Queens of the Stone Age are back from a too long hiatus with a hard rockin new single. QOTSA seem to be back to their roots with “My God Is The Sun” with Josh Homme delivering some sexy vocals.
This is their first release from the upcoming ‘…Like Clockwork’ which will be out in June. The album includes guest appearances from Dave Grohl (of course), Trent Reznor, Elton John ( who also appears on the new Fall Out Boy) record and former bassist for the band Nick Oliveri. The last one irks me a bit because as you QOTSA fans may know, Oliveri was kicked out of the band in 2004 by Homme for “partying too hard” and oh yeah, (allegedly) beating up his girlfriend. Nick only provides vocals on the album, and has rejoined their other band Kyuss.
I still have high hopes for …Like Clockwork, no matter who’s on it. What do you guys think of the first single?
Dave Grohl may have left the Foo Fighters behind, for now, but he isn’t staying away from music altogether. He’s been keeping busy with the Sound City Players and promoting his documentary, ‘Sound City.’ In this clip, Grohl jams with Josh Homme from Queens of The Stone Age and Trent Reznor on a song called “Mantra.”
The three are working together on the next QOTSA album, and this might be a taste of what’s to come, or it’s just three music nerds having fun with their instruments. Dave will be at SXSW next week to deliver the keynote address. The “Sound City: Real to Reel” soundtrack will be released on March 12.
[Ed. Note: I saw this film for its One Night Only showing, and this song was breathtaking in the huge theater (The Cinerama in Seattle) with state of the art sound. I understand folks who may not dig its “tinny” sound on their laptops or iPhones. Good headphones or a good sound system will change your mind–and DO order the dvd. Effing AMAZING. – Julia]