Queens of the Stone Age has dropped out of its scheduled August 12 appearance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, “due to injury” according to announcements by both the band and the festival.
No other information has been revealed. The news comes as QOTSA prepares for the August 25 release of its new album, Villains, from which it’s already released the songs “The Way You Used To Do” and “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”
Group leader Josh Homme tells us that Villains will display some influence from his and other QOTSA members’ work with Iggy Pop on last year’s Post Pop Depression album and tour:
“One of the songs, this song called ‘Please Don’t Fail Me Now,’ which is the first song, was gonna be on the Iggy record, in a different kind of incarnation, but we just didn’t get to it. So there are physical tie-overs like that. And there are mental tie-overs in that I’ve always been a now-ist. I don’t care about yesterday. Tomorrow is always far away. And this is all you ever get.”
QOTSA kicks off a tour on September 6, with Royal Blood opening.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.