The Vampyre of Time and Memory Video & …Like Cologne EP

Apologies for the amount of time in between updates. Most of you have already heard about these news items, but they are so cool that a post is required.

First, the newly released video for The Vampyre of Time and Memory:

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And in addition, check out QOTSA’s new live EP: …Like Cologne, which was recorded on September 4th. Sorry to all of those people who live in places where Spotify doesn’t work. We’re trying to come up with a better way to share this with you.

Queens of the Stone Age gets their first #1 album

In this day and age, do album sales really matter? People download music for free, they pick and choose individual songs to buy and just generally buy significantly fewer albums than they did just a decade ago.

However, QOTSA’s new album …Like Clockwork debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and I think that’s pretty cool. It’s the band’s first number 1 album (their previous best was Lullabies to Paralyze which peaked at #5) and also the first number 1 record from Matador. Lullabies actually sold 6,000 more copies in its first week than …Like Clockwork did (97,000 vs. 91,000), but record sales are declining every year, so this debut is still pretty impressive. Many people deserve to be congratulated for this awesome achievement:

1) Josh Homme – because there is no such thing as QOTSA without Josh
2) Troy, Mikey, Dean, Dave, Joey and Jon – because there is more to QOTSA than just Mr. Homme
3) Trent Reznor, Alex Turner, Elton John and all the other guests – because each of them brought something unique to the table
4) Matador Records – because the buildup, marketing and execution of the album launch were done exceptionally well

So this piece of news isn’t really a big deal. But it sort of is. Queens of the Stone Age has created something wonderfully unexpected with …Like Clockwork and they are being rewarded for their creativity. QOTSA should be incredibly proud of this accomplishment. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last #1 record we see from Josh and the gang.

Read the full story on Billboard here

QOTSA plays …Like Clockwork at The Wiltern – May 23, 2013

This is an absolutely incredible concert from last night at The Wiltern in Los Angeles courtesy of NPR.org. Enjoy all of the songs from …Like Clockwork (except for Fairweather Friends for some reason) along with a bunch of older tracks. The band has never sounded better:

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The setlist is below:
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QOTSA on Later… with Jools Holland

A pair of awesome performances on Later… with Jools Holland.

My God is the Sun:

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I Sat by the Ocean:

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Kalopsia

Nearly 2 minute clip of Kalopsia – another track of QOTSA’s upcoming album …Like Clockwork. Some of the most strange, wonderful and original music this band has ever created:

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled

A live recording of QOTSA playing the opening track of their upcoming album …Like Clockwork from Belgian radio – this is “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”

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Listen to QOTSA perform two tracks from the new album

Today, Queens of the Stone Age debuted two tracks from their new album “…Like Clockwork” on a Belgian Radio Station.

Listen to “I Sat By the Ocean” below:

Listen to “If I Had a Tail” below:

And just to keep everything in one post, listen to half of the album version of “I Appear Missing” right here:

Lots and lots of news!

Like Clockwork

This post features three key points that should make any Queens of the Stone Age fan happy.

1) …Like Clockwork will be released on June 3rd in the UK and June 4th in the USA.

2) The album will feature 10 tracks as follows:

1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
2. I Sat By The Ocean
3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
4. If I Had  A Tail
5. My God Is The Sun
6. Kalopsia
7. Fairweather Friends
8. Smooth Sailing
9. I Appear Missing
10. …Like Clockwork

 

3) Listen to the album’s first single “My God Is The Sun” below:

My God Is The Sun – New QOTSA song live from Brazil

Not much to say. Recorded at Lollapalooza Brasil on March 30, 2013:

Jon Theodore is QOTSA’s new drummer!

About a week ago, we speculated that Jon Theodore would become the new drummer for Queens of the Stone Age. A couple days later, QOTSA’s press release announced that Jon had worked on the album, but stopped short of naming him a member of the band, however, recent photos of Josh Homme taken at LAX (where the band was departing for Brazil) include an interesting drummer lurking in the background:

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Pretty sure that ain’t a coincidence. Very excited to see Jon behind the drumkit for Queens of the Stone Age!