Queens of the Stone Age Discuss New Album


Queens of the Stone Age have sent a much welcome update on the progress of their new album, tentatively said to be released in early 2012, having previously stated the album would be done by the end of this year. Homme took to the bands Facebook page to detail the progress:

Locked away in the desert. & shit yeah. it. sounds. fuckin. killer.

The album will be the first Queens of the Stone Age release since 2007′s ‘Era Vulgaris, and the band were discussing how excited they were since May of last year. Having spent last year touring the re-issue of the band’s self titled first album, Homme stated ‘I’m not gonna lie: I’m sick of doing the first record’ adding ‘We’ve never played the same setlist before. But then we’re playing really deep cuts [after the album performance] because it just it feels like a special night. We’re playing really small places.’ Much excitement had come from the band finally getting back together and creating again.

The five year gap between the two albums is not to say the band have been inactive in any way, with each of the members spending time with various other projects. Homme spent much of 2010 alongside Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones with super group Them Crooked Vultures, releasing their debut album and touring. Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen started his band Sweethead, having also recorded their debut album and toured alongside Them Crooked Vultures as support. Dean Fertita spent time with the Dead Weather alongside Jack White and Alison Mosshart of the Kills, releasing two albums within a year of each other.

Talking to BBC Radio 1 earlier this year Homme stated, ‘We’re at a weird moment where we really don’t feel like we have anything to prove,’ adding ‘We just want to play to the people that are into us and we want to play right at them.’

Let’s hope the release comes sooner rather than later.

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