QUEENS of the Stone Age to release new album in 2017.
The news has been leaked by Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, who recently formed the band Gone Is Gone with QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen. Sanders was asked how he and his bandmates juggle their various projects, and he let it slip that QOTSA have a new album coming this year.
“I like to think none of us needs this band, but we all really want this band. When that’s the mentality, this is special to the four of us,” Sanders explained in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Otherwise, we wouldn’t dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band. For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year. We’ve all been extremely busy writing and recording, and we’re about to get super busy touring the world. So I believe we’re all fulfilled to a certain degree with all we have going on.”
Josh Homme confirmed last year that the same line-up was locked in for the next release.