Lend a Hand to Big Hands

Another member of the QOTSA family faces a bout with cancer way too early in life.  Back in 2008, touring keyboardist Natasha Shneider succumbed to the disease.  Now, Brian O'Connor, a gentle giant with hands that are truly spectacular in size who is best known as the bassist foe Josh Homme-side project EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, is in the midst of his own battle.  The two bands join together next month to raise much-needed funds for their brother. 

Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal have confirmed a benefit appearance at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia for Thursday, August 12th.

The show, to be held at Club Nokia, is being held to raise funds for Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in Los Angeles.  Net proceeds from the show will be contributed to a fund which has been established in conjunction with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, to assist with Brian’s medical aid and vital living expenses.

Tickets for the August 12th performance will be available beginning at 10am on Friday, July 16th.

Tickets for Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal at Club Nokia are $50 for General Admission and $100 & $250 for VIP Pit & Balcony tickets.  Tickets for Club Nokia events are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St.  No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM).

To make a donation to the Brian O’Connor fund, please visit: http://www.brianeodm.org/

For More information on Sweet Relief Musicians fund, please visit: www.sweetrelief.org

As comic relief, here is Homme taking part in an acoustic remix of Samwell's viral video hit, What What (In The Butt)?, on what could be the best show on TV right now.  QOTSA was named in response to the homophobia of his fans, and this is a reminder that he is quite comfortable making a segment of hiis audience very uncomfortable.