They are experts in the art of the surprise. In 2013, the Queens of the Stone Age released their sixth album, Like Clockwork. A dark, mesmerizing jewel, whose moments of calm contrast sharply with the raw, stoner discography of this California formation. Then, in 2017, Villains announced a return to a more energetic tempo. This time, it was the nature of the groove that was surprising. With his crooner’s voice, Josh Homme unveils a particular idea of original rock and roll. Powerful, but tailored for dancing. Mark Ronson’s producing is a big part of that. A Josh Homme track is nevertheless immediately recognizable, whether produced by a pop genius, performed with the bassist from Led Zeppelin (Them Crooked Vultures), or sung by Iggy Pop (Post Pop Depression). In 2005 the Queens of the Stone Age wrapped up their concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival with an epic version of “No One Knows”.... It was past time for them to return and shake up the Montreux audience!