LucidiomFluxDHP RecordsSan Clemente always seems like the kind of place where there should be some sort of wasted-and-groovy garage psych band at work -- call it the mix of surfers and San Onofre. Plus there's the whole legacy of OC legends like Fu Manchu and Nebula, so Lucidiom kicking off their de ... More >>
TMZ reported today that it took a Los Angeles Police Department S.W.A.T. team to coax former Queens of the Stone Age Bassist, 39-year-old Nick Oliveriout of his Hollywood duplex and into custody yesterday. According to the tabloid, Oliveri had a fight with his girlfriend two days ago. He al ... More >>
Susan Sabo/OC WeeklyJosh Freese gets his hair cut by a fan in a parking lot in Downtown Long Beach. No big deal. According to SPIN Magazine, Long Beach resident and session drummer (and former OC Weekly cover man) Josh Freese has been pegged as the fill-in drummer for Paramore's upcoming tour dat ... More >>
mastersofreality.comUPDATE: If you missed Masters of Reality's show last night, you can also catch them at Brick by Brick in San Diego tonight, or House of Blues on Sunset Strip in LA tomorrow. For a band that's 29 years old, Masters of Reality's contemporaries in sound--Queens of the Stone Age, ... More >>
I've been overseas for a week, playing string of European festival dates. The fests we've played have been much like Coachella or Bonaroo back in the states; they're three or four day events, have multiple stages, feature bands of all sorts of genres, and are built around camping, imbibing, sunbu ... More >>
Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Brian O'Connor, recently diagnosed with cancer, is currently going through treatment in Los Angeles. As we reported last month, he doesn't have health insurance, so members of Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Rage Against Th ... More >>
Flickr user SydigillBrian O'Connor playing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the Commodore Ballroom in 2009Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O'Connor has been diagnosed with cancer, and is undergoing surgery in LA today. He'll begin chemotherapy in three weeks, and because he doesn't have heal ... More >>
A weird band name usually has one of two effects on the average, unsuspecting music buff. Either A: You hear it once and burst out laughing, and think, "They can't possibly be any good," and never give it another thought; or B: you still laugh, but you think, "They can't possibly be any good--or ... More >>
Andrew YoussefLast Night: U2, at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena; October 25, 2009. (More photos here!) Better Than: Any other stadium tour I have witnessed.Historic. Epic. Magical. These are just a few of the words that come to mind in describing U2's performance at the Rose Bowl. Even as I watch the re ... More >>
A lot of times "Free Crap That Came In The Mail" is just taking shots at easy targets. Why not? It's, you know, easy. But this installment is actually something sort of cool, that I probably would have otherwise ignored if not for the fact that it (you guessed it) came in the mail.
Back in 1996, it seemed like a pretty good bit that, post-"The Distance," Cake would wind up as a one-hit wonder. Yet the Sacramento band became one of the most reliable commodities in modern rock, which resulted in a ton of slightly amusing novelty hits: "Never There." "Sheep Go To Heaven." "Short ... More >>
Exactly one month from now we'll be in the midst of Coachella, that annual sweaty, magical musical festival in the brutal yet glorious desert of Indio. It's also the 10th anniversary of the thing (well, kind of--the 1999 one took place in October).In the spirit of getting ready for this glorious eve ... More >>
"FREE MORAL AGENTS TONIGHT! QUEENS OF STONE AGE TOMORROW FREE"That was the subject of a MySpace bulletin posted last night on Detroit Bar's account; now, I don't think they actually thought anyone would be fooled into think that the Queens of the Stone Age would be playing there free tonight, but it ... More >>
Village Voice Media presents the Top Concerts of 2007 featuring: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Interpol, Mavado, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, Jah Cure, Arcade Fire, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, and other not as famous bands! (Compiled from na ... More >>
VVM Web Music Editor David Downs calls 2007 the year of rehab. "For LiLo, Britney, Amy, and America as a whole. It'll be remembered as the year we hit rock bottom, and the getting up wasn't going to be easy. Here's how it sounded."
Queens of the Stone Age
"Turning on the Screw"
Bec ... More >>