There have been some very light talking points in the recent months for Queens Of The Stone Age. They did release some special edition vinyl records as well as played at the Taylor Hawkins benefit show, but we have not heard of any upcoming tours or new albums coming out – until now.
In an interview with Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown, Troy Van Leeuwen remained cryptic about the band’s plans, only saying “there’s stuff happening. I can’t really go into what’s happening. We’ll see you sometime out there. There are some shows that are confirmed for next year.”
Later in the same interview, Van Leeuwen is asked about new Queens Of The Stone Age material. Van Leeuwen said “There’s always stuff being kind of tossed around at all times with Queens. There are songs on the last record that [are] five or six years old, so there are songs that are still kicking around with that aesthetic that have been around for 10 years. Sometimes they take their own time to finish. You can’t force them … All I can say is that there are some shows that are booked.”
As of right now, we are still a little in the dark as we only know about one Queens Of The Stone Age live show that is booked for Rock Werchter to be held this July at the Werchter Festivalpark in Belgium. In the meantime, you can check out a handful of vinyl reissues from the band here featuring Villains and …Like Clockwork, as well as their debut self-titled album with the original track sequencing and out-of-print artwork by Frank Kozik.
We will have to see what comes out from the band next, but whatever it may be; it will be something big and we can’t wait to report on it when the time is right.