Queen Of The Stone Age Busy With New Album

Queens Of The Stone Age have nearly completed their new album, and even found time to record a Bob Dylan cover. Listen to it here.

Queen Of The Stone Age Busy With New Album
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Queens Of The Stone Age have sent an update from the studio to say how pleased they are with progress on their new album. "The Queens are deep into making the new album. Locked away in the desert," the update said, adding: "It. Sounds. F--kin. Killer." The band entered the studio shortly after a June appearance at Glastonbury Festival to work on a followup to 2007's "Era Vulgaris". Frontman Josh Homme originally planned to complete the album by the end of the year, but he won't rush for anyone. "We're at a weird moment where we really don't feel like we have anything to prove," he told the BBC in May (via Spinner). "We just want to play to the people that are into us and we want to play right at them." Describing the songwriting process for the new album, guitarist Dean Fertita said: "It's very much still Homme's band, but I think all of us really feel like we've found our space in it and can contribute to it as well." Those riff-heavy QOTSA albums can never come soon enough, but the band did manage to find time to record a song for a 4-disc Bob Dylan cover compilation. "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan" will raise money for Amnesty International and includes contributions from the likes of Tom Morello, My Morning Jacket, Adele, Joe Perry and Dave Matthews Band. You can buy it here. Listen to the QOTSA version of "Outlaw Blues" right here, thanks to Antiquiet.

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    BassFishin
    (in my opinion There has yet to be a bad Queens album. There has yet to even be a mediocre Queens album. Them Crooked Vultures was really cool. Ergo, this will be AWESOME.
    mnf50
    callumbloodpuke wrote: i hope Dave Grohl shows at somepoint. i'm looking forward to this, none the less.
    Nah I've become a huge fan of Joey Castillo since Dave's departure.
    Amuro Jay
    tonello wrote: callumbloodpuke wrote: i hope Dave Grohl shows at somepoint. i'm looking forward to this, none the less. I lost respect for Dave Grohl after he was in the Muppets movie.
    I lost respect for you when you said that. The Gorhl does as The Gorhl pleases.
    frankv
    Dave is in the Muppets movie? I was already planning on it but now I MUST see it! Love me some QotSA and I'm sure this'll be rad.
    callumbloodpuke
    mnf50 wrote: Nah I've become a huge fan of Joey Castillo since Dave's departure.
    same here, but it would still be interesting to have a few guest appearences
    mnf50
    BLATANTLY COPIED FROM NME. Fucking great news to hear though.
    biff022
    Thumper! wrote: Joey Castillo plays way too fast and light. I just think nobody compares to Dave when it comes to drums though. Besides that, this is great news. We need some songs as amazing as No One Knows and Little Sister, simple yet amazing riffs.
    I had issues with him too until the last tour where they played the first album in it's entirety. He was way better than I've heard him. Noticed it immediately in Regular John much more swing and hitting way harder. Like he finally can relax back there.
    Thumper!
    Joey Castillo plays way too fast and light. I just think nobody compares to Dave when it comes to drums though. Besides that, this is great news. We need some songs as amazing as No One Knows and Little Sister, simple yet amazing riffs.
    Mcjimmy
    tonello wrote: callumbloodpuke wrote: i hope Dave Grohl shows at somepoint. i'm looking forward to this, none the less. I lost respect for Dave Grohl after he was in the Muppets movie.
    I bet you're one of those Fox news presenters who said the Muppets film is communist propaganda.
    Root Beer
    Very excited for this. I'm glad they're pleased with it; that's what's most important. Take your time, don't rush anything.
    slaveskinJACKET
    I take that back. The song was even better than the sweaters. ...best thing I've heard from them since Songs For The Deaf. I like the simulated fade-out at the end, too. Good shit.
    tonello
    callumbloodpuke wrote: i hope Dave Grohl shows at somepoint. i'm looking forward to this, none the less.
    I lost respect for Dave Grohl after he was in the Muppets movie.