“The whole idea of a leader is weird,” Carl Newman said. “Sometimes I think, ‘Oh no, I’m not the leader. We don’t have a leader.’ And then sometimes I think, ‘Yeah, I’m the leader. And I’m not very good at it, I should be better.”
“If you’re going to be different, you’re going to be hit by rocks,” Queens frontman Josh Homme told Radio.com, quoting his grandfather. “So you need to learn to like rocks.”
Queens of the Stone Age gave a performance that proved why, after 15+ years, their devotion to no-nonsense rock and roll (albeit with a brain) has kept them relentlessly contemporary and perpetually essential.