RIYL: silent nights, holy infants, immaculate conception

Label: QOTSA

Since their formation in 1997, Queens of the Stone Age have been anything but silent.  Their concerts reach voluminous levels pushing 120 dB, their lead singer certainly ain’t quiet, and some of their album covers are…dare I say…titillating.  All that aside, 21 years after their conception, Homme and the boys have finally decided to light a candle and turn the amps down.  Ladies and gentlemen, if this isn’t the perfect stocking stuffer for Gram Gram, I don’t know what it is.  I’ve read a lot of stories about Jesus and there’s no doubt in my mind that he would’ve been a massive Queens of the Stone Age fan.  The hair, the beard, the raging parties…oh yeah.

No quantity has been announced, but don’t underestimate QOTSA fans.  They are fast, dangerous and they have cash to burn.

The Details

Physical release: December 14, 2018

Limited edition Xmas single available on 7” vinyl. A-Side is a rendition of “Silent Night” teaming Joshua Homme with Australian blues singer-songwriter, guitar player C.W. Stoneking, and the flipside features a Homme family reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Proceeds from the single will benefit the Sweet Stuff Foundation, the non-profit created by Homme in 2013 to provide assistance to career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability, and to Support Act, an alliance with a similar mission founded in 1997 in Australia by AMCOS, APRA, ARIA and PPCA. For more information, go to https://www.thesweetstufffoundation.org/ and https://supportact.org.au/

Price $5.99

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