Queens Of The Stone Age recently announced that they were going to be completely re-mastering and re-releasing their critically acclaimed, self-titled first album. It was also revealed that the band, in order to promote the re-issuing of the record, would be playing the entire album live for several performances this spring.
The group is also making progress with their upcoming release, and according to what founding member Josh Homme told Exclaim.ca, working with their debut album has had an impact on the writing process.
"We had these obligations because I was re-releasing the first record, going to Australia and doing some other stuff. And we started trying to play the first record note-perfect. And, honestly, that started to re-inspire me," said Homme. "It just took me back for a second where I had a chance to remember where I was when I first started doing this."
While it looks like the writing itself is already underway, it seems we could all still be waiting for a while as Homme says the band has decided to take things slow:
"We've already started to write. The first record rehearsals are starting to sort of be like gravy over the top of what we're doing. It's sort of permeating what we're doing now. It's very simple and repetitive and has a very sort of bluesy, trance-like quality. Like, it's in no f*cking hurry, you know? And I think that's almost like the mantra right now, don't feel the pressure to be in a hurry."