Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age has confirmed that the band’s much-anticipated sixth album will be forthcoming later this year.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1 (via Spinner), Homme said “We’re going to take our one last break that we would get for a month, come back and do Glastonbury, then immediately jump in the studio. Our record will be done by the end of the year. We have enough songs.”
They are due to start recording in June, while Homme described the new album, as yet untitled, by saying, “We’re at a weird moment where we really don’t feel like we have anything to prove… We just want to play to the people that are into us and we want to play right at them.”
Homme gave the interview before performing the entirety of their 1998 self-titled debut album at London’s Roundhouse. He said of the special show, “I’m not gonna lie: I’m sick of doing the first record. We’ve never played the same setlist before. But then we’re playing really deep cuts [after the album performance] because it just feels like a special night. We’re playing really small places.”
As reported, Homme has also recently found time to remix the Grinderman song, Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man.