Watch Queens of the Stone Age Play Gorillaz’s ‘Clint Eastwood’ During ‘Feel Good Hit of the Summer’
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There’s always something about that moment when, during a concert, a band throws in a snippet of another artist’s song in the middle of one of their own. The newest one to strike our fancy happened when Queens of the Stone Age added a bit of Gorillaz‘s “Clint Eastwood” during their “Feel Good Hit of the Summer.”
Consequence of Sound discovered the clip, which is embedded above, noting that it took place during the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan over the weekend. They add that, in the past, they’ve worked in Amy Winehouse‘s “Rehab” and, while in Australia, worked in “Devil Inside” by local heroes INXS.
On Aug. 25, Queens of the Stone Age will release their seventh album, Villains. It’s the follow-up to 2013’s …Like Clockwork and was co-produced by Mark Ronson and Mark Rankin. Working with the band was a dream come true for Ronson, who’s been a fan of the group since 2000. “There were moments during the making of the album in which I was aware I was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favorite moments on any Queens album,” he said. “And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream–a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream.”
They’ll back it up with a lengthy tour that begins Sept. 6 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., and will run through Oct. 24 with a show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Royal Blood have been slated to serve as the opening act on all dates.
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