Queens Of the Stone Age

Budapest - 21 Jun 2018

Queens Of the Stone Age

Date: 21 Jun 2018

Ticket: 11.000 / 12.000 / 13.000 Ft

Genre: Stoner Rock

Support: Info Below

Start: 18:00

Venue: Budapest Park

City: Budapest

Country: Hungary

Address: Soroksári út 60

Link: Band Web Site


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Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band’s line-up includes founder Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano), alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals), and recent addition Jon Theodore (drums, percussion).

 

Formed after the dissolution of Homme’s previous band, Kyuss,[1] Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, including working with ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, and steady contributor Mark Lanegan.

 

When Kyuss split up in 1995, Homme joined the Screaming Trees as a rhythm guitarist, touring but not recording with the band. He and vocalist Mark Lanegan became close friends during this time. Disliking the band’s continual disharmony, Homme left after just over one year with them. He founded Gamma Ray, a group more centered to his unique style and tastes, which later became Queens of the Stone Age in 1997. The first release under this name would be the Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age compilation EP featuring tracks from both Kyuss and songs recorded from the Gamma Ray sessions. Shortly thereafter, Queens of the Stone Age released their eponymous debut album in 1998. Originally, Homme had asked a number of singers, including Lanegan, to perform as lead vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age, but ended up singing for the first time in his career.

 

Following their debut album, Queens of the Stone Age released the next album, Rated R, during which the band used a wider range of instruments to achieve a more relaxed, spacious and psychedelic sound. Though it differed from the band’s debut, Rated R became Queens of the Stone Age’s first mainstream hit. The next release, 2002’s Songs for the Deaf, however, would gain even more buzz from the music community and fans alike.[23] In Songs for the Deaf, Homme continued his filtering of stoner rock and hard rock. The album centers on Homme’s memories of uncomfortable rides through the California desert, where he had performed in his days with Kyuss, and where there was little to do but listen to Spanish radio stations.

 

During this time, Homme had a falling out with bassist and friend Nick Oliveri. Following the release of Songs for the Deaf, their relationship deteriorated until Homme fired Oliveri from the band in 2004. Homme began writing their next album, Lullabies to Paralyze, named after a lyric from the Songs for the Deaf hidden track “Mosquito Song”. Lullabies to Paralyze debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 and was QOTSA’s best charting album on the Billboard 200 to date.

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s fifth album, Era Vulgaris, was released in early June 2007 and received generally positive reviews from critics. Following the album’s touring cycle, the band took a break to focus on individual projects, during which Homme continued to produce and create more records outside the band. This break would unintentionally turn into a six-year gap between albums.

 

In 2010, following his work with rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, Homme began performing more live shows with QOTSA. Following a deluxe reissue of Rated R, a 2011 re-release of their debut album and corresponding tour followed, featuring the album played front to back in the style in which it was recorded. This was the first time many of the songs had been performed live since the album’s original release.

 

On June 4, 2013, after a tumultuous writing and recording process, Queens of the Stone Age released their sixth album, …Like Clockwork, receiving high praise from critics[29] as well as topping the Billboard 200 charts. …Like Clockwork highlights Homme’s collaborative recording process and features guests such as Sir Elton John, Dave Grohl, Alex Turner, Jake Shears, Trent Reznor, Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri, and Homme’s wife Brody Dalle.

 

Their seventh album, Villains, was released on August 25, 2017.

 

 

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Venue & Gig Location: Budapest Park, Budapest


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