini-series called “Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson.” The show, which “explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation,” will premiere on July 30 and it will feature: Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Beastie Boys‘ Ad-Rock and Mike D, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker, and more.

Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) Among Artists Featured On Paul McCartney Covers/Remix Album “McCartney III Imagined”

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme has recorded a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Lavatory Lil“ for a new covers/remix album titled “McCartney III Imagined.” That effort will be released on April 16 and it will also feature Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Beck, and more.

“McCartney III Imagined” Track Listing:

01. “Find My Way” (feat. Beck)
02. “The Kiss Of Venus” (Dominic Fike)
03. “Pretty Boys” (feat. Khruangbin)
04. “Women And Wives” (St. Vincent remix)
05. “Deep Down” (Blood Orange remix)
06. “Seize The Day” (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
07. “Slidin’” (EOB remix)
08. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” (Damon Albarn remix)
09. “Lavatory Lil” (Josh Homme)
10. “When Winter Comes” (Anderson .Paak remix)
11. “Deep Deep Feeling” (3D RDN remix)
12. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” (Idris Elba remix) (exclusive physical edition bonus track)

The effort’s first single, Dominic Fike‘s cover of “The Kiss Of Venus,” can be streamed below: