Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Queens of The Stone Age, Fox Theater, Oakland, California, Monday, April 12, 2011
Walkin' on the Sidewalks
You Would Know
How to Handle a Rope
Give the Mule What He Wants
I Was a Teenage Hand Model
You Can't Quit Me Baby
Monsters in the Parasol
Burn the Witch
Make It Wit Chu
Better Living Through Chemistry
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead
People were really excited when it was announced that Queens of the Stone Age would be touring again, playing their 1998 self-titled debut (recently re-released with 3 bonus tracks), as Josh Homme's OTHER band, Them Crooked Vultures (with Josh singing/guitaring/songwriting, Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) on drums, and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) on bass, etc.) had been touring for a couple of years, forcing a Queens hiatus. Then there were the rumours that Josh didn't talk with former Queen (and Homme's Kyuss bandmate) Nick Oliveri. Not true, says Josh, but reportedly he turned down an offer by Nick to join them on stage recently. But the fact remains that although the current band contains several of Josh cohorts, he is the only person in it who played on the 1998 album.
That being said, the current band took to the old classics like jam to butter, especially guitarist Dean Fertita. I thought it was funny that this band contained two degrees of separation from two artists i consider two of the most seminal in music today - Arctic Monkeys and Jack White (Josh produced the third Arctic Monkeys album and Dean played with Jack White in both The Raconteurs (keys) and The Dead Weather (lead guitar/keys).
The crowd was very appreciative of the high energy performance by the band. Homme seemed very pleased with the reception from the sold-out crowd.
Maybe you can pick up on some of that from my photos and videos.