Listen: Queens of The Stone Age Cover Elliott Smith’s ‘Christian Brothers’


No, this is not a joke. Somehow, despite being massive Queens of The Stone Age fans, we missed the 2007 experience of catching the band covering late heartwringer depresso wizard Elliott Smith.

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Check out a cover of “Christian Brothers” below, from an acoustic performance at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA on Sept. 22 of 2007:

The band pulled the clip from their evidently voluminous archives, and posted on their official Facebook page on Thursday morning. It’s a fascinating look back at an easily-missed gem, on the heels of the band’s now-legendary “End of The Road” Halloween show before the band hunkers down to work on a new album. For more details on “lots of new songs,” new drummer Jon Theodore’s promise for the road ahead and more, check out our exclusive interview with QOTSA frontman Joshua Homme.


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