The group's lineup has become something of a revolving door, but if you care to judge Homme by the company he keeps, consider that, since breaking up Kyuss, he's worked with the Screaming Trees' Van Conner and Mark Lanegan, Soundgarden's Matt Cameron, Dinosaur Jr.'s Mike Johnson, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, A Perfect Circle's Troy Van Leeuwen, Ween's Dean Ween and assorted others, as well as his former Kyuss-mates Alfredo Hernandez and Nick Oliveri. Grohl has called QOTSA's most recent effort, Songs for the Deaf, the best album he's ever played on -- impressive words, considering the guy used to drum in a little combo called Nirvana.
The Chili Peppers aren't above being blown off the stage in this town. Some will remember when a couple of young bands known as Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam did it long ago at the American Theatre. We're not saying that Flea and company won't bring the funk to the Savvis (the Mars Volta also appears). We're just saying that the Queens will be there, too, and that they've got the stuff to challenge the headliners to give it away, give it away, give it away now -- for real.
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