Queens of the Stone Age are set to release a new record soon, with plans to finish their latest album by the end of 2016.
Frontman Josh Homme hinted at a seventh album last month during an interview on the Let There Be Talk podcast, stating that the band will keep to the same lineup as their 2013 record …Like Clockwork.
However, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has recently confirmed on another podcast, 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield that: “We’ve already started talking about what we’re gonna do next for the new Queens record. There’s tons of ideas that are bouncing around … We’re going to do something before the end of the year, as far as recording goes.”
Leeuwen continued on, stating “We’re excited to get back to follow-up …Like Clockwork, which was a really, really big record for us personally. It was a big record for us ’cause it was the hardest record to make. And we’re trying to not do that again. We just want to keep things simpler and try that, I guess.”
Queens of the Stone Age have been on hiatus since March 2015, making this sudden reveal and breath of fresh air for fans hankering on some new Stone Age material. Since the hiatus however, both Homme and Van Leeuwen have been keeping busy. Homme’s been recording with his side-band Eagles of Death Metal, and also foraying with the legendary Iggy Pop and his new record Post-Pop Depression. Van Leeuwen has focused on a singular, yet amazing supergroup, a combination of Mastadon, At The Drive-In and Stone Age members named Gone is Gone, with their debut arriving on July 8th.
Remind yourself of their last record below.