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Watch Queens of the Stone Age Perform “Villains of Circumstance” With a String Quartet on Jools Holland

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Josh Homme of Queens of The Stone Age performs during Splendour in the Grass 2017 on July 22, 2017 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Queens of the Stone Age appeared on the BBC’s Later…With Jools Holland in an unusual formation: with Josh Homme on vocals backed simply by a piano and a string quartet. The ensemble played an sweeping, dramatic version of “Villains of Circumstance” from their August album Villainswhich launching into a cabaret-like feel at certain relative moments. Morrissey, The National, Jessie Ware, and more also performed on the show. Watch Homme and Dean Fertita’s intimate performance below.