HENRY ROLLINS TO GUEST ON CHELSEA LATELY, DEF LEPPARD TO RELEASE STEVE CLARK TRIBUTE T-SHIRT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TO PERFORM ON CONAN.
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When asked in a recent interview with Prefix what he feels he has to show by crossing the half-a-century age mark, Rollins replied, “Just basically experience, and I’ve had a lot of it in the last 30 years since I left Washington. I’ve toured and traveled relentlessly. Even without needing to be onstage, I travel just because I travel. Like September, I was in North Korea, which was odd, China Mongolia, Buton, Nepal, Tibet, and Vietnam…Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda. I see a lot; I see starvation, I see what a war looks like years later. I do a lot of work with the USO, everywhere from the Bagram air base in Afghanistan to Camp whatever in Baghdad to Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital looking at kids with their legs blown off. And I learned from these experiences, and that’s perhaps what has made me much different than a self-absorbed young person.”
Regarding what he — after all his travels — supposes he would think of America if he were viewing it as an outsider, Henry said, “Next year, me and this organization I work with, we’re planning on bringing a Southern Sudanese guy here, so he can speak at some universities and work on his autobiography. The guy was a child soldier, he fought for 20 years against Northern Sudan, and he’s seen some really awful stuff, as you can imagine, and he’s a really soft-spoken gentle guy with beautiful children, but his stories will peel the paint off your car. And I was thinking yesterday as I was driving to the supermarket, What would he make of all these paved streets, and faucets and hot water, all that relative ease? Coming from Sudan or Uganda or Johannesburg… maybe America would almost be psychedelic. It would be trippy. Everything is so big, the air conditioning is so cold, the lights are so bright, everything is cranked up so much, because we live in upper case, not only America, the West. There’s only the immediate in a lot of countries, so when someone would come to America and hear about life insurance or a savings account, that might be a concept they would not be able to get their head around, because they have no concept of a future.”
DEF LEPPARD has released a new t-shirt as a tribute to the band’s late original guitarist Steve “Steamin'” Clark.
April 23 marks the birthday of Clark, who passed away on January 8, 1991 at the age of 30. Steve would have been 51 years old this year.
The newly released shirt features a photo of Clark by Ross Halfin on the front and will be available for a very limited time only. The shirts will start shipping on April 1. Included with the shirt is a reproduction promo 8×10 of the photo on glossy paper.
You can order the t-shirt at this location.
“Queens Of The Stone Age“ will be available on CD, double vinyl LP and via digital download. Pre-orders for the vinyl or CD formats will receive an instantly available digital download of the full record.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE is commemorating the upcoming reissue with a limited series of intimate shows at which the band will play the record in its entirety, plus B-sides and other rarities and hits from the early QUEENS catalogue up to the present. The tour kicks off March 16 in Austin TX and will now conclude with a just-added second Los Angeles show on April 13, the day after which QUEENS will appear on “Conan”. At press time, the tour was nearly completely sold out, with tickets remaining for only four dates (Omaha, Des Moines, St. Louis and Kansas City).
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will embark on a European run of shows during which it will perform its critically-lauded 1998 self-titled debut in its entirety along with some B-sides and rarities.
“Queens Of The Stone Age” reissue track listing:
01. Regular John
03. If Only
04. Walkin’ On The Sidewalks
05. You Would Know
06. The Bronze
07. How to Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)
09. 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