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Queens of the Stone Age: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 23 June 2003

I CAN HEAR THE screech of two low jets from the bar. Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age, learnt to play with their first heavy-rock band, Kyuss, in the Californian desert, so such volume and excess are second nature. But that sound proves deceptive. Closer listening reveals one of the more melodic, subtly inventive rock bands in America.

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