Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.
Queens Of The Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age is a rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States. The band is frequently labeled stoner rock, although they reject the label. They developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy music which the band's founder and mastermind Josh Homme described as "robot rock", saying that he "wanted to create a heavy sound based on a solid jam, just pound it into your head". Since then, their sound has evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences. Read more on Last.fm
Queens Of The Stone Age on Thrash Hits
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 15th, 2013
Josh Homme spent a lot of Queens of the Stone Age’s set talking about taking LSD. Because hey, when you’re a giant ginger man who could probably crush 95% of the festival’s attendees’ heads in the crook of your arm, no-one is going to tell you otherwise.
November 6th, 2012
This week, Raz and Hugh discuss their respective recent festival activites at Iceland Airwaves and Damnation Festival in Leeds, break down the latest clutch of bands announced for Download Festival 2012 (except A Day To Remember, who got announced on Scuzz just after the first run of new band announcements), and look back on the life of Mitch Lucker from Suicide Silence following his death last week.
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November 6th, 2012
Last night on BBC Radio 1 and Scuzz TV, Download Festival announced another seven bands for their 2013 line-up – Queens of the Stone Age, HIM, 30 Seconds To Mars, Mötorhead, The Gaslight Anthem, A Day To Remember, and Alice In Chains.
March 10th, 2012
Uh-oh. Remember when John Garcia and Brant Bjork announced their plans to tour the world under the Kyuss Lives! moniker, playing songs written when they were both members of Kyuss? They even recruited Nick Oliveri on bass (until he, err, decided to take on an LA SWAT team in that is) on bass to make it seem even more legit.
Well, news has arisen today that Josh Homme, the only absentee member of the classic Kyuss line-up not included in Kyuss Lives!, and Scott Reeder, the Kyuss bassst who KL! recruited after Nick Oliveri…err…decided to pick a fight with an entire LA SWAT team, have filed a lawsuit against their former Kyuss bandmates alleging trademark infringement, misrepresentation, and a whole heap else besides. Oo-er!
January 22nd, 2011
Queens Of The Stone Age
ETA Summer 2011
August 22nd, 2010
How in the name of all that’s unholy did Reading and Leeds Festivals come around so quickly? The festival that traditionally marks the end of the UK festival season for those of the rock’n’roll persuasion (well, it did until Offset instigated their badass Hardcore stage) is next weekend – so it’s time for our annual Slaylist in honour of rock’n’roll’s most commercial piss-up in a field.
March 30th, 2010
Believe it or not, Reading & Leeds Festival 2010 have already announced a more controversial line-up than Download and Sonisphere put together. Hugh Platt explains why.
Holy fuck! We guess you’ve seen the initial Reading and Leeds Festival line-up announcements by now, and we’ll admit that we are surprised. We normally like to smugly stroke our beards at impending festival announcements, safe in the knowledge of what’s about to be revealed is either a) underwhelming, b) already pre-leaked to near-pointlessness, or c) of absolutely no interest whatsoever.
But Reading and Leeds Festivals this year have already gone beyond expectations.