Letterman Asks to Join Queens of the Stone Age in 'I Sat By the Ocean' Clip

SoCal kings bring '...Like Clockwork' to 'Late Show' twice

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Chris Martins

Queens of the Stone Age are apparently aiming to be the Justin Timberlake to David Letterman's Jimmy Fallon. The California desert rock gurus appeared on the Late Show on Wednesday night to perform "My God Is the Sun," then went ahead and played an hour-long set for the show's "Live on Letterman" concert series (see similar feats by Phoenix and Silversun Pickups). But that wasn't all. Josh Homme and his inordinately talented goons returned on Thursday (June 6) to perform the tension-filled ...Like Clockwork creeper "I Sat By the Ocean" while their host gushed. After the song, Dave seemed genuinely bowled over by QOTSA — which, duh — and asks if he can "start telling people I'm part of the band." Ever the quick wit, Homme immediately offers him the job of tambourine player. Considering the company these fellas keep — Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Sir Elton John — Letterman should be thankful if they offer him a kazoo. Late-night television cameos as strong as these can go a long way toward helping a group move units the week their album drops. Consider Queens one step closer to unseating Daft Punk on the charts.

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