Queens of the Stone Age’s Lollapalooza Set Surfaces Online
If you weren’t Chicago early last week to see Queens of the Stone Age absolutely kill it at the Lollapalooza Festival, it’s not an entire loss thanks to YouTube. On the heels of the success of their latest album ‘…Like Clockwork,’ relaxed frontman Josh Homme told the crowd eight minutes into their set, “I can’t tell you what a joy it is to see you tonight.” The sentiment was mutual.
The band kicked things off in sage like yet raucous fashion with the head bangers ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire’ and ‘No One Knows.’ Playing two standout QOTSA tunes was the right move as they seamlessly transitioned to their new song ‘My God Is the Sun,’ a track which features some of the group’s most visual and cerebral lyrics to date: ‘Healing, like fire from a gun / Kneeling my god is the sun / Heal them, with fire from above / Kneeling, my god is the sun.’ Also aiding their performance was the anime infused video for the track, which played in the background.
The concert’s absolute standout was the group’s performance of ‘The Vampyre of Time and Memory,’ a cerebral and haunting ballad which features Queens of the Stone Age at their eclectic best. The veteran band have garnered a loyal following thanks to their deft blend of testosterone-driven rock and introspective musicianship. Other songs performed during the concert include: ‘Burn the Witch,’ ‘Little Sister,’ ‘Smooth Sailing,’ and ‘I Sat by the Ocean.’
Queens closed things off for their hour-long plus set with ‘A Song for the Dead,’ and even though their performance ends on a rather ominous yet energized note thanks to the flying bats behind them, the audience were more than pleased with the results.