It’s been a long time between drinks, so to speak, for the Queens of the Stone Age. Their last record Era Vulgaris came out about five years ago, and despite band leader Josh Homme predicting that their sixth studio album would be released by the end of 2011, fans are still awaiting and anticipating the currently unfinished, untitled LP.
However, a new glimmer of hope has arisen to excite no fewer then 45,495 patient QOTSA fans with the band posting a Facebook status about 6 hours ago that simply reads ‘Recording’.
As reported by Music Feeds at the beginning of 2011, Homme told Zane Lowe of BBC that with the new QOTSA record the songwriter was trying to reconnect with his passion for music.
“It’s been so long since I’ve been able to just enjoy playing without any sort of modicum of pressure, and I like to take it back to that,” Homme told Lowe, “I think the key, really, is to sort of be in love. For me, it’s all about the love. I need to be in love with the music, and sometimes you need to take some time away to appreciate what it is.”
NME also noted that band’s guitarist Dean Fertita said the upcoming record is more of a collaborative effort then past releases.
“We’ve got so many ideas started already… I guess we’ll see what turns out to be everybody’s favourite. 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,” said Fertita.
Here’s hoping fans can soon read a Queens of the Stone Age update that reads along the lines of ‘Releasing’…