Friday, June 16, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Queens Of The Stone Age

Artist:Queens Of The Stone Age
Song:No One Knows
Album:Songs For The Deaf

Queens Of The Stone Age (QOTSA) had their greatest success with the 2002 album Songs For The Deaf. The band is still around. They have a new album coming out in August. But they are way past their prime. QOTSA are from Palm Desert, CA. Guitarist Josh Homme formed them in 1996 after his previous band Kyuss split up. At first they were called Gamma Ray but there was already a band with that name. At first QOTSA was not really a band. Homme just brought in musicians to play on their early recordings. When Homme wanted to tour he more or less reformed Kyuss. And even after signing with Interscope and releasing the 2000 CD Rated R, QOTSA still wasn't really a band. Homme decided to change that for the 2002 album Songs For The Deaf. Former Kyuss bassist Nick Oliveri was already there. And for this album he added Screaming Trees lead singer Mark Lanegan and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Of course Grohl has gone on to great success as leader of Foo Fighters. Lanegan co-wrote and sang lead on No One Knows and that turned out to be the band's biggest hit. This band toured in 2004. Homme fired Oliveri for domestic abuse of his girlfriend. Grohl returned to his other activities. He was never supposed to be a full time member. He liked the band and wanted to help them. Lanegan went back to his solo career and has returned to QOTSA occasionally. Songs For The Deaf is available as a budget CD. QOTSA continue to tour and record. They left Interscope after the 2007 album Era Vulgaris. They now record for Matador and a new album Villains will be released in August and they will tour to support that. Their albums still sell OK but I can't help thinking they could have been much bigger. Here's the video for No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age.

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