Queens of the Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme recently discussed his artistic approach, dubbing it highly introspective and expressing desire for the band's lineups to last longer. "Music is a very selfish process," Josh told Standard. "You have to do it for yourself, or that’s how I interpret it. And I was sick of myself. I kind of wished I could get the hell away from me." Discussing the band's changing personnel and turbulent relationships, Homme noted that "artistic relationships don't last. I want them to but I don't expect them to," he added, along with a fruit comparison. "They're like an orange. You get all the juice you can and you don't sit there holding the rind for the rest of your life. I expect them to have an ending point. When they do last a long time I just think, God, how big is this orange!" The frontman further elaborated QOTSA hierarchy. "We all decide what direction to go in," he said. "But then someone has to hold the wheel and drive, someone else has to read the map - those roles are necessary. Where the friction comes from is when someone wants to switch roles and they won't admit it." In somewhat related news, the band presented their signature series of Christmas sweaters as two distinctive designs surfaced via official online store. You can check them out here. QOTSA unveiled their latest studio effort "...Like Clockwork" on June 4 via Matador Records, scoring a No. 1 debut on the US Billboard 200 chart.
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