When it comes to attracting other expert musicians, Queens of the Stone Age exert their own gravitational pull. Reported or confirmed to appear on the band's upcoming ...Like Clockwork, due in June on Matador, are (ahem): Dave Grohl<, Elton John, Trent Reznor, Jake Shears, Mark Lanegan, and Nick Oliveri. Late last month at Lollapalooza Brazil, they debuted the album's "My God Is the Sun" with new drummer Jon Theodore, whose CV includes both the Mars Volta and Rage Against the Machine offshoot One Day as a Lion.
Over the weekend at Lollapalooza Chile, QOTSA brought out another frequently collaborating rocker — Eddie Vedder — and video has surfaced online (via Consequence of Sound). The Pearl Jam frontman played cowbell and sang on a ferocious performance of "Little Sister," originally from 2005's Lullabies to Paralyze. QOTSA's Josh Homme joked that Vedder studied the Saturday Night Live-infamous percussion instrument at Jiulliard, but we're guessing that he, like a new character on last night's Mad Men season premiere (spoiler alert, for real), is only fronting about attending.