Run The Jewels have decided to release their new album “RTJ4” a couple days early. You can purchase the record HERE with proceeds set to go towards the Mass Defense Program. You can also stream it below. Notably, the effort features a number of guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, who is featured on “Ju$t” with Pharrell Williams, and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is featured on “Pulling The Pin” with Mavis Staples. Run The Jewels commented:
“Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love. With sincere love and gratitude, Jaime + Mike“
Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme has shared new videos for “If You Run” and “Move Together” from volumes 11 and 12 of his “Desert Sessions” series. Italian filmmaker Gabriele Fabbro created the clip for “If You Run,“ while Zimbabwean filmmaker Jonathan Samukange created the clip for “Move Together.“
Fabbro said the following about the “If You Run“ video:
“I used to read a lot of news about murders, especially on European newspapers. I remember one in particular that happened in a cornfield. That article came to mind while hearing ‘If You Run.’ With this music video I want to touch themes such as ‘femicide’, ‘chase for justice’, ‘innocent curiosity vs violence’. But on top, I want to play with an existential fear. The fear of being powerless. Every tool in the video, from the shakiness of the handheld shots to the distorted sound of the radio, serves to exaggerate this fear.”
Samukange said the following about the “Move Together“ video:
“I wanted to create a seamless balance between computer graphics and reality. I want my audience to escape into a time capsule, following the tragic love story of Adam and Eve. This idea is completely nuts, but it is also grounded in reality with themes of love, togetherness, collaboration, betrayal, and even brainwashing.”
Sharon Van Etten and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme have shared an official video for their cover of Nick Lowe‘s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?.” Van Etten commented:
“We wanted to share something personal and universal. A feeling of home, safety, insecurities, and love. That we are in this time together. All of us, doing what we can to be our best – even during hard times. Our home video for our version of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” is out now. Xo”
Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are among the guests that will be featured on Run The Jewels’ new album “RTJ4.” That effort will be released on June 5 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.
“RTJ4” Track Listing:
01. “Yankee And The Brave (Ep. 4)”
02. “Ooh La La” (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
03. “Out Of Sight” (feat. 2 Chainz)
04. “Holy Calamafuck”
05. “Goonies Vs. E.T.”
06. “Walking In The Snow”
07. “Ju$t” (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)
08. “Never Look Back”
09. “The Ground Below”
10. “Pulling The Pin” (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
11. “A Few Words For The Firing Squad (Radiation)”
If you missed it, a video for “Ooh La La” can be found HERE. That clip featured a brief cameo from Zack de la Rocha.
On another note, Run The Jewels were also planning to hit the road with Rage Against The Machine this year, but the trek has since been postponed to 2021.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme has shared footage of himself performing “Villains Of Circumstance” in his bathroom. The clip was recorded as part of Hedi Slimane’s “Portrait Of A Performer” series.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme has shared a new video for “If You Run” from his “Desert Sessions” series. This particular track features Libby Grace. Volume 11, “Arrivederci Despair,” and Volume 12, “Tightwads & Nitwids & Critics & Heels,“ of the “Desert Sessions” are available now. Director Rio Hackford commented:
“The video was inspired by Josh bringing an unknown Libby Grace into the Desert Sessions arena to show her haunting magic to the world. Homme, [Matt] Sweeney and I are some of the only people who have heard Libby’s music, so the idea of them introducing her to the players and recording process lit the fuse. The song lent itself perfectly to the lonesome desert landscape and the spell that the Rancho can cast on anyone that passes through its doors.”
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has shared a new video for “Easier Said Than Done” from his “Desert Sessions” series. Volume 11, “Arrivederci Despair,” and Volume 12, “Tightwads & Nitwids & Critics & Heels,“ of that series were released last October. In other news, Homme has also launched a “Bizarre Bazaar” on eBay to raise money for his Sweet Stuff Foundation charity.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, ex-Kyuss) raise money for his upcoming hernia surgery. The musician is set to undergo the operation on December 3 and MusiCares are reportedly helping him out as well.
During a new interview with Rolling Stone, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) was asked about the status of Them Crooked Vultures, his project with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). He responded by saying he is “always ready” to be in the band again if they decide to return.
Homme said the following:
“The ironic thing is that we all want to do another Vultures record and I think everyone has certain roles they play in the Vultures, and in all honesty, I feel like part of Dave’s role — since he got it together the first time by saying, “Hey, do you wanna try this?” — I feel like that’s part of in his job description in Vultures.
I have my various things that I’m supposed to do I think, but that isn’t one of them. But I’m always ready to be in Them Crooked Vultures again. I don’t chase, you know?”
He also added:
“I think, ultimately, these things happen when they’re supposed to, and I don’t have much experience in forcing things to happen like that. When you’re playing music, people come together because they want to and not from a sense of need or desperation. I think that’s the best reason to come together.”