As suggested by the multi-talented Josh Homme very recently, a much-anticipated seventh album is officially on the way from Queens of the Stone Age. Having spoken in the Let There Be Talk podcast about the entire band being locked in to discus what their next step was last month, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has now confirmed (also via podcast interview) that work on a follow up to 2013’s … Like Clockwork has begun.
There’s no doubt that … Like Clockwork was a massive album in the QOTSA discography and it topped a ton of “Best Of” lists for the year. Since then, members have gone on to work across a number of projects. Homme and Jesse Hughes have been focused on Eagles of Death Metal, Mikey Shoes has been busy with Mini Mansions and Van Leeuwen and Homme were both involved with various aspects of Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression. Homme also starred in the Henry Rollins project Gutterdammerung – the “loudest silent film” ever.
Speaking on 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield, Van Leeuwen stated that “We’ve already started talking about what we’re gonna do next for the next Queens record.” He added that the band have heaps of ideas bouncing around and that as far as recording something “we’re going to do something before the end of the year.”
“We’re excited to get back together 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.”