Okay, maybe the headline is a little misleading, but it definitely won’t be another six years before Queens of the Stone Age release a follow-up to their well-received …Like Clockwork. In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Josh Homme says that the band will “absolutely” be recording a new album before long. “We have more than enough songs,” he told the magazine. “We’re booked til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going.”
That’s encouraging news for fans of the band, and seeing how successful last year’s album was, it makes sense that they’d want to continue to make music together. Especially since the band is thriving in the studio these days. “When it’s time to make music, that’s about getting lost for me,” he says. “To be a control freak is not half as good as being a freak who’s casually in control. You’re feeling around in the dark for something that feels good. As long as you’re not in an orgy, that can be an amazing moment.”
The only possible bummer of all of this is that this might take away from Troy Van Leeuwen’s time in Failure. Right now, the band only have a few dates booked, but many fans of the band would definitely want to see a full-fledged tour. We’re sure a new QOTSA album would soften the blow of less Failure dates, though.