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Queens Of The Stone Age to Reissue 1998 Debut Album

Queens of the Stone Age are one of the few modern rock bands that get the Gail Seal of Approval for rocking hard enough to crack a skull. I swear, I could listen to “Go With the Flow” a million billion times and never get tired of it. So naturally I am excited to hear that the band is reissuing their long out of print debut album with three additional tracks that were initially cut from the record. The track listing for Queens of the Stone Age, a reissue of the band’s critically-lauded 1998 debut, reflects their original vision for the album.

The much sought-after album arrives in-stores on January 11, 2011 via Joshua Homme’s own Rekords Rekords, and will be available in two formats: a traditional CD release as well as a special bundled package featuring the album both as a 180 gram double-gatefold, double LP and a digital download card.

The three additional songs are “The Bronze,” “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For,” and “Spiders and Vinegaroons.”

Queens of the Stone Age track listing:

1.  “Regular John”

2.  “Avon”

3.  “If Only”

4.  “Walkin’ On The Sidewalks”

5.  “You Would Know”

6.  “The Bronze”

7.  “How to Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)”

8.  “Mexicola”

9.  “Hispanic Impressions”

10.  “You Can’t Quit Me Baby”

11.  “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For”

12.  “Give The Mule What He Wants”

13.  Spiders and Vinegaroons

14.  I Was A Teenage Hand Model

Gail In Print, Modern Drummer September 2009

MD Cover 9_09

Wow, September is a huge month for me in Modern Drummer magazine. First of all, I’m really excited about and proud of my feature on Jon Karel of the experimental mathcore band, The Number 12 Looks Like You. In my ten-plus years of interviewing drummers, Jon was one of my very favorite interviews. I predict we will see him on the cover of Modern Drummer within two years. Also in this issue, I’ve got an update with Sib Hashian of Ernie & The Automatics. Sib is perhaps best known as the original drummer of the legendary classic rock band Boston, so everybody knows his licks. Lastly, I have a profile with Eric Green of Riverboat Gamblers, a truly innovative modern punk band that hasn’t forgotten where the melody is. Their latest CD, Underneath The Owl, is one of my favorites of the year so far. Three great articles all in an issue that has Josh Homme and Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age) on the cover as well as interviews with Bun E Carlos, Slayer’s Dave Lombardo and local hero Chris Pennie of Coheed and Cambria. Be sure to pick up a copy of September’s Modern Drummer, which you can find on newsstands next week!

They Ruined My Reviews and Then They Didn’t Pay Me

For about four years, I wrote a monthly column (and the ocassional short feature or cover story) for this national Indie-rock slanted music magazine that paid shit, when they even paid me, and had weird editorial guidelines like not letting writers use the word “THAT” in any reviews or articles unless it was a quote. WTF? Continue reading They Ruined My Reviews and Then They Didn’t Pay Me