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QOTSA and Savages up for a clutch of NME awards

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This years NME awards spoonsored by Austin, Texas (…no, we don’t get it either) take place on February 26th in London which sees Queens of the Stone Age and Savages battle it out in the Best Album and Best Live Act categories, whilst Queens are also nominated for Best International Band and Jehnny Beth of Savages is nominated in the Best Band Blog/Twitter.  Voting is open now over at the NME website.  Let’s help Queens and Savages fill up their trophy cabinets.

Queens of the Stone Age – Austin City Limits Broadcast Premieres Tomorrow Night (Jan. 4)

By Gerard on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

As mentioned in this space a couple of weeks back, Queens of the Stone Age are featured on Saturday night’s episode of “Austin City Limits”, filmed at Austin’s ACL Live last October. Check your local listings for the PBS station near you.

VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing” (ACL/PBS)

By Gerard on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age, fresh off ‘…Like Clockwork’ being voted the #1 album of 2013 by the readers of Spin, make their Austin City Limits TV debut on Saturday, January 4 (PBS). Here’s a clip of ‘…Like Clockwork”s “Smooth Sailing” from last October’s taping.

Queens of the Stone Age – 3 Grammy Nominations, New U.S. Shows In February

By Gerard on Monday, December 9th, 2013

Congrats to Queens of the Stone Age on garning 3 Grammy nominations this past Friday night.  ‘…Like Clockwork’ was  nominated For Best Rock Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and “My God Is The Sun” was nominated for Best Rock Performance.  The Grammys are happening January 26 on CBS, and we can say with full confidence that we’re looking forward to the telecast much more than we were the year Paul Reiser hosted.

With arena shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (see above), Allstate Arena in Chicago and Agganis Arena in Boston just days away, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed three additional February 2014 dates.

2/10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
2/11 – El Paso, TX -­ Abraham Chavez Theatre
2/13 – Las Vegas, LV -­ The Joint

Exclusive artist and Citi Private Pass presales begin Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will be on sale to the public starting Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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full US January/February dates after the jump (more…)

As Seen On Berry & N. 14th Street, Brooklyn

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Tickets are still available here.

Queens of the Stone Age – Spotify live EP available now, Vampyre video behind the scenes launches

By Gabe on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

A big week for the Queens continues with a Spotify exclusive three song live EP from Cologne, Germany that was captured by WDR1Live.

Stunning takes, the lot, and there’s even video for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory”:

Queens of the Stone Age – “The Vampyre of Time and Memory” live in Cologne from Matador Records on Vimeo.

Speaking of Vampyre and videos, the only interactive video you need to see this week launched Monday for the track. The project was a collaboration with The Creators Project – experience it in its full glory at www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com.

The Creators Project has also launched a behind-the-scenes piece on the making of the video, which was conceived by directors Kii Arens and Jason Trucco along with developers Darknet:

And for emphasis PLEASE WATCH THE DIRECTOR’S CUT of Vampyre. It rules all realms:

Coming 12/3 : A Lower-Than-Low Priced Compilation LP Of Matador 2013 Highlights

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it.  On December 3, we’re releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , ‘It’s Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You‘, featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there’s a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing “If I Had A Tail” at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London),  Savages’ “City’s Full” from last summer’s KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing “Before We Run” in those same KEXP studios.

We don’t have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you’ll find one at your favorite record store after they’re done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday.  If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.

Coming November 29 : Queens of the Stone Age – ‘…Like Clockwork’ (Black On Black Edition)

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

A week from Friday, a limited edition, black vinyl / black artwork 2XLP edition of Queens of the Stone Age’s album-of-2013 candidate ‘…Like Clockwork’ will be available in stores.  There’s only 1200 of these in the USA, with another 1200 earmarked for the rest of the planet.  So get up early.

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Queens of the Stone Age – The Vampyre of Time and Memory interactive music video and much more

By Gabe on Monday, November 18th, 2013

Today Queens of the Stone Age and The Creators Project are happy to bring you a groundbreaking interactive music video experience for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory”, the emotional epicenter of the Queens recent album …Like Clockwork. I am told that ground was broken here and I believe it. I really do.

The full video experience can be found here: http://www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com/

Immerse y’all, this is truly something special.

The video, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco, is also available (and shareable) in an exquisite Director’s Cut (completely required viewing):

In addition, tomorrow sees the release of …Like Cologne, a three-track EP exclusive to Spotify featuring unique live takes on three QOTSA classics including Vampyre of Time & Memory. …Like Cologne was recorded September 4 at the Kulturkirche in Cologne, Germany.

Also, November 29 sees the release of …Like Clockwork BLACK-ON-BLACK Black Friday Edition: a limited edition high quality black vinyl pressing of …Like Clockwork in a blacker sleeve with yet blacker glossy print. The Darth Vader of the vinyl world, only meaner.

Finally: Queens Of The Stone Age have extended the …Like Clockwork US tour:

Jan 30 2014 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
Jan 31 2014 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
Feb 01 2014 – Tennesse Theatre – Knoxville, TN
Feb 03 2014 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 04 2014 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 2014 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
Feb 07 2014 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Feb 09 2014 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

For more information, go to qotsa.com.

Exclusive artist and Citi pre-sales begin Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will be on sale to the public Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
For more about Citi Private Pass, go to: http://www.citiprivatepass.com

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QOTSA – The Vampyre of Time and Memory interactive music video

By Gabe on Friday, November 15th, 2013

Coming Monday

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