Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme told Rolling Stone
magazine: "The first time I heard Bleach
, I remember turning to my friends and saying, 'We gotta start writing better songs.' Listening to 'Negative Creep' and 'School
' and 'Love Buzz
,' I thought there were three different singers in the band. It was a total perspective-changer – it definitely ripped a sheet of paper off of my mental notepad. A couple of years later, I got an advance copy of Nevermind
. I was raised on Black Flag and the Cramps; I had always thought, 'This is the best s--t ever, and no one's going to listen to it.' Nevermind
proved that I was completely wrong about that. I was so stoked."
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