9:12 am - 04/09/2014

Queens of the Stone Age's 'Smooth Sailing' Clip Captures a Rough Night

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme gets crazy with a group of Asian businessmen in the video for the . . . Like Clockwork track "Smooth Sailing." With shots flowing, the sleek-haired, redheaded rocker guides a merry band of misfits as they pretend umbrellas are machine guns and generally act drunk and douchey in a mall. On the lighter side of the video's plot, they all share some bromance over some karaoke – which, of course, is for the song "Smooth Sailing." At its darkest, the clip finds one of the businessmen letting a little too loose, as he begins hallucinating and uses a golf club in a manner unbefitting of the PGA.

The video projects a sort of deep-seated, displaced anger – a quality that's no stranger to Homme, who derided both the Grammys and Grammy winners Imagine Dragons at a concert in February. In January, the Grammys had cut short Queens' end-of-show collaboration with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. "You know, fuck everything, fuck the man, fuck Imagine Dragons, fuck the Grammys, fuck all this shit," he said at the February concert. "We're supposed to be here with you, we ain't supposed to be, like with some, like the band's dick in our hands. Although there ain't nothing wrong with it."

Homme later backtracked on his rant saying he was "really drunk" at the time. "I got misunderstood for something I said when I was reacting to someone in the audience recently," Homme said and then called the whole thing "not that big of a deal."

Meanwhile, Homme expects Queens of the Stone Age will "absolutely" reenter the studio sometime in the near future. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said, "We have more than enough songs. We're booked 'til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going."

But soon remains relative as Queens of the Stone Age have a busy few months of touring ahead of them. Here are their current dates:

4/10 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
4/12 Indio, CA - Coachella
4/15 Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
4/17 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
4/19 Indio, CA - Coachella
5/5 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
5/6 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
5/7 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
5/9 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
5/10 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5/11 Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo
5/13 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
5/14 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
5/16 – 5/18 Gulf Shore, AL - Hangout Music Fest
5/23 – 5/25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
7/9 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7/12 Bangor, ME - Cross Insurance Center
7/16 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
7/20 Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at The Mann Center


Did you like ...Like Clockwork, ONTD?
appleweiland 9th-Apr-2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
I love it tbh... Cannot wait until the 17th - seeing them in SF! SS is my favorite track (new stripper song).

Video is strange, but that's par for the course with Queens so I dig it. Joshuaaaaa is my everything.
vanishingbee 9th-Apr-2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
I'd love to catch them when they're in Ottawa for Bluesfest but am not sure it will work out yet
appleweiland 9th-Apr-2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
:/ I'm rooting for you bb
jessepinkman 9th-Apr-2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Im seeing them in sf too but I hate bill Graham CA
appleweiland 9th-Apr-2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with it? I've never been to it before
jessepinkman 9th-Apr-2014 02:16 pm (UTC)
It almost reminds me of a high school gym with a stage that's too far from the barrier and too high up. I guess I like either smaller places like the fox or big arenas
appleweiland 9th-Apr-2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, gotcha. I wasn't planning on doing the floor but all my friends that are going are. Sucks to be them lol
vacatia 9th-Apr-2014 01:48 pm (UTC)
Love the album, love them forever. Interesting video. I need them to come round back to Toronto again!
toxic_illusion 9th-Apr-2014 01:48 pm (UTC)
45 dollars for St. Paul? I love them but no.
finchburg 9th-Apr-2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
Really? Yuck.
illiade 9th-Apr-2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
...I still haven't listened to all of Like Clockwork. /terrible stan
trojanchick99 9th-Apr-2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
Love that song, and the album was one of my favorites from last year. So excited to see them on Saturday!
satellite__eyes 9th-Apr-2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
The album grew on me, for sure. It helped hearing it live and the vinyl sounds pretty rad too.
rahnekat1 9th-Apr-2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
I love the album. I get to see them tomorrow night!
itsplasticlove 9th-Apr-2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
This song and video are dope.
gravity1318 9th-Apr-2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Are they still using that sketch-ass bassist again? I was really disappointed to hear he was back.
killetheth 9th-Apr-2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
i really like the lack of female objectification in this vid. makes a change from most other "guys night out" videos...
ohmygoshhhhhhhh 9th-Apr-2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
It took me some time to get into it, but I love ...Like Clockwork now. This is my favourite song from the album.

Edited at 2014-04-09 03:49 pm (UTC)
swoon_song 9th-Apr-2014 04:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't care for it but maybe I should give it another listen.
imdesigner 9th-Apr-2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
love this song
therearewords 9th-Apr-2014 05:05 pm (UTC)
Shit, I didn't know there was a new CD out? I went to them a few years ago, Burn The Witch put the entire room in a trance <3333
adagsly 9th-Apr-2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
what a terrible fan i didn't even know they had a new album out
ametalheart 9th-Apr-2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
I love Like Clockwork! I need to find a ticket to the Milwaukee show. :(
r383l 9th-Apr-2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Went to see them last year at the Gibson amp before they tore it down.
So awesome ! My fave probably Sat by the Ocean
kirensauce 10th-Apr-2014 03:57 am (UTC)
yas sat by the ocean is my fave rn
liquid_emotion 10th-Apr-2014 02:32 am (UTC)
Love it, they're my favorite
calichaos 10th-Apr-2014 06:19 am (UTC)
sucks i used to like QOTSA but after his homophobic slur...i wont even watch the video smdh
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