Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age (commonly abbreviated QOTSA) is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band was founded by vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme, who has been the only constant member throughout multiple line-up changes. Formed after the dissolution of Homme’s previous band Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, most notably including collaborations with Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan and Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Songs for the Deaf is their third studio album, released on August 27, 2002 by Interscope Records. It features Dave Grohl on drums, alongside other guest musicians, and was the last QOTSA album to feature Nick Oliveri on bass. It is a loose concept album, taking the listener on a drive through the California desert from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, tuning into radio stations from towns along the way such as Banning and Chino Hills. The album received critical acclaim, and is often cited as the band’s greatest to date, earning the worldwide recognition.
Band members on this album: Josh Homme (vocals, guitar), Nick Oliveri (bass, vocals), Dave Grohl (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Mark Lanegan (vocals).
Label: Interscope Records
Cat. # 00602508108587