QOTSA Post Third Cryptic Letter

Another teaser letter from Queens Of The Stone Age has been released, offering new clues to the album concept and title.

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Queens Of The Stone Age have written a third cryptic teaser letter to promote their long-awaited new album.

The first two letters were posted to Mojo and Uncut magazines, and hints at how personal struggles over the past year have become songs on the album.

The new letter was posted to Kerrang magazine and continues the clock theme, where each clock face appears to be set to 9 o'clock, and reiterates the sentiment on previous letters:

"The songs [on this record] are a real time document of the manic ups and downs of the last year. It can't always run like clockwork. So rather than control the direction of the recordings, we decided to ride shotgun on our emotional bandwagon.

"We embraced our evil, held the horrible, licked the lunacy and blew the beautiful. As a result, we're on cloud 9."

Eagle-eyed fans who have been following the letters will notice there's a new line to add to the cryptic hidden message which has slowly been unravelled:

"A stitch in time will save you 9, but... if you find... some things you can't fix so..."

Any guesses on where this is going, or what the album might be called? Share your theories in the comments.

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    I haven't slept in two weeks. All I do is wait for these letters.
    I'm waiting for the ****ing album. I wish they'd stop hyping it up and just release the damn thing.
    Yeah, why skip sleep and wait for letters when you can make $86 an hour on the internet?
    Come to think of it, anyone find out how these spam ads get on UG all the time? Are people getting free shit from this? Or is it just free downvotes?
    I cant write anymore..... Cause my arm's been severed
    I think the letters are out of order... It makes more sense if you arrange it like this: "A stitch in time will save you 9, but some things you can't fix, so if you find..." I'm guessing these are the lyrics to a song.
    I feel like QOTSA and Tool have been working together this entire time, for one huge mega album, that will blow the minds of every single human being on the planet. Josh Homme was in the scooter accident!
    You do know Josh was in a motor bike accident just a few months back? Haha. For real.
    Woah, you're setting your hopes way too low there. It's obviously going to be a QOTSA/Tool/Alice in Chains triple album.
    Alice In Chains haven't been too mysterious about their new album though. It's sometime this year. Rage Against the Machine has been the real mystery and certianly there are ties between RAtM and Tool, so QOTSA/Tool/RAtM triple album makes the most sense.
    That's part of the plan. It's actually a five-disc album QOTSA/Tool/Ratm/Alice In Chains/Michael Jackson Resurrected.
    I love it when bands do sh*t like this. Makes things more interesting. But this album better be hella good.
    There's actually another letter that was sent to NME back in January. Which confuses me as to why it's coming out now.
    At this point, if this sucker isn't the album of the decade I'll be a bit disappointed.
    There's some writing under the thumb joint, can anyone decipher it?
    5 watches are obvious... Who else noticed the 999 above the top watch on the left side?! Hmmmmm
    Anyone else notice that there are 5 watches? could this be a clue or is it just a distraction?
    If the record is as awesome as these letters are weird then this record will be very awesome.
    This kinda makes sense i took all the messsages underlined in between 3 dots and all the messages not underlined in between 3 dots reads like this: A stitch in time will save you but if you find some things you cant fix so(underlined) What? gotta go the therapist says our time is up. Will you come pick us up at the bus station. (not underlined)
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