“My God Is the Sun” may not provide us with any breaking insight into the mind of Josh Homme and his Queens of the Stone Age, but six years on from their last release (2007’s Era Vulgaris) it is refreshing to have this hard-charging front man and band back. Granted, your idea of refreshing has to be of the relentless kind. And, a love of speedy, blues guitar helps, too. Yeah, your refresher probably needs some pummel in there, while we’re at it. The rhythm section on “My God is the Sun,” is particularly on point, on this, the first single from Like Clockwork (6/4 on Matador Records). Perhaps, refreshing wasn’t the word I was looking for at all. Something more like fierce would work.
- June 24, 2015
In a recent interview with Humanity Magazine, quoted by Rolling Stone, '90s rock goddess, Courtney Love lamented the sad state of women in mainstream alternative rock. "I'm the last chick on alternative radio that they’ll play, and it’s really kind of stupid," she said. Bully's Alicia Bognanno has something to say about women in rock, too. Her band's debut album, Feels Like, is an adrenaline fueled trip down memory lane to a time that really isn't that too far in the past when the original Riot Girls inspired '90s chart toppers like Hole, L7, and, um, Lisa Loeb. No really, listen to Bognanno and one moment she shows all the vulnerability of a first-timer at open mic night, like a Lisa Loeb, and the next moment she's raging like Courtney Love, born and bred in the seedier spots of the rock scene. Read More