Josh Homme is getting the gang back together for another Queens of the Stone Age album
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Queens of the Stone Age have been on a break resting up after the grueling tour schedule for their 2013 record …Like Clockwork with frontman Josh Homme has keeping busy by working on Eagles of Death Metal’s Zipper Down and Iggy Pop’s recent Post Pop Depression.
But as UltimateGuitar.com notes, Homme is getting the QOTSA gang back together to begin work on their seventh album. Homme confirmed that a new QOTSA record is next on his schedule during a recent episode of the Let There Be Talk podcast, revealing that the “same lineup [is] locked in” for the new record and that they recently met up to talk about what they’re going to do.
…Like Clockwork featured an all-star guest list including Dave Grohl, Mark Lanegan, Trent Reznor, Alex Turner, and Elton John as well as the return of former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri who reunited with the band on record for the first time since 2002’s Songs for the Deaf. But the “same lineup” Homme mentioned in the podcast most likely refers to long time members Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, and Michael Shuman plus drummer Jon Theodore who played with the band on the …Like Clockwork tour.
During QOSTA’s break bassist Michael Shuman has released an album with his side-project Mini Mansions that featured collaborations with Alex Turner and Brian Wilson, while Troy Van Leeuwen has recorded an album with the supergroup Gone Is Gone with Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, Tony Hajjar from At the Drive-In and multi-instrumentalist Mike Zarin.
Dean Fertita has also kept himself busy between gigs with QOTSA working on with Jack White on Lazaretto and The Dead Weather’s latest album, Dodge and Burn. He also teamed up with Homme and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders to work on Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression.