Queens of the Stone Age
Better than...moshing alone.
Queens of The Stone Age were becoming reliable, but as they were hitting their stride at the end of 2008, the band decided to take a break and work on solo projects, most notably Josh Homme with Them Crooked Vultures. The Queens (he he) returned for tours in 2010 and 2011 to support the deluxe reissues of Rated R and their self-titled album, but didn't record any new material until last summer.
Last night's show at the Wiltern served to showcase songs from their upcoming album, ...Like Clockwork. It's been six years since the Palm Desert-natives released new material, and since then Jon Theodore replaced Joey Castilla behind the drum kit. This was bassist Michael Shuman's first album since joining the band after the recording of Era Vulgaris. But the new additions proved to be quick studies and the band's drone-y, riff-heavy guitars and pulsating drums were as brooding as ever.More »