Tag Archives: Queens of the Stone Age

On June 12, 2007.

On June 12, 2007, “Interscope” label released “Era Vulgaris”, the fifth Queens of the Stone Age stone album. It was recorded July 2006 – April 2007, and was produced by Chris Goss and Joshua Homme.

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– lead and backing vocals, lead and acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, lap steel guitar, keyboard, electric piano, Rhodes piano, “badly tuned” piano, organ, percussion
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– keyboard, lead guitar , crazy delay” guitar, lap steel guitar, backing vocals, bass, the percussion part that’s a bitch, Moog, rhodes
  • Joey Castillo– drums, percussion, percussion ball
  • Alain Johannes– bass, acoustic and counterpoint guitar, harmonic guitar, counterpoint fiddle, cig” fiddle, marxaphone, backing vocals
  • Chris Goss– keyboard, the chicken pluckin guitar, twinkley bits, organ, electric piano, bass, backing vocals
  • Julian Casablancas– vocals, casio guitar
  • Serrina Sims, Brody Dalle-Homme, Liam Lynch– backing vocals
  • Mark Lanegan– harmony vocals
  • Alain Johannes − engineer
  • Alain Johannes, Joe Barresi− mixing
  • Justin Smith − mixing assistant
  • Stephen Marcussen − mastering
  • Jason Noto − design, illustrations
  • Mark A. Williams − A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Joey Castillo, except where noted.

  1. Turnin’ on the Screw
  2. Sick Sick Sick – Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Joey Castillo
  3. I’m Designer
  4. Into the Hollow
  5. Misfit Love
  6. Battery Acid
  7. Make It wit Chu – Joshua Homme, Alain Johannes, Melchiondo
  8. 3’s & 7’s
  9. Suture Up Your Future
  10. River in the Road
  11. Run, Pig, Run
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On June 3, 2013.

On June 3, 2013, “Matador Records” label released “…Like Clockwork”, the sixth Queens of the Stone Age album. It was recorded August 2012-March 2013, at “Pink Duck Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Josh Homme, James Lavelle, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Feritta and Michael Shuman. The album cover art was by British artist Boneface. “NME” magazine ranked it at number 335 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– lead vocals, guitar, slide guitar, glass,  shakers, piano, Moog synthesizer, Roland SH-201,drums,  percussion, air ,frog and looper, twelve-string guitar, bass guitar
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– guitar, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer, shakers,  handclaps, lap steel guitar, twelve-string guitar, drone guitar, Korg synthesizer, percussion, acoustic guitar,  twelve-string slide guitar
  • Dean Fertita– keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, glass, slide guitar, Moog and Korg synthesizers, Rhodes piano, Korg MS-10, clavinet
  • Michael Shuman– bass guitar, backing vocals, cymbals, tambourine, twelve-string guitar, Moog synthesizer, guitar, claves, shakers and handclaps, mellotron
  • Dave Grohl– drums, percussion
  • Joey Castillo– drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Nick Oliveri– backing vocals
  • Mark Lanegan– backing vocals
  • Trent Reznor– co-lead vocals, kick and snare, backing vocals
  • Jake Shears– backing vocals
  • Alex Turner– backing vocals
  • Elton John– backing vocals, piano
  • Jon Theodore– drums, percussion
  • Charlie May– piano
  • Philip Sheppard– strings and arrangements
  • James Lavelle– arrangements
  • Mark Rankin– recording, mixing
  • Joe Barresi– mixing
  • Alain Johannes– additional engineering
  • Justin Smith – additional engineering
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering
  • Boneface – design, illustrations
  • Liam Brazier – animations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Josh Homme; all music by Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Josh Homme,except where noted.

  1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  2. I Sat by the Ocean
  3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
  4. If I Had a Tail
  5. My God Is the Sun
  6. Kalopsia
  7. Fairweather Friends – Mark Lanegan, Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman, Josh Homme
  8. Smooth Sailing
  9. I Appear Missing
  10. …Like Clockwork

On August 27, 2002.

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On August 27, 2002, “Interscope” label released “Songs for the Deaf”, the third Queens of the Stone Age studio album. It was recorded October–November 2001, March–June 2002, at “The Site” in San Rafael, California, “Conway Recording Studios”;“Barefoot” in Hollywood, and was produced by  Josh Homme, Adam Kasper and  Eric Valentine.The album features Foo Fighters and former Nirvana member Dave Grohl as a guest drummer. In 2008, “Songs for the Deaf” was certified Platinum in Europe by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry” (IFPI).

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– vocals, guitar
  • Nick Oliveri– bass, vocals
  • Mark Lanegan– vocals
  • Dave Grohl– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Alain Johannes– e-bow, organ, piano, flamenco guitar, theremin, lap steel guitar
  • Natasha Shneider– e-bow, organ, piano, theremin
  • Gene Trautmann– drums
  • Dean Ween– guitar
  • Brendon McNichol– lead guitar
  • Chris Goss– guitar, keyboard, backing vocals
  • Paz Lenchantin– strings
  • Ana Lenchantin– strings
  • Molly McGuire– accordion
  • John Gove –horns
  • Kevin Porter – horns
  • Brad Kintscher – horns
  • Chris Goss- recording, assisting production
  • Alain Johannes– recording
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Dan Druff– guitar technician
  • Hutch– sound technician
  • Bob Brunner “Mates” – pre-production

The album songsare interluded by staged bits of radio chatter with guest DJs. In order of appearance:

  • Blag Dahliaas DJ “Kip Kasper” of KLON – KLONE Radio of Los Angeles
  • Alain Johannesas DJ “Héctor Bonifacio Echeberria Cervantes de la Cruz Arroyo Rojas”
  • Chris Gossas DJ “Elastic Ass” of KRDL – Kurdle 109 of Chino Hills
  • C-Minus as DJ for KOOL
  • Casey Chaosas station ad promoting “All Death Metal, all the time.”
  • Jeordie Whiteas DJ Tom Sherman of Banning College Radio
  • Lux Interioras DJ for AM580
  • Jesse Hughesas Preacher
  • Natasha Shneideras DJ for WOMB – The Womb
  • Dave Catchingas DJ for WANT of Wonder Valley

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Homme and Nick Oliveri, except where noted.

  1. The Real Song for the Deaf
  2. You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire – Josh Homme, Mario Lalli
  3. No One Knows – Josh Homme, Mark Lanegan
  4. First It Giveth
  5. A Song for the Dead – Josh Homme, Mark Lanegan
  6. The Sky Is Fallin’
  7. Six Shooter
  8. Hangin’ Tree – Josh Homme, Alan Johannes
  9. Go With the Flow
  10. Gonna Leave You
  11. Do It Again
  12. God is in the Radio
  13. Another Love Song
  14. A Song for the Deaf” (Contains a hidden outtake version of “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” with all lyrics replaced with manic laughter.) – Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan
  15. Mosquito Song