Dean Delray, a friend of Queens of the Stone Age, offered a huge update on the band’s new album on a new Let There Be Talk podcast. Mark Lanegan was the featured guest on the episode.
During the interview Delray asked Lanegan (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar):
“Did you sing on the new Queens at all or no?”
After Mark said “I did not,” Dean noted: “Have you heard it? I know they just finished, I’m dying to hear it.”
Dave Grohl and Josh Homme appeared in a photograph together on a now deleted Instagram post from Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes last month. Hughes posted a photo of himself, Grohl, and Homme in what appears to be a studio. Grohl and Homme have played together in Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures, while Homme and Hughes play together in Eagles of Death Metal. It appears clear now with the latest news that Grohl was in the studio with Queens of the Stone Age.
Queens of the Stone Age made an Instagram post about President Donald Trump in January.
“This man is a shallow, inept, multi-bankrupt declaring, narcissistic, narrow minded, out of touch, objectifying, barf inducing, fascist, clown penis… who also happens to be re-stup-redicu-lame,” wrote QOTSA on Instagram. The band’s post concluded with a quote from political theorist Edmund Burke, who is viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism: ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'”
Queens of the Stone Age rarely discuss politics, but frontman Josh Homme’s Eagles of Death Metal bandmate Jesse Hughes discussed it in a March 2016 interview on the Fox Business Channel.
“I love my friends, and I hate that if you even want to say the word Trump, you can’t say the word Trump.” Hughes added that he wouldn’t say he’s a Donald Trump supporter, despite media reports, but he had critical words for the Democratic party. “I’ve never felt like this before, but I’m starting to see the entire Democratic party as a bunch of kids who didn’t want to clean their room, and have let them amplify into real life like this. They’re always telling everybody they’re not going to clean their room.
“I saw a bumper sticker the other day here in Los Angeles this disturbed me, it said: ‘Not a Republican.’ That to me sums up what is wrong with the modern Democratic party and why I left it so many years ago, as does anyone else who isn’t lying, it’s because that’s how they identify themselves, by what they’re not.”