Queens of the Stone Age

  1. Beggars, Domino and Secretly Canadian's 'Union' Re-ups with Alternative Distribution Alliance, Continuing Pressure

    March 19, 2014 11:16 AM EDT The Independent Distribution Cooperative (IDC), a consortium of five indie labels, has re-signed with the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), but mainly for physical distribution. The five labels -- Beggars Group, Domino Records, Merge Record ...

  2. Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Number Ones' Hits 5 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Moves a Half-Million of 'Native'

    February 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack ruled for a fourth week at No. 1 -- the longest rule for a theatrical film's soundtrack since "Bad Boys II" in 2003 . Outside of the top slot, the top 10 ...

  3. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  4. Neil Young Honored at Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing Event

    January 22, 2014 3:24 PM EST Legendary rock musician Neil Young was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers and engineers wing of the Recording Academy. Young, 68, received his award on stage during the group's seventh annual Grammy week celebration at The Village, a h ...

  5. Grammys: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Hunter Hayes to Perform

    January 21, 2014 8:29 PM EST The Grammys have added another handful of performers to Sunday night's broadcast on CBS. Gary Clark Jr. and Hunter Hayes are the latest awards show set list additions, as well as a finale number that features Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the S ...

  6. Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Sign Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Josh Homme, Flume & More

    January 15, 2014 9:15 AM EST Just in time for awards season, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has signed a collection of Grammy and Brit Award nominees for collection of their neighbouring rights income.   Kobalt Music Group today announced its neighbouring rights division has sign ...

  7. Matt Shay Joins C3's Management Division

    January 13, 2014 9:30 AM EST C3 Presents, the Austin-based independent concert promotion, event production and artist management company, will announce today that Matt Shay will be joining C3's Management division as president.   Shay comes to C3 Management from Zeitgeis ...

  8. Trent Reznor Signs With Silva Artist Management

    December 10, 2013 12:56 AM EST Barely 24 hours after news broke that Trent Reznor was splitting from longtime manager Jim Guerinot of Rebel Waltz, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind landed new management with Silva Artist Management, which counts Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone A ...

  9. Robin Thicke Gets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200, Five Finger Death Punch at No. 2

    August 07, 2013 11:02 AM EDT Slightly more than 10 years after his debut album was released, Robin Thicke has scored his first No. 1 album. "Blurred Lines," his sixth studio effort, starts atop the Billboard 200 with 177,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Sound ...

  10. Disclosure's Debut Tops UK Album Chart, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines' Sets Sales Record

    June 10, 2013 5:59 AM EDT A week after Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, that record has been broken again — by Thicke himself. The track followed its opening sales ...

  11. Queens of the Stone Age Heading for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 05, 2013 7:18 PM EDT Next week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age might get its first No. 1 album. Industry sources say the group's new release, "… Like Clockwork," could sell approximately 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on June 9. Th ...

  12. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  13. El Mocambo, Iconic Toronto Venue Where Rolling Stones, U2, Performed, Sold for $3 Million

    July 24, 2012 7:58 AM EDT The El Mocambo nightclub, an iconic Toronto venue for decades, was sold Monday for $3 million. The El Mocambo, affectionately known as the Elmo, which erected its famous palm tree sign in 1946, has seen the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello (both of ...

  14. Kyuss Live! Members 'Shocked' By Josh Homme's Lawsuit

    March 16, 2012 8:36 AM EDT Kyuss Lives!, the current reincarnation of seminal stoner rock band Kyuss, has responded to the lawsuit filed by former member Josh Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age. Homme, who started QOTSA after the original 1995 breakup of Kyuss, file ...

  15. Chart Moves: Beyonce's 'Love' Doesn't Last, Drops 20-70 on Hot 100

    September 15, 2011 3:47 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in charge, rebounding 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honor ...

  16. The 10 Most Influential Clubs in North America

    June 24, 2011 12:24 PM EDT What makes a great club? Intelligent booking, great production values, the ability to raise an act's profile not only locally but regionally or even nationally-the latter entirely possible in this age of social networking. As Patterson Hood ...

  17. Queens of the Stone Age Cancel New Zealand Concerts Following Earthquake

    February 22, 2011 10:48 AM EST Queens of the Stone Age have postponed one date and canceled another following Tuesday's deadly earthquake which struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The American alternative rock group played in Auckland on Monday night and were slat ...

  18. Pukkelpop Fest Responds To Singer's Death

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Charles Haddon, the singer with a U.K. electropop act who is believed to have committed suicide at Belgium's Pukkelop Festival, was reportedly upset about an injury sustained by a fan during his performance. There are reports that the 22-year ...

  19. Business Matters: Guy Hands, Spotify, Rush, SESAC, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and more

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The most interesting part of Reuters’ 1,000-word article on Terra Firma head Guy Hands is a quote from a former investor who got out in April: “Terra Firma is putting it all into EMI. If it blows up, they are finished. It's that binary. It ...

  20. Just Signed: UMPG, Emack, Warner/Chappell, John Paul Jones and Joshua Homme

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired the publishing assets of Emack Music, the publishing arm of Christian label Gotee Records. The catalog includes songs by Relient K, Luna Halo, Grits, Jennifer Knapp, Ayeisha, House of Heroes, an ...

  21. Music Producer Files Identity Theft Suit

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST A top music producer has been the victim of brazen identity theft by a convicted felon who allegedly impersonated his way into a Hollywood Records studio. Eric Valentine, who has worked with Maroon 5 and Queens of the Stone Age, filed a lawsuit De ...

  22. Them Crooked Vultures Set Release Date For Debut

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures will release its debut album Nov. 17. Bandmates Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) will put the self-produced and self-titled release out on ...

  23. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel), Elvis Cos ...

  24. Billboard Q&A: MAC Presents President Marcie Allen

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT North American companies will spend $1.1 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals and tours this year, compared with $1 billion in 2008, according to the IEG Sponsorship Report, which tracks sponsorship spending. As president of the Nashville-ba ...

  25. Daughtry Returns, Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After three weeks of Michael Jackson owning the top selling album in the U.S., the late King of Pop steps aside as Daughtry reigns with "Leave This Town," which tops the Billboard 200 after selling 269,000 units, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  26. Daughtry Returns, Nets Second No. 1 Album

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daughtry leads the way this week as the band's second album, "Leave This Town," tops the Billboard 200 with 269,000 . . . And, after three weeks where the top-selling set in the United States came from Michael Jackson, the late King ...

  27. Activision Readies Music Releases

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Activision Blizzard is releasing three new music-based games this year: DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero, and also confirmed the existence of Guitar Hero: Van Halen. Few details were provided for any of the games. DJ Hero, which was previously ...

  28. Foos, QOTSA Rock Blackberry Launch Party

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters brought their arena rock show to a much smaller stage last night (Oct. 29) at the 1,400-capacity Avalon in Los Angeles, during a private concert with Queens Of The Stone Age to help promote Blackberry's first touch-screen pho ...

  29. Metallica, Offspring, Raconteurs In For Weanie Roast

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Bravey are among the acts confirmed for KROQ-Los Angeles' Weenie Roast, to be held May 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Also on t ...

  30. RATM, Metallica, Killers Rock On At Reading, Leeds

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT American alternative rock giants Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and the Killers are the headliners for this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The bill for the three-day event, details for which were unveiled today, alternates between ...

  31. Britney Confirms VMA Performance, Mobile Deal

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has made good on weeks of speculation by confirming she will open the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (Sept. 9). Spears will perform her new song "Gimme More" as well as the yet-to-be-unveiled "Cry& ...

  32. QOTSA Nixes Samsung/AT&T Concert Appearance

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age will not be playing the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush concert series. Organizers tell Billboard.biz that the rock act, which was scheduled to play the free series' Aug. 13 opener at the Music Box at the Fonda ...

  33. Samsung, AT&T Partner For Summer Concerts

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age, Ludacris, the Bravery, Kinky, Big & Rich, the All-American Rejects and Plain White T's will perform as part of the inaugural Samsung/AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight a line ...

  34. Rage, Daft Punk, QOTSA, Shins Set For Vegoose Fest

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month , Rage Against The Machine will co-headline this fall's Vegoose Festival at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, alongside French electronica duo Daft Punk. The event is set for Oct. 27-28; two-day passes go on sale Sat ...

  35. Ozzy, Timbaland, Daddy Yankee Power Madden 2008

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The increasingly important role music plays in videogames was evident as at last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 2008, one of this year’s most anticipated videogame releases. The Microsoft co-hosted event at L.A.’s ...

  36. Rage To Co-Headline Vegoose Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine will be one of the headliners at the third annual Vegoose Music Festival, Billboard.biz has learned. The event is set for Oct. 27-28 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Vegoose is produced by Superfly Presents and A.C. Enter ...

  37. Bon Jovi Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi underlines its ever-reliable sales strength throughout Europe with a No. 1 debut for its new "Lost Highway" set (Universal Island) on European Top 100 Albums. The band also went straight to the top of the composite survey with i ...

  38. Toby Keith's the 'Big Dog' of the Charts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboar ...

  39. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  40. QOTSA Exploring A Darker Path On 'Era Vulgaris'

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age: "Era Vulgaris" Producer: Chris Goss Interscope Release Date: July 12 The trips are getting darker for Queens of the Stone Age. In contrast to the adrenaline rush of 2000's drug anthem "Feel Good Hit of ...

  41. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  42. NARM Coverage: UMGD Highlights Upcoming Releases

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Mya, country-pop artist Taylor Swift and Canadian singer/songwriter Feist performed as part of the Universal Music Group Distribution's product presentation today at the NARM Convention in Chicago. The 90-minute session highlig ...

  43. RCA Music Group Promotes Shay

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Continues with dual A&R/marketing role. Matt Shay has been named VP of A&R/marketing for the RCA Music Group. Shay will report directly to Ashley Newton, executive VP of A&R for RCA Records on A&R matters and Tom Corson executi ...

  44. Chili Peppers, Kanye Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for this summer's Lollapalooza, which will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Ma ...

  45. Voodoo Music Experience Returns To New Orleans

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled for Oct. 29 Riverview Park. After being moved to Memphis in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Voodoo Music Experience will return to its original home of New Orleans for the first of its two-night duration. The Oct. 29 show at New Orlea ...

  46. MySpace On Board For NIN Tour

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age supporting. Social networking Web site MySpace.com has entered into its largest tour sponsorship yet after signing on today (Sept. 27) as the title sponsor to this fall's Nine Inch Nails/Queens of the Stone Age tour. A ...

  47. MySpace On Board For NIN Tour

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queens of the Stone Age supporting. Social networking Web site MySpace.com has entered into its largest tour sponsorship yet after signing on today (Sept. 27) as the title sponsor to this fall's Nine Inch Nails/Queens of the Stone Age tour. A ...

  48. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at London Carling Bri Today's (July 7) terrorist bomb ...

  49. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sum 41, Prodigy, R.E.M. amongst those who change plans. Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. They include Sum 41's show at Astoria, the Prodigy at ...

  50. 'Hotel' Extends Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moby's "Hotel" (Mute) holds at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums for a second week. Although it falls 1-2 in Switzerland and also declines in Germany, Holland and Portugal, the set holds at No. 1 in Fl Moby's "Hotel" ( ...

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