Following his time palling around with Dave Grohl
and John Paul Jones
in Them Crooked Vultures
, Josh Homme
is getting back to leading his primary outfit Queens of the Stone Age
. According to an interview with Rolling Stone
will take his hard rock band into the studio in the fall, following some festival dates in Europe. So what will the next Queens
album sound like?
I have ideas already absolutely. It's all about wiggling hips, Homme
said. The music is gonna go further down that strange and lovely path of [2007's] Era Vulgaris.
The frontman said he hopes to have the new record out by the middle of 2011. In the meantime, Queens of the Stone Age
will re-release their 2000 classic Rated R in a special edition featuring live tracks and b-sides (including covers of Carly Simon
's You're So Vain
and The Kinks Who'll Be the Next in Line?
). The deluxe version comes out August 2.
is also reinvigorating his music label, and home to Desert Sessions
and Eagles of Death Metal
albums, Rekords Rekords
. He wants to release a box set of all the Desert Sessions
records, but first the label will drop Queens
bassist Alain Johannes'
solo debut, Spark
. The album, dedicated to Johannes'
late wife (and Queens
keyboard player) Natasha Schneider
, will be released August 31.
Thanks for the report to Gibson Lifestyle