Michael Shuman: King of Queens

On the eve of Queens of the Stone Age’s triumphant return, Mikey Shoes walks us through the process of 'In Times New Roman...' and unveils the surprising secrets of his tone

Michael Shuman: King of Queens

On the eve of Queens of the Stone Age’s triumphant return, Mikey Shoes walks us through the process of 'In Times New Roman...' and unveils the surprising secrets of his tone

Michael Shuman’s bags are packed, his basses and amps have long since been shipped to Germany, where Queens of the Stone Age’s “End of Nero” world tour kicks off, and the band’s highly anticipated album is waiting in queue to be released on the same day: June 16th. The rehearsals for the shows are complete and the reviews of the album are already rolling out with enthusiastic praise. The anticipation, unrest, and tension of the past three years is finally being relieved, but you wouldn’t know it talking to Shuman as his sits in his Los Angeles home with his typical cool, calm demeanor. That’s not to say he isn’t internally brimming with excitement to get back on the road with his tight-knit band after all they’ve endured, and the relief starts to show itself as he reflects on the road to getting here. “I’m slowly starting to feel like myself again. Such a big part of
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Jon D'Auria   By: Jon D'Auria