Queens of the Stone Age are Working on a New Album

It’s no surprise that Queens of the Stone Age have been quiet since their phenomenal 2913 album …Like Clockwork. Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes have both been busy with Eagles of Death Metal, bassist Mikey Shoes has been playing drums and singing with Mini Mansions and most recently, Homme collaborated with Iggy Pop on Post Pop Depression, released earlier this year. That said, fans have been hanging for more – and I’m super duper excited to announce that Homme has now revealed that the band are back at work on what will become their seventh album across nearly two decades.

As reported by Consequence of Sound, Homme recently confirmed the news on an episode of the Let There Be Talk podcast. “Same everybody [lineup], we’re locked in,” he says. “We’re having a meeting tomorrow about what we’re gonna do.” This is the first news of new QOTSA since 2013, the sole exception being a surprise performance in LA last September.

You can listen to the full podcast here, which aired on Monday June 6. As well as the exciting QOTSA news, Homme discusses Kyuss, the death of Lemmy in late 2015, Iggy Pop and more. The QOTSA confirmation comes in right at the end, after the 1 hour, 23 minute mark.

Queens of the Stone Age last visited Australia on a joint headline tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2014. Perhaps we can cross our fingers and toes in the hopes of a 2017 tour?

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