Queens of the Stone Age release their self-titled debut album
Queens of the Stone Age is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Queens of the Stone Age.
Following the collapse of negotiations with Roadrunner Records, the album was released on September 22, 1998 on Loosegroove Records, operated by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard. The album was primarily written and recorded by founding member Josh Homme and former Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernández, and features a riff-oriented songwriting style that Homme subsequently dubbed "robot rock". Regarding this aesthetic, Homme has stated that: "I just wanted to start a band that within three seconds of listening people knew what band it was."
The album was re-released on March 4, 2011 in Australia through Liberator Music and March 7, 2011 in the UK through Domino Records. The US release is set for May 17th and will be available through Homme's own label, Rekords Rekords. The release includes relevant b-sides embedded within the track listing, and the band will subsequently embark upon a tour in support of the album.