Frontman Josh Homme was asked by NME on why QOTSA's upcoming album "Villains" features zero guest appearances, to which he replied:
"One of the coolest parts about all this is being able to pop up like a Whack-a-Mole in the spot that you don't expect it. So whack away.
"We're fortunate enough to have a sound that's our own but on the seventh record if you just hang with that same thing you become a parody of yourself, like a cartoon character.
"I think what was most important to me was that we hold on to what's important and let everything else go, because you can really only control one thing and that’s letting go.
"It just felt like, 'Who are we now?' And finding that was what it felt like we needed to do on our seventh record - Jesus, that's a lot of fricking records.
"The first thing you ask yourself is, 'It's your seventh record - who cares?!' When you're making it you need to find that reason for yourself."
"Villains" is due out on August 25, you can check out "The Way You Used to Do" lead single below.