After scoring numerous rave reviews and selling 91,000 units in its first week, Queens of the Stone Age have achieved their first #1 album on the Billboard 200. This means they have successfully dethroned Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” who previously held the number one spot on the charts for the past two weeks. The album’s first single “My God is the Sun” peaked at number 17 on Billboards Alternative songs chart two weeks ago and even though it slips this week to number 19 it’s still a great run for a band who hasn’t released anything since 2007’s “Era Vulgaris.” Let’s see if they can hold on to the number 1 spot now that Black Sabbath have unveiled their latest album.
‘…Like Clockwork’ is available now. To get a copy and to keep up with the latest Queens of the Stone Age news, make sure to visit their website. Also, don’t forget that you can see these guys in Chicago at this year’s Lollapalooza alongside heavy hitters The Cure and Nine Inch Nails. The annual festival hits Grant park August 2-4.