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Era Vulgaris is the fifth full length studio album by American hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age. The album was completed in early April 2007[1] and released on June 8, 2007 in some countries, June 11, 2007 in the United Kingdom and June 12, 2007 in the United States.[2] The tracks "Sick, Sick, Sick" and "3's & 7's" were released as singles in early June,[3] with a third single "Make It wit Chu" released around Halloween of 2007.

The album debuted at number fourteen on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts selling 52,000 copies in its first week,[4] which was a decline in comparison to the previous album, which opened at number 5 with 91,000 copies sold in its debut week.[5] In other countries it has reached much loftier debut positions, mostly in the top ten, such as number five in Canada where it sold approximately 10,000 copies in its opening week.[6] The album debuted at number nine at United World Chart, selling approximately 149,000 copies worldwide in its first week.[7]


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Songs for the Deaf is the third studio album by American hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age. Released in 2002, the album features Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as a guest drummer.[8] Like their other albums, Songs for the Deaf has a large number of guest musicians, a signature of the band's releases. Following the breakthrough Rated R, this album is widely regarded as Queens of the Stone Age's magnum opus, garnering universal acclaim from critics,[9] whilst earning the band's first gold record certification in the U.S., having sold 986,000 copies in the country.[5] Songs for the Deaf is loosely considered as a concept album, taking the listener on a drive from Los Angeles to the Mojave Desert while tuning into radio stations from towns on the way such as Banning, California and Chino Hills, California.

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Queens of the Stone Age at the Wireless Festival, 2007.

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Mark Lanegan (born November 25, 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington) is an American rock musician and songwriter. Lanegan began his music career in the 1980s. In 1985, he became the vocalist for grunge group Screaming Trees. On June 25, 2000, Screaming Trees announced their official breakup. Lanegan started a low-key solo career, and in 2004 released his big breakthrough album Bubblegum. In addition to leading the The Gutter Twins, Lanegan has also been involved in other musical projects, including hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age and the collaboration with Isobel Campbell, and has performed session work for a variety of musicians.

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"Fuck the labels man, they suck. The last thing they’re stripping down is their own expense accounts and shit. I mean, Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records takes a private jet or rides first class to tell a band they don’t get tour support. You know what I mean? Fuck that shit, I’m tired of it." (Interview with Antiquiet) Joshua Homme

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  1. ^ Scaggs, Austin (2007-04-06). "Smoking Section: Playing poker with the Strokes, Foo Fighters album news, Marilyn Manson's "dirty" film, Roger Waters calls from the road". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age official website". 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Queens of the Stone age unveil new album artwork". Uncut. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  4. ^ Hasty, Katie (2007-06-20). "Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b "50 Still Attacking Chart". Rolling Stone. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2007-06-18. 
  6. ^ Williams, John (2007-06-20). "Wilburys, QOTSA shake up charts". Canoe Inc. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  7. ^ "United World Chart". Mediatraffic.de. 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  8. ^ Robert Mancini (2000-09-21). "Queens of the Stone Age Hook Up With Foo Fighters". MTV. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-07-10.