August 21, 2012


Queens of the Stone Age Taking Sweet Time Recording 6th Album

Shirlaine Forrest
Shirlaine Forrest

Josh Homme's stoner desert rock ensemble Queens of the Stone Age are still at work on their sixth album, according to a recent post on their Facebook that NME reported. While their songs may sometimes be extended sludge jams, their Facebook updates are refreshingly brief: “Recording” is all this one said, and it quickly received thousands of likes and messages.

Of course, this is the same album they've been working on since May 2011, which is almost years ago. NME reported then that the album would be done by the end of 2011.

"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," Homme told NME then.  "Our record will be done by the end of the year. We have enough songs." 

But then it wasn't until December that QOTSA actually got around to recording. Said Homme on Facebook:

"Locked away in the desert. & sh-t yeah. it. sounds. f--kin. Killer."

But here we are, nine months later, and they're still recording. Which makes us wonder: is this QOTSTA's Smile?  Or is it their Detox?