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KidsInterviewBands.com, a video interview series hosted by 7th-graders Olivia and Connie, conducted an interview with Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on September 15 at The LC in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below.

According to KidsInterviewBands.com, Olivia and Connie “are active in sports and other activities that typical 7th-graders enjoy. They aren’t sure if they want to make a living interviewing bands, but they are having a lot of fun getting the chance to talk to all the great artists who have agreed to sit down and chat with them.”

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s latest album, “…Like Clockwork”, sold 91,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on June 4 via Matador Records, the disc follows up “Era Vulgaris”, which opened with 52,000 units back in June 2007 to enter the chart at No. 14. The band’s 2005 offering “Lullabies to Paralyze” registered a first-week tally of nearly 97,000 copies, to debut at No. 5.

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MONSTER MAGNET will release its new album, “Last Patrol”, in North America on October 15 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano, while “Evil” Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION) mixed the album, with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a limited edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

In support of “Last Patrol”, MONSTER MAGNET will embark on a full-blown North American tour. Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years. Support will come from Prosthetic artist ZODIAC. The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will run through December 14 in New York City.

Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about “Last Patrol”: “‘Last Patrol’ is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a ’60s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey. The songs are a kind of space-noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. [laughs] The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of DONOVAN‘s ‘Three Kingfishers’, which I thought fit the mood of the album.”

He continued: “‘Last Patrol’ was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a homegrown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil‘s Studio 13 recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale MONSTER MAGNET album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”

“Last Patrol” track listing:

01. I Live Behind The Clouds
02. Last Patrol
03. Three King Fishers
04. Paradise
05. Hallelujah
06. Mindless Ones
07. The Duke
08. End Of Time
09. Stay Tuned

The song “Paradise” can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

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MONSTER MAGNET will perform live at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Those wishing to attend this special, intimate gig must pre-order MONSTER MAGNET‘s new album, “Last Patrol”, at VVinyl.com, thereby entitling them to an entry wristband for the event.

“Last Patrol” will be released in North America on October 15 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano, while “Evil” Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION) mixed the album, with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a limited edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

In support of “Last Patrol”, MONSTER MAGNET will embark on a full-blown North American tour. Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years. Support will come from Prosthetic artist ZODIAC. The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will run through December 14 in New York City.

Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about “Last Patrol”: “‘Last Patrol’ is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a ’60s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey. The songs are a kind of space-noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. [laughs] The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of DONOVAN‘s ‘Three Kingfishers’, which I thought fit the mood of the album.”

He continued: “‘Last Patrol’ was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a homegrown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil‘s Studio 13 recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale MONSTER MAGNET album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”

“Last Patrol” track listing:

01. I Live Behind The Clouds
02. Last Patrol
03. Three King Fishers
04. Paradise
05. Hallelujah
06. Mindless Ones
07. The Duke
08. End Of Time
09. Stay Tuned

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Josh Homme: not a Jay Z fan

Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme has laid a verbal smackdown on superstar rapper Jay Z after accusing him of having bands on the same bill as him searched on the way in!

“That guy’s a kook, you know,” Josh revealed to CBC Radio 2, according to MTV. “He has his security frisking the bands on the way in. I just told them, ‘If you open up my bag, I’m not playing, so I guess it’s up to you whether we are playing or not’. The idea they frisked all my guys means you’re in some different place – no-one has ever done that [to me].

Jay Z: Feeling frisky

“He also gave us some champagne and wanted us to take a photo with it. And I thought, that’s not a gift that is a marketing tool. So I destroyed it. Because I thought it was rude overall. And you shouldn’t frisk my guys, you should fuck off.”

Fair enough.

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“R.A.T.S.”, the new video from Canadian metallers CANCER BATS, can be seen below. The song — which features guest vocals from Rob Urbinati of SACRIFICE — comes off the band’s fourth full-length album, “Dead Set On Living”, which was released in the U.S. in April 2012 via Metal Blade Records.

Shot in Bulgaria during CANCER BATS‘ recent trek through Europe, the “R.A.T.S.” video follows a man who has recently been terminated from his employment.

Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, “Dead Set On Living” brings yet another dimension to the BATS‘ menacing style of thrash-tinged hardcore rock. The blazing “Bastards!” also features vocal boosts from DEVILDRIVER‘s Dez Fafara and AN HORSE‘s Kate Cooper.

“We’ve been very lucky to experiment as much as we have,” said CANCER BATS vocalist Liam Joseph Cormier. “I love that we can have thrash songs, hardcore songs, and the more QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE or KYUSS kind of groove-based tunes.”

Thematically, the album offers a strong focus on the bilateral relationship of dark and light, destruction and construction, life and death. The title track, for example, refers to a close friend of the band who ended up in the hospital in serious condition; only to have the experience cement his will to survive. “Road Sick”, as the title may imply, finds Cormier struggling with the hardships that come with a career spent on the road.

“Our lives are all about touring, but that song is more universal,” Cormier revealed. “It’s really for anyone away from their loved ones, dealing with that situation.”

Still, whereas 2010’s “Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones” had a much darker tinge, “Dead Set On Living” strikes a tighter balance between the opposing forces and brings listeners closer to the light at the end of the tunnel by encouraging them to push through peril. “We all reach these dark places where we feel angry or alone,” said the singer, “but that gives us a reason to pick ourselves up and strive to make something better.”

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MONSTER MAGNET will release its new album, “Last Patrol”, in North America on October 15 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano, while “Evil” Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION) mixed the album, with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a limited edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

In support of “Last Patrol”, MONSTER MAGNET will embark on a full-blown North American tour. Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years. Support will come from Prosthetic artist ZODIAC. The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will run through December 14 in New York City.

Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about “Last Patrol”: “‘Last Patrol’ is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a ’60s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey. The songs are a kind of space-noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. [laughs] The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of DONOVAN‘s ‘Three Kingfishers’, which I thought fit the mood of the album.”

He continued: “‘Last Patrol’ was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a homegrown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil‘s Studio 13 recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale MONSTER MAGNET album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”

“Last Patrol” track listing:

01. I Live Behind The Clouds
02. Last Patrol
03. Three King Fishers
04. Paradise
05. Hallelujah
06. Mindless Ones
07. The Duke
08. End Of Time
09. Stay Tuned

The song “Mindless Ones” can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

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Queens Of The Stone Age front man brands rapper a “kook” after incident.

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Queens Of The Stone Age front man brands rapper a “kook” after incident.

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BLACK SABBATH has been nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award in the “Best Rock” category alongside QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GREEN DAY, KINGS OF LEON, THE KILLERS.

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) take place on November 10 at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The program will be hosted by Will Ferrell in character as “Anchorman” star Ron Burgundy and will be broadcast live on the night.

BLACK SABBATH will release a new DVD, “Live… Gathered In Their Masses”, on November 26 via Vertigo/Republic. The set will contain footage of the band’s April 29 and May 1, 2013 concerts in Melbourne, Australia in support of SABBATH‘s long-awaited reunion album, “13”.

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will appear in the all-star bill topped by CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG at the 27th annual Bridge School benefit concerts on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Tickets for the Bridge School concerts go on sale Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, the Shoreline Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (800) 745-3000.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s Bridge School set will unveil new dimensions of the “…Like Clockwork” instant classics that have been garnering the most over the top raves of Joshua Homme and crew’s career, presumably alongside exclusive-to-the-evening arrangements of gems spanning the QUEENS‘ 15-year odyssey. As reports from the world at large continue to verify, Homme and cohorts Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore are delivering the world’s premiere live rock show nightly on their continually expanding world tour in support of “…Like Clockwork”.

“…Like Clockwork”, sold 91,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. Issued on June 4 via Matador Records, the disc follows up “Era Vulgaris”, which opened with 52,000 units back in June 2007 to enter the chart at No. 14. The band’s 2005 offering “Lullabies to Paralyze” registered a first-week tally of nearly 97,000 copies, to debut at No. 5.

Described by Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” “…Like Clockwork” is the band’s first full-length collection of all new material since 2007’s “Era Vulgaris”, as well as its debut release on new label partner Matador.

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