Queens of the Stone Age

Interview: Michael Shuman on QOTSA, Japan, Edwyn Collins and his new Mini Mansions EP Works Every Time.

September 28, 2018

Chatting about his current tours, Michael Shuman (better known as Mikey Shoes) had a talk with us about his bands Queens of the Stone Age and Mini Mansions, the lack of vacationing in his life and a brand new EP, Works Every Time, which is released today. Mikey had a lot to say about his […]

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Review: St. Vincent reigns supreme and adds edge to second day of Boston Calling Music Festival

May 28, 2018

The second day of Boston Calling had the biggest headliners, and a solid late afternoon run on the Red and Green stages. The Pod Saves America podcast was a good idea until the line ended up going out the door and around the corner, but Manchester Orchestra on the Green stage was a good enough […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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Live Review: The Foo Fighters’ CalJam Festival proved to offer a one of a kind rock n roll experience out in San Bernadino

October 9, 2017

For anyone not in the know, CalJam is the birth child of Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Debuting in San Bernadino, about an hour and a half drive from LA, the festival hosted a huge lineup including Cage The Elephant, The Kills, Royal Blood, Liam Gallagher and Babes in Toyland. Like any […]

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Interview: Queens of the Stone Age’s Mikey Shoes talks Villains & the hunt for an individual creative authenticity

August 22, 2017

Only weeks ago, Queens of the Stone Age marked their return to Australian shores with a blistering run of shows that saw the Americans begin to introduce fans to their new album Villains, due for release this Friday. A few hours before their final show in Melbourne took place, I was ushered into artist catering, where bass […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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Live Review: Queens of the Stone Age tease new album Villains during heavy hitting show in Sydney with Ecca Vandal

July 19, 2017

Back in the country for the first time since their co-headline tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014, Queens of the Stone Age are on the road this week for a run of shows which tease their upcoming album Villains (due out August 25th). The tour kicked off with their first ever show in Darwin, […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 19th 2017)

June 19, 2017

This week’s wrap up of best new music comes to you straight from our writers and editors who reckon these tracks are definitely worth a listen. Catch up on Julia Jacklin’s sweet new one, the dream-pop single from newcomer Eilish Gilligan or satisfy your inner punk with additions from Sail On! Sail On! and Drown This […]

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Single of the Day: Queens of the Stone Age “The Way You Used To Do” (2017)

June 16, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age have well and truly started whipping up the excitement surround their return to Australia for Splendour with the release of their new single, “The Way You Used To Do”. The first cut from their highly anticipated new album Villains (produced by Mark Ronson, so there you go…), the single is a solid return […]

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Queens of the Stone Age announce Splendour sideshows (including Darwin!) and mysterious teaser

April 7, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age, aka “the best rock band on the planet”, have just announced their anticipated Splendour side shows, and the reaction is as immense as you’d expect. The gods amongst men have announced four headline shows across Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. Yep. QOTSA are playing in Darwin. This is not a drill. One of the […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Members of At The Drive-In, QOTSA & Mastodon link up for new project, Gone Is Gone

April 14, 2016

What do you do when being in and touring in some of the world’s biggest and most loved rock bands isn’t scratching that particular musical itch you have? Call around and form another group, of course. This isn’t quite the way Gone Is Gone were formed, but the image of Tony Hajjar getting Mike Zarin, Troy Sanders and Troy Van Leeuwen in on […]

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Our 13 Favourite Records of 2013 so far… Part Two: 6 – 1

July 18, 2013

Way back when in January, we peered into our crystal balls and sought to predict the top albums of 2013 with the help of our excellent contributors. Whilst some of the albums are yet to be released, it’s now exactly half way through the year and time to check out how well our predictions went […]

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Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (2013 LP)

May 29, 2013

Ever since Queens of the Stone Age released their acclaimed record Songs For The Deaf in 2002, which took the underground band to the attention of the world, it would be fair to say the band have struggled to reach similar levels of acclaim. Lullabies to Paralyze, released in 2005, showed that the band were […]

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Live Review: Soundwave Festival – Bonython Park, Adelaide (05.03.11)

March 9, 2011

I am exhausted. My eyes are red and my limbs ache. I have dust in places you don’t want to hear about. My black jeans are currently a lovely shade of brown. I feel like I have been out all night, yet it’s only 10pm. Soundwave, you really know how to take everything out of […]

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