Queens of the Stone Share Stripped-Down Performance Clip of "The Way You Used to Do"

Queens of the Stone Age have shared a live performance of their 2017 song, “The Way You Used to Do,” in radically reworked form.

At a one-off acoustic set at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Australia—a show that benefitted the Royal Hobart Hospital Pediatrics Ward—the band transformed the jaunty, upbeat single from their 2017 album, Villains, in a darker, more stripped-down affair.

The show at MONA reportedly raised $10,000, which was matched by QOTSA frontman Joshua Homme’s own Sweet Stuff Foundation, for a total of $20,000. The following day the band visited the Pediatrics Ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital, where they presented staff with a check for the donations.

Check out the performance above.


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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.