Wednesday, January 12, 2005

The Fun Machine Took a Shit and Died...

Only one band could pull off a name like that for a song...Queens of the Stone Age (well that isn't true but it works as a lead in). Josh Homme and co. have kept the small part of my inner 17 year old alive and rocking since I first heard Songs for the Deaf. It has been widely reported that their new album, Lullabies to Paralyze, on March 22. Their website, www.qotsa.com has been updated to reflect the upcoming onslaught of all things Queens that is sure to accompany the release. On the news front, it looks like a March US tour is in the plans - wouldn't it be nice if it was a low-key, couple nights at the Bowery type tour (which I believe they did prior to the release of Songs...). Advance tickets will be available through their site so keep an eye on it.

Consistent with the dry, cool wit that Homme is known for, the website has a "Rumors" section, which is "just like Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumors' without the cocaine blown up your ass" (though I take that with a grain of...salt) . Some highlights include the "rumor" that Geddy Lee, McCartney and Billy Corgan did not make the final cut in their hunt for a new bassist, and that Homme's suicide girl styled squeeze, Brody Dalle, was grown in a lab out of DNA extracted from Yoko Ono, Hitler, and Anna Nicole Smith. Talk about a dark sense of humor! Also, I wouldn't have minded seeing Geddy playing "A Song for the Dead" - not that far off from "Anthem," "By Tor..." and all that other heavier Rush stuff...

Check all of this and tons more out at the new QOTSA site

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