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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will release its sixth studio album, “…Like Clockwork”, this June on Matador Recorda, which is part of Beggars Group, the largest independent label group in the world. Described byQUEENS principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” “…Like Clockwork” is the band’s first full-length collection of all-new material since 2007’s “Era Vulgaris”, as well as the group’s debut release on new label partner Matador. The group was previously signed toInterscope.
“…Like Clockwork” will be supported by an extensive world tour, markingQUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s return to the stage for the first time since the limited dates that commemorated the 2011 re-release of the band’s self-titled 1998 debut.
“…Like Clockwork” was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA and recorded by Mark Rankin at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California. The CD includes drums by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA), Joey Castillo and Jon Theodore, and guest appearances by Sir Elton John,Trent Reznor (NINE INCH NAILS), Mark Lanegan (SCREAMING TREES), ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri, Jake Shears (THE SCISSOR SISTERS), James Lavelle and Alex Turner.
The official QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE web site has been updated to include the new artwork below and a series of sound snippets that are presumably taken from the forthcoming CD.
To hear the audio samples, visit the QOTSA site, click the image, hit refresh and repeat.
Grohl recently confirmed that he will not be part of the QUEENS touring lineup. Grohl played drums on the QUEENS‘ 2002 album, “Songs For The Deaf”, and did go on a short club tour with the group before returning to active duty with the FOOS — who took QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE out as support.
Grohl stepped in for the recording sessions after the group parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Castillo.
“Era Vulgaris” came out in June 2007 and entered the Billboard chart at No. 14.