Archive for Queens of the Stone Age

Karma To Burn Share Crazy Drug Stories

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 02/04/2010 by kurtorzeck

Yesterday, you read an update on John Garcia’s plans to take his new Kyuss-covers project on tour. Today, here’s a 2001 interview – online for the first time – with Karma to Burn, a band that Garcia almost joined. Continue reading

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John Garcia Announces Kyuss-Covers Tour Plan; ’05 Gig With Josh Homme Is Remembered

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , on 02/03/2010 by kurtorzeck

All That’s Heavy announced today that John Garcia will be blowing the dust off Kyuss songs on a worldwide tour under the jazzy guise of “Garcia Plays Kyuss.” Flanked by guitarist Bruno Fevery, bassist Jacques de Haard and drummer Rob Snijders, they’ll be cruising through Europe from May 28 through June 11. Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2002

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 02/03/2010 by kurtorzeck

GOLD

1. Queens of the Stone AgeSongs for the Deaf (Interscope)
2. Bill HicksFlying Saucer Tour Vol. 1 – Pittsburgh ’91 and Love, Laughter & Truth reissues (Rykodisc) Continue reading

Iggy Pop Transcript, 7.18.03: ‘I Was Shooting Dope At The RIAA Awards When It Wasn’t Chic’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/19/2010 by kurtorzeck

Get Iggy Pop talking and the time just flies. A living legend in his own right, he’s also as well-versed as anybody on classic and contemporary music. And with a frankness and candor you’re not apt to find from just about anyone else, he’s one of the record industry’s most critical – even prophetic – commentators. Continue reading

Getting To Know Mark Lanegan

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/04/2010 by kurtorzeck

Mark Lanegan wears all 40 years of his life on his face. His skin, once puffed in that Tom Waits sort of way, is now ironed out into a smooth sheet. His thin amber eyes pierce his surroundings with a devastating gravity. Even his thick maroon mane, which spikes out beneath a nondescript black hat, seems to be spun by the hands of time, hammered by hard living.

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Best Albums Of The 2000s

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/31/2009 by kurtorzeck

1. Queens of the Stone AgeSongs for the Deaf (Interscope)
2. IsisOceanic (Ipecac)
• Bad Penny interview: “Isis’ Aaron Turner In ’02: Oceanic Is ‘The Best Material We’ve Ever Written’
• Bad Penny essay: “Isis’ Oceanic: Mystery Revealed?
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Best Albums Of 2000

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

GOLD

1. Queens of the Stone AgeRated R (Interscope): Heavyweights in their own right, QOTSA are the closest thing we have to Nirvana right now.
2. PJ HarveyStories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island): If she goes on for as long and as strong as Tina Turner has, I’ll die a happy man. Continue reading