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Mad Cool Festival Day 3: Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails Provide a Thunderous Close

Another spectacular day with an overabundance of household names proves Madrid's Mad Cool should be considered among world's best music festivals.

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Queens of the Stone Age: Villains

More energetic than 2013's ...Like Clockwork, Villains finds QOTSA teaming up with super-producer Mark Ronson to emphasize their grooves as much as their riffs.

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Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle

Cult bard's new LP finds him continuing to deliver hardscrabble tales of dashed romance and yearnings for second chances amid bluesy, dark wave-laden compositions.

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Iggy Pop Rocks United Palace Theater in New York (Photos)

Iggy Pop's terrific show proves the 68-year-old is a living legend. He struts, swaggers and skips his way through great classics and songs from latest, Post Pop Depression.

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Rock 'n' Roll Needs Secrets: Talking Music's Essence as Art with Dean Fertita

Dean Fertita, the incendiary strike force alongside rock titans Joshua Homme and Jack White (among others) and solo artist, discusses creativity, music, and art.

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Mark Lanegan: One Way Street

These early recordings offer a telling glimpse of Lanegan’s initial efforts as an emerging solo artist with his own unique vision.

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The Uncontrollable Nick Oliveri in His Own Words

The bad boy of rock and the badass of metal. This is Nick Oliveri without a filter.

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Queens of the Stone Age: The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester (Photos)

As Queens of the Stone Age wrapped up a North American tour, the band performed at smaller theaters like the famed Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

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Counterbalance: Queens of the Stone Age's '...Like Clockwork'

And I know you'll never believe I play this as though I’m all right. If life is but a dream, then wake me up. The latest from Queens of the Stone is this week’s Counterbalance.

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Queens of the Stone Age - "I Appear Missing" (video)

Queens of the Stone Age's latest album '…Like Clockwork' releases 4 June via Matador and the band has released this video promo for the record featuring a shortened version of "I Appear Missing".

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Mark Lanegan Band: 16 May 2012 - Hamtramck, MI

Wincing at the endless barrage of camera phone flashes assaulting his eyes, Mark Lanegan treated fans to a litany of detox elegies and ruminations on mortality and resurrection, alternating between down-tempo dirges and ramshackle rockers.

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Pearl Jam: 20 Years in the Rearviewmirror: 3 - 4 September 2011

Pearl Jam's great 20th Anniversary blowout festival was held in Alpine Valley.

Selena Fragassi
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My Decade in Music

They are simply the albums that shaped my musical landscape, for which I know every lyric of every song backward and forward, that I would take with me to that mythical desert island we music lovers always talk about

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Queens of the Stone Age: Era Vulgaris

Fifth full-length from the desert hard-rockers is slick, hard-hitting and sly... score one for big-time rock and roll.

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Queens of the Stone Age: Over the Years and Through the Woods

Just in terms of what is collected and how it is presented, this deserves to become the live presentation gold standard for anyone producing a concert record in the age of DVD.

Tim O'Neil
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Queens of the Stone Age: Lullabies to Paralyze

With their fourth album, hard-partying bassist Olivieri is out of the band. Dave Grohl is nowhere to be seen. But most noticeable is the gaping, glaring and truly unfortunate absence of gimmick.

Jon Fischer
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