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Queens of the Stone Age Are ‘Smooth Sailing’ in ‘ACL’ Clip

Queens Stone Age 'Smooth Sailing' ACL Live Video

Speaking on Queens of the Stone Age’s return this year, Josh Homme asked SPIN, “Why would you choose being bitter over choosing to make music? Being bitter is gross. It doesn’t amount to anything.” Indeed, the desert rock guru chose the other path and it amounted to quite a bit, with …Like Clockwork not only nabbing a No. 1 debut but ranking high in our 50 Best Albums of 2013. QOTSA also recorded an Austin City Limits set that’ll air January 4 on PBS. Above, you can watch “Smooth Sailing,” a falsetto-funked highlight that rides a minimal, circuitous groove throughout, ramping up the tension and offering little relief. Well, unless you count the most-quoted line from all of …Like Clockwork: “I blow my load over the status quo.” Eww.