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Rock Werchter 2018 lineup

The 2018 edition of Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival takes place from July 5th-8th at Festivalpark Werchter, and the stacked lineup was just announced. Headliners include GorillazJack WhiteArctic MonkeysQueens of the Stone AgeNick Cave & The Bad SeedsThe KillersPearl Jam, and London Grammar. Other notable acts appearing at the fest include Nine Inch NailsFleet FoxesAt The Drive InDavid ByrneAnderson .Paak & The Free NationalsMGMTPost MaloneCHVRCHESNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsThe BreedersFever RayFirst Aid KitAlbert Hammond Jr., and much more. Tickets are on sale now.

Touring in support of their joint album “Post Pop Depression”, rock icon Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme put together a tour as fierce as their recording. The show was an impressive feat of ageless, timeless rock. Pop alternated between sweet grandpa-like waves and blowing kisses in between songs to youthful raunchiness—humping monitors, sticking the microphone in his pants, and leading the crowd in a riotous chant of, “Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!” And for their part, the band—dressed in sparkly red tuxedo blazers, white dress shirts, and black ties—provided a rock-solid musical foundation. With Homme (who produced and co-wrote Post Pop Depression) on one guitar, multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys, and two additional musicians, the six-piece group performed the new songs with the same intensity as those from Lust for Life and The Idiot.

Matador Records

It’s been four years since Queens Of The Stone Age’s last album, “Like Clockwork”, wonderfully rewrote the rules on what a QOTSA album could and should be.

Now the band is back with a new record, “Villians”  produced by Mark Ronson , Its full of synths, big rock beats and Josh Homme’s heavy-sweet vocals, Villains is not what you expect, which is what you should expect from them by now. The album is not released until August. 25th, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of what it’s all about right now.

The First Single Is About Josh Homme’s Rocker Wife “The Way You Used to Do,” which roared out to announce Villains in June, kicks off with Homme’s honeyed vocal crooning, “When I first met her she was 17,” which would certainly be creepy coming from a 44-year-old Homme if it weren’t for the fact that he’s referring to the story of how he met his future wife. The story goes that 17-year-old Brody Dalle, then the front woman of an Aussie punk band, met 22-year-old Josh at Lollapalooza in 1996 where he was the touring guitarist for Screaming Trees . They wouldn’t meet again for seven years, but she clearly left an impression. He, of course, went on to form Queens, and she would go on to the Distillers, and some really good solo work. They married in 2007 and have three kids.