Queens of the Stone Age needed more cowbell, and they got it from none other than Eddie Vedder.
The Pearl Jam frontman joined the hard rockers on stage for their big hit, “Little Sister,” in front of over 100,000 strong at Lollapalooza Chile last night.
QOTSA leader Josh Homme, introducing him as “a wonderful musician and a great human being,” then rips into a stellar version of the track, with Vedder providing the cowbell and backing vocals on the chorus.
Queens of the Stone Age had a little Easter treat for fans last night as the hard rockers debuted a brand new track at Lollapalooza Brazil.
The song, My God is the Sun, is the first sample of new music off their forthcoming new album, …Like Clockwork (watch the performance below).
In addition to the new tune, they also unveiled new touring drummer Jon Theodore, whose resume includes The Mars Volta and One Day as a Lion. Dave Grohl took over the recording duties last year on the new album after long-term drummer Joey Castillo was pink-slipped.
It’s the band’s first live show since 2011, when they toured in support of the re-release of their 1998 self-titled debut album. Josh Homme and co. have booked various festival dates this summer, including a headlining gig at the Squamish Valley Music Festival in Squamish, B.C. in August.
…Like Clockwork will be out in June through Matador. Guests include Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor, Elton John, Scissor Sisters star Jake Shears, and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
No One Knows
First It Giveth
Sick, Sick, Sick
Burn the Witch
Monsters in the Parasol
Make It Wit Chu
My God Is the Sun
Better Living Through Chemistry
Do It Again
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead
Three musical heavyweights are possibly adding more muscle to an already strong Lollapalooza lineup.
According to the Chicago Tribune, a leaked photo of the 2013 concert poster has been verified by “multiple industry sources,” and includes Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and the Cure (two out of three ain’t bad — sorry Cure fans, it’s not 1987 anymore — apparently Depeche Mode wasn’t available).
This is in addition to the previously announced acts such as Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, the Killers, Phoenix, the Postal Service and the National.
A Lollapalooza spokesperson was mum on the leak, but said official confirmation of the actual lineup would come next week with a new on-sale date for single-day tickets. Three-day passes for Lolla, which is scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at Chicago’s Grant Park, are already sold out.
Oh, and there’s tons more, if the lineup pic is, in fact, legit:
The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Eric Church, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Flux Pavilion, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles, Dada Life, Tegan & Sara, Imagine Dragons, Beach House, Cat Power, Frightened Rabbit, 2 Chainz, Matt & Kim, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Dillon Francis, Court Yard Hounds, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Adventure Club, Ben Howard, The Vaccines, Griz, Father John Misty, Ghost, Modestep, Charles Bradley, DIIV, Alex Clare, Heartless Bastards, Baauer, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande, Wild Nothing.
Jessie Ware, Atlas Genius, Haim, Angel Haze, Timeflies, Theophilus London, Monsta, Wavves, Io Echo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Icona Pop, Alvin Risk, Chance the Rapper, Lance Herbstrong, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, St. Lucia, Shovels & Rope, Guards, Kill the Noise, Robert Delong, Little Green Cars, Deap Vally, Family of the Year, 360, the Bright Light Social Hour, Twenty One Pilots, San Cisco, Hey Marseilles, Skaters, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Reignwolf, Astro, Pujol, Machines Are People Too, Planet Hemp, Yawn, Keys N Krates, the Neighbourhood, Cole Plante, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, Pacific Air, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Wheeler Brothers, Wake Owl, American Authors, O’ Brother, the Dunwells, Houndmouth, Supreme Cuts, Brick + Mortar, Cherub, Makeshift Prodigy, Wild Cub, D-Pryde, Brooke Waggoner, Brite Lite Brite, Beast Patrol.
Let us know what you think of the lineup in the comment section below! I actually think this beats Coachella, but, regardless, I will be in California next month to bring you all the news from the desert.
Add Elton John to the list of stars that are lending their talents for the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album.
Sir Elton let the news out during an interview with Dave Grohl, who is guest hosting on Chelsea Lately this week.
“I played on Queens of the Stone Age’s new album… I flew from Vegas to L.A. (to record a duet with Engelbert Humperdinck). He had wrote a great song and he’s 76 and has a great voice and I couldn’t say no… I sang the duet with him and I drove three blocks… and went from Engelbert to Queens of the Stone Age. Which was a bit of a mind f**k. I love that band so much.”
The group has returned to the studio for the first time in six years, and they have been joined by part-time members Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri and Mark Lanegan, as well as Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor and Scissor Sisters star Jake Shears.