Double Grammy Nominees Queens of the Stone Age Kick Off Austin City Limits New Year
New Episode Premieres January 4th on PBS
Austin, TX—January 3, 2014—Austin City Limits (ACL) rings in the new year with new episodes, starting the second half of Season 39 with an electrifying hour from rock innovators Queens of the Stone Age. Recently nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Album, QOTSA prove they're one of the best bands today in a dynamic, full-hour performance. The new episode premieres Saturday, January 4th. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online at acltv.com immediately following the initial broadcast.
Queens' frontman Josh Homme appeared on ACL back in 2009 as part of the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (alongside Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones), but in this appearance he makes his long-awaited ACL debut with Queens of the Stone Age, the band he's led for nearly two decades. QOTSA recently released their first album in six years...Like Clockwork, debuting at #1 on Billboard's 200 and earning unanimous raves on critic's Year-End Best Albums of 2013 lists including Spin, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press and NPR. QOTSA combines metal, blues, thrash, punk and psychedelia into a sound that is both classic and unique. The band's ACL performance includes songs from the new record and hits from throughout their storied career. The scorching eleven-song set opens with signature tracks from their 2002 breakthrough Songs for the Deaf delivered with rabid guitars and head-banging drums. Ringleader Homme guides the Queens through songs from their latest release along with seminal records Rated R and Era Vulgaris, complete with grinding riffs, menace and muscle, sex and swagger, in an addictive performance that is a master class in rock'n'roll.
"Josh Homme is a genius, and he's made Queens of the Stone Age one of the best rock bands of our time,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona. “They make some serious rock and roll, but without taking themselves too seriously."
Queens of the Stone Age
You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire
No One Knows
My God is the Sun
I Sat By The Ocean
In The Fade
If I Had A Tail
Go With the Flow
The Vampyre of Time and Memory
A Song For The Dead
Season 39 | 2014 Broadcast Schedule
January 4, 2014 | Queens of the Stone Age
January 11, 2014 | Jason Isbell/ Neko Case
January 18, 2014 | fun. / Dawes
January 25, 2014 | Portugal. The Man / Local Natives
February 1, 2014 | Sarah Jarosz / The Milk Carton Kids
February 8, 2014 | Kacey Musgraves / Dale Watson
About Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits (ACL) is a television series on PBS that records and broadcasts original musical performances from exciting new talent and legendary artists of all genres.
Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in 2012.