Posts Tagged ‘Villians’

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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.