Josh Homme Hints That Another QOTSA Album Might Arrive Sooner Than We Think

"I think six years is far too long..." the frontman says.

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Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age has hinted that new band's record might arrive sooner that we think.

Being interviewed by The Skinny, frontman referred to the dark before the dawn of Iggy Pop's first two "Berlin period" solo albums, written, recorded and released in swift succession within the same year.

"Part of me thinks it would be great if this was the point-counterpoint that 'The Idiot' and 'Lust for Life' are, y'know?" says Homme. "I love those records so much; they came out in a quick period of time. 'The Idiot' is very dark and 'Lust for Life' is sorta like 'Tah-daaah!' I would love to answer this album with a 'Tah-dah!' at some point.

"I think six years is far too long..." he concluded.

The band has recently released their sixth high anticipated record "...Like Clockwork," featuring a plenty of guest appearances including Sir Elton John, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and ex-QOTSA's Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri and Joey Castillo among others.

The band is currently preparing to start their "epic world tour," which includes the band's perfromances at iTunes Festival in London, Jay-Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia and Lollapalooza in Chicago among others.

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    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Quality over Quantity, Megadeth I'm looking in your direction.
    Darrenmce
    A new album next year would be amazing!
    TryTheKetchup
    Not sure... Well, if they have a lot of material been made in period between Era and Clockwork, it might be okay, but if we talk about something brand new, it think they should wait for a while.
    spyder52
    So first album they made very public, all over the place... then boom a month later they hit us with more shit, and all of us are like 'what?', 'where?' and shit hits the fan for all QOTSA fans
    millarso
    I didn't think this poor guy meant that the music was shit. He just wields the word shit too frequently as a replacement noun.
    jpcl
    The only person made out of excrement here that's throwing shit at others is you.
    Kinths
    The final twist in the Like Clockwork riddle is that they actually recorded two albums... A man can dream!
    Suitemike
    I feel like that would be a good thing. The new album, even though I love it, doesn't have those big, huge, bare-bones garage rock songs like "Song for the Dead" or "3's and 7's" made purely to kick your ass. And a complete and change of tone would be cool too, like he said it'd be awesome to have some ta-dah. I think they could get away with that with just maybe half a full length record instead of a full release, as a sort of palette cleanser. And to be clear, I really love ...Like Clockwork, I just wished there were more songs that made you want to grab a guitar and learn the riffs.
    Kinths
    If felt that way originally, but that is kind of the genius of Like Clockwork. There is so many different parts to listen to that all stick out really well that it feels that there isn't a whole lot of cool riffs because your are too busy listening to the other parts. But after a while of listening to the album you slowly start noticing them. I sat by the ocean, If I had a tail, Smooth sailing and Fair Weather friends stand out as good examples of fun to play and awesome sounding guitar riffs.
    Suitemike
    I get what you're saying and you are right, when I bought the album I just drove around town for an hour listening to it track by track and it was an experience, I remember when I first heard Songs for the Deaf and I just drove around skipping songs and getting to the heavy ones and kinda ignoring the softer ones, (I can't now though, that album is a masterpiece) but now I can't just skip around willy-nilly on ...Like Clockwork because each song plays into the next so well.
    Fred Bob
    'I appear missing' is brilliant, especially the crooning that plays the song out. Ill admit Im a fanboy (and with good reason!!) but I dont think they will ever really fit a straight mould. they are overhyped (which people get confused with over rated) and alot of people say they like them and have only heard 'Go with the flow'. On the other hand, their latter albums dont get the credit that they deserve or the time that they require. ...Like clockwork is not an album I would recommend to everyone, it has catchy songs and a poppy sheen but with the Queens there is a sense of unease too. Like 'Smooth Sailing' the way he sings its like this really cocky character but in the context of the album the guy doesnt realise that its going to be anything but smooth sailing... like clockwork the song itself, is making it to the other side and having learned some hard lessons... that maybe you cant depend on the idea that things will come around again but that you have to start again with new possibilities but no guarantees.... Most people that listen to this album based on the reviews will be like 'nick oliveri's back!' 'Dave's on drums!' 'Ow Elton's playing?'... forget all that interference... Forget the context and listen to the album, you may just get your teeth into the nuances and really get some inspired.
    TryTheKetchup
    Actually the person telling everyone they have a poor taste in music listens to the worst sh*t in the whole wide f**king world in most occasions. Think about it.
    robo37
    Hey, I still disagree with him and think he is really overlooking this band's appeal here, but... Porcupine Tree>Linkin Park
    TryTheKetchup
    LOL what was the reason of comparing LP with PT? I also admit that, but it's not the point.
    robo37
    "Actually the person telling everyone they have a poor taste in music listens to the worst sh*t in the whole wide f**king world in most occasions."
    LeperDog
    you're the only one getting worked-up and bossy around here. I think you oughtta think about it more than anyone else has to think about anything else.
    TryTheKetchup
    I think we found another smartest guy here. Or just a man havis SO nothing to do, so he's sitting here and trying to figure out EVERYTHING
    LeperDog
    Well good for you! And just so you're so interested, it's the weekend in this part of the world and though I don't feel the need to figure out everything, your cheap attitude really doesn't make me ponder over what kinda house you were brought up in
    daken_1
    Yeah I think I can wait a few more years for a quality album. Like Clockwork took too long (I understand why though) and was almost killed by the hype. Still an killer album though, and it would be awesome to see where they go from there.
    howyjr
    An upbeat album with more songs like "My God Is The Sun" would surely satisfy
    LeperDog
    Compared to your taste, which you're implying is excellent just because you like QOTSA?
    sweenster
    I think Josh Homme realized how ****ing overrated he is/his band is/his music is, so now he's just going to keep releasing as many ****ing albums as possible because he knows all you fanboys will keep drooling over everything he puts out. If you haven't guessed by now I don't find a single song off the new album worth a second listen.
    third(-)eye
    And now we can see here, the QOTSA haters in their natural habitat. These amazing creatures come out every Wednesday morning to graze on fresh opinions with which they disagree, and then play in the field, touting their musical intellects. I'm going to move in with a Porcupine Tree record to see if I can get a better look.
    robo37
    That's because songs like I Appear Missing and Smooth Sailing aren't supposed to be listened to just once.
    BradTheBluefish
    If the next album can be more mainstream... that'd be great
    robo37
    I thought you must have been joking, but I see you've made a Kesha tab, so I guess you must have been serious... *shudder*
    Fjagi
    christ hopefully not. The new album is bad as it is already, don't need more of that utter garbage filling up the music industry. We've got enough of them poser-wanna-be-rockstars already.
    maniac-stevo
    Leave.
    LeperDog
    Why?
    millarso
    Why would you defend this guy? I know you made some comments about how you don't like them, which is fine, but this guy is just being a tool about it. "Utter garbage"? "Poser-wanna-be-rock-stars"? That crap is just uncalled for.
    LeperDog
    I'm not defending the guy or his opinion. I don't agree with what he said. But I support the fact that he has an opinion and he shared. Just because it doesnt fall in line with what you guys think doesnt make it wrong. You can downvote it as much as you want to, that would be fine. But giving him or me or anyone else a ton of crap and lecturing us over how we should behave/react/comment on posts of artists loved by the majority of you is wrong on many levels. He has an opinion, so what?
    solidrevolver19
    You are either a loser metal elitist loner or a washed up classic rock virgin snob.
    LeperDog
    Just cuz he/she disagrees with you guys?
    TryTheKetchup
    No, because no one likes pretentions guys who imagine they are the greatest experts in music.
    LeperDog
    Dude, you're the one who's sounding like one now.
    Kueller917
    In his defense you can share an opinion without referring to calling them "poser-wanna-be-rockstars". Actually I'm not even the biggest QOTSA fan (loved LC though) but they're pretty much rock through and through.
    LeperDog
    Arite so he oughtta be careful choosing his words against QOTSA like its some kinda massive blasphemy, and this TryTheKetchup fella can go on to say "...No, because no one likes pretentions guys who imagine they are the greatest experts in music." and that qualifies? That seems pretty outta line, don't you think? I mean, they guy has to watch his mouth regarding QOTSA or he'll be called a pretentious guy who thinks he's an expert in music by a guy who apparently doesn't know how to keep his cool in an argument? Hah!
    J72826
    Hohohooooo this Leperdog's on a freaking ROLL right here. Goddamn, this guy has ARGUMENTS and EVERYTHING! Personally I support fjagi's opinion. Latest QotSA-album doesn't even sound QotSA to me, the album just sounds "I'm Josh Homme this is MY music". To each his own. BUT we're on Ultimate Guitar here where everyone has to hold in place their comfortable little bubble and as soon as anyone even says "meh, newest didn't do it for me" they go all raging. Happens to a lot of people with little to no identity. They have to fill it up with music. Ergo, you don't like their music, YOU INSULT THEM!!!! Sad. Personally I don't care what anyone else thinks about the QotSA album, as should these people think about my opinion, but, as said, have to fill up the gaping holes in their identity with music taste. Sigh.
    Kueller917
    No, it has nothing to do with keeping words against QOTSA. I'm saying that having an opinion doesn't make an excuse for acting *****-ish in your posts. Whether it be Bieber or Led Zeppelin you can still discuss in a way that doesn't resort to empty controversy and stuck up attitude. That just leads to more heated arguments which will most likely do nothing to contribute to discussion on the topic (these comments are a perfect example). I also never approved of the reply. When did I even imply that? Someone else making a stuck up post after yours doesn't justify your original post, that would be silly. What someone replied to was irrelevant to what I was saying. But in general, I will say that if you act like an ass online you shouldn't complain when someone might cross the line and do the same thing to you. Doesn't make either better but it's more likely to happen. tl;dr Don't be a prick online. It accomplishes nothing.
    LeperDog
    You're the one acting like a prick dude, lecturing me and others on how to behave online. I don't believe it's your domain or responsibility. If we stray from the argument, we've lost our purpose entirely.
    Kueller917
    Well I'm trying to clarify, sorry if I came across like that. It's not really QOTSA fanboys going at it as I have seen plenty of negative comments about it. Wording does provoke people. Funny how you got dragged into it when you didn't even write the post that started it all. But yeah, I'll just withdraw from this.
    little_boy
    QOTSA are "wannabe" rockstars? Are you high? They are some of the biggest rockstars in the last decade or two. It's kinda hard to be more of a rockstar than Josh Homme.
    robo37
    You probably just heard My God is the Sun and asumed the whole album to be like that. Not the case. Not the case at all.
    LeperDog
    Meh.
    RegularMexicola
    What a fantastically informative comment which contributes ever so much to the UG readers and gives us an excellent insight as to your shitty opinion.
    LeperDog
    Like I said dude, QOTSA is not my thing, not atleast for the while. And what you think about my comment/opinion or however shitty or helpful you consider it to be doesn't affect me one bit. I just spoke my mind and have had a healthy debate with a few people who came up with decent arguments. So keep hating; it doesn't change the fact that I'm not too thrilled by this news.
    RegularMexicola
    Then why did you take the effort to click on the article and comment on how you don't care for QOTSA? It's just pointless for the sake of pointlessness. If you don't like QOTSA, why bother looking at an article about the band? I'm sure you have much better things to do with your life than to express your dislike for a band. And if you wanted to contribute to discussions, I'm pretty sure you could've done better than "meh". If you had instead said "I don't really get this whole hype around QOTSA. It just isn't for me, I guess", I guarantee you that you would have had a warmer reception. Honestly, with that comment you came across to me as massively obnoxious and impressively dickish. Seriously, you're entitled to your opinion, but why bother on a QOTSA article? There just isn't any point.
    LeperDog
    a) Please refer to my earlier comments for the first part of your question. b) I didn't do this to get any kind lf response from you, warm or not it doesn't realt hurt my feelings. c) If your issue is against the my choice of words, I don't think you should be bothered about it as it perfectly delivers my message of not being amused by the news after hearing the new album. d) If you do realize I'm entitled to my opinion, which I believe is the whole point of commenting on things, I don't think there exists any reason for you to ponder why I would think this way. Your opinion on this band is of no concern to me pr to anyone on this website other than yourself. So if you wanna turn this into a class of poor choice of words to show less enthusiasm on an article, you're barking up the wrong tree. Hope this clarifies. Cheers!
    Braykah
    There, there, I understand that it's hard to be open minded when all you listen to is prog and post-metal.
    lithium_boy
    *facepalm* dude, QOTSA are my favorite band of all time and I play in a prog metal band. trust me your really barking up the wrong tree on that open minded thing....
    LeperDog
    Not really about being open-minded or listening to prog, it's more about personal preference. I don't like QOTSA or their sound and am not thrilled by this news. Is disagreeing with 90 percent of you guys too much of a big deal?
    edgeyyz
    If a band you aren't going to listen to is releasing a new album, what's the point in complaining?
    LeperDog
    What makes you say I won't listen to it? I wouldn't comment if I hadn't listened to every single album they've released so far. I have, and I will listen to the next one when it comes out just to figure out why they get all the hype from people like you and why a single comment against them makes people like everyone here lose their minds.
    edgeyyz
    Well then I'll change my question: What is the point in listening to a band that you don't like, just to see why other people do? Normally, when someone doesn't like a band but a lot of other people do, they simply move on. I don't like Megadeth but that doesn't mean that I waste my time listening to all of their releases just to see why someone might like them. And it's not a matter of people "losing their minds," only two people commented on your original post, which, in most people's opinions, was an unconstructive and pointless comment.
    LeperDog
    See, you're missing the entire point here. You like QOTSA and I'm happy for you. I just listened to all of their stuff to figure out what was so special about them. Just how I got into Tool. A lotta people sang their praises and hinestly, I couldn't digest Aenema when I listened to it for the first time. But once I payed attention and gave them a shot, I loved them! It's one of my top-favorite and most covered bands, and I have a ton of respect for them. Now, Foo Fighters is one such band, and I don't like them one bit. But when they put out a new album I'll definitely listen to it not to complain on an article related to them, but to figure out what makes people crazy about them and what aspect of them people actually like. And my comments will only be based on what I feel about them. So just because someone has a different opinion than you doesn't make them a moron, everyone is entitled to theirs (you may not like Tool and that's cool). you may not do that for Megadeth, but I do it. Doesn't essentially make me wrong because I differ from you. again, what you said in your comment was your perspective and what I commented was mine. What other people think about my comment is none of my business, I just spoke my mind like everyone else.
    third(-)eye
    From reading your comments, I can see that you have a very particular niche you like your music to fall into, which is fine, but don't go calling other artists who don't fit that bill "overrated". Just because you're not into the style doesn't make them inferior. Just means it's not your thing. I love both Tool and QOTSA, for very different reasons. But they're both great and deserving of attention in their own right.
    LeperDog
    you're absolutely correct bro, I'm very particular about who or what I like. Trust me, all the albums I listen to have to go through a lotta scrutiny before they make it to mi iPod. But I believe that shouldn't be of any interest to you, just like who I think is over-rated and who isn't. You like QOTSA? Great! I hope they release 7 more albums in the next three years so people like yourself should be happy, and I hope they're really good just so they can add me and many others like me who don't dig em that much to their evergrowing list of fans. Judging by what I've heard on "...Like Clockwork" and previous records, I'm not too excited about this one coming out, so "meh". However, I will give it a listen and I hope I'll achieve something/learn from it. But that's just my opinion for now, and I respect yours. Cheers!
    BealeStBlues
    It took me a LONG time to get into QOTSA. Like a very long time but now i'm hooked and love the new album. I can definitely see why someone wouldn't like them but hope they do come out with 7 more albums!
    Brandon1993
    I like Prog AND Post-Metal. I don't see how liking either of those makes someone close minded.
    MrDawson
    What's the use of this comment? This is not a personal opinion, a personal opinion would be "Meh, I'm not too fond of [any part of the Qotsa sound], so I guess this is not exciting news". That way you encourage discussion. Leaving a turd on the forum like a troll, hoping someone will call you on it so you can show your mad argumentation skillz you probably picked off at political science 101, is not expressing an opinion. Especially since you don't really seem cheap with your words. If I didn't think it was pathetic, I'd wonder if the other trolls (fjagi and sweenster) very recentely registered, weren't created to provide you with a soap box. But, it's the internet, you never know after all.
    LeperDog
    Again, you like many other here are straying away from discussion and lecturing me on my choice of words. You shouldn't be bothered about how I say stuff, this isn't English literature 101. Doesn't really bother me how my words rub you, neither does your perception of them. What really disappoints me is the fact that this conversation has strayed away sooooo much from QOTSA being a decent band in my opinion. It has turned into why I used "meh" instead of, as you said, "Meh, I'm not too fond of [any part of the Qotsa sound], so I guess this is not exciting news". That shouldn't be of any interest to you a song as my comment has registered the thought in your head that I'm not thrilled by the news and won't be looking forward to it. This is not a forum to show mad argumentation, good sir. This isn't even mad argumentation. This is defending my right to present my opinion and has now turned into an argument against your condescending nature.
    MrDawson
    If you didn't get it the first time, I'll be clearer: "meh" isn't an opinion, so stop hiding behind this. I couldn't care less if your not excited, hell I'm not excited, but at least do it properly and stop trolling.
    LeperDog
    Again with the lecturing! Stop being so bent over trying to convince me what I said was wrong. It shouldn't bother you. I'm not hiding behind my comment, you're uselessly and pointlessly bringing it up. I don't need classes on what to comment and how to comment, that's not what this forum is for.
    GuitardudeDK
    When QOTSA recently shared a review of ... Like Clockwork, this comment was attached to it: From the NY Times.. See you this week NYC... Keep Your Eyes Peeled..you never know what you don't already know. That last bit sorta made me consider a 2nd album release aswell.
    Cardbored
    Hasn't Like Clockwork's release date been delayed several times? What's to say it won't happen again?
    negativefx
    I think that it's pretty safe to say it won't get delayed again... it was released on Monday.
    Archer023
    Uhh... it came out yesterday, man. Edit: Unless you were referring to the proposed new album, in which case ignore that.
    Cardbored
    In the second sentence I was referring to the next album, not Like Clockwork. Sorry for that haha.
    AdriAn934
    I think it's also worth noting that THE ALBUM LEAF, or James LaVelle helped write the song ...Like Clockwork. Just another guest musician to add to the roster. I know that was a pleasant surprise for me when I found out, especially since he had just done a project with Mark Kozelek