Queens of the Stone Age haven’t released an album since 2013’s …Like Clockwork, but that’s all going to change soon! The premier rock band is working on a new album to be released this year, if we’re to believe Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, who is part of a side project called Gone is Gone with QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Sanders spoke about his affection for the new band Gone is Gone despite each members’ busy schedule elsewhere. “I like to think none of us needs this band, but we all really want this band. When that’s the mentality, this is special to the four of us, otherwise, we wouldn’t dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band.” He continues, “For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year. We’ve all been extremely busy writing and recording, and we’re about to get super busy touring the world. So I believe we’re all fulfilled to a certain degree with all we have going on.”
So there you have it… Queens of the Stone Age has a new record coming out this year. Though there aren’t any specific indications of a timeline for a new release, both Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen have said that making a new QOTSA album is a priority of their upcoming agendas, so hopefully we can look forward to new music soon!