Preview Review — Queens of the Stone Age “Villains”

Queens of the Stone Age is about to release their first new album since 2013. Villains is due on August 25, 2017. Early press describes the Mark Ronson-produced album as danceable. Two tracks—“The Way You Used to Do” and “The Evil Has Landed”—are already available.  “Danceable” need not connote “full of funky clichés”: anything but, in this case. You can certainly dance to these tunes, but you should probably be the type that likes dancing to something sinister. If you’re also a rock guitar nerd, you’ll want to check to the intricate-but-never-fussy guitar arrangements.

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New Mike Stern album due September 7, 2017!

A new Mike Stern album will arrive on September 7, 2107. Titled “Trip,” it’s Stern’s first since a serious fall landed the esteemed jazz guitarist on the disabled list. Back on his feet now for a while, Stern offers “Whatchacallit” to prime his listeners for the new collection.