Queens of the Stone Age frontman and drummer for garage rock outfit Eagles of Death Metal, Josh Homme has confirmed that the latter project, fronted by moustachioed friend Jesse Hughes, have begun work on a follow-up to 2008’s Heart On, to which Hughes alluded in a March interview.
“I’ve actually been in the studio with Eagles Of Death Metal,” Homme told theMusic. When asked how many tracks have been recorded, Homme said, “To be honest I don’t know. But I think it’s six, but it might be the letter ‘L’…” when pressed to clarify, Homme said, “I think it’s about six by now.”
Though it’s not clear when fans will get to hear the new material. “Yeah, we’re just kinda working at a reasonable, sort of casual pace,” said Homme. “We’ve got wandering and ambling down to a science.” Homme is currently touring with QOTSA, who will soon be heading Down Under.
Last year, Hughes revealed that the pair had plans for a new EODM album, telling Consequence Of Sound’s Rock It Out! Blog that the band would be hitting the studio “in the next few weeks or so.” “I always like to be really prepared… so I write all the music way, way in advance,” he said.
Hughes was similarly aloof about a release date, saying, “I don’t want it to come out until it’s perfect, but that’s when it will be coming out, because you know, duh.” Eagles of Death Metal will soon be in the country as part of Soundwave 2014, with no word yet on if Homme will be in the lineup.