Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has confirmed that he is finished doing extensive touring in a new Los Angeles Times interview, and that QOTSA will no longer do the album release and world tour cycle, though he didn’t specify how the band will work when their hiatus ends. Dave Grohl revealed how he was disrespected by a girl with Josh Homme last month.
“After the last Queens tour, I needed to take a break. I don’t think that style of putting out 10 more songs and touring for two years, I could ever do again like that.” Homme said he’s been toying with writing film soundtracks, much like Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor. He proclaimed, “So I was like, ‘I’m going to sit and watch.’”
Fans had many different interpretations of Homme’s quote on the QOTSA Reddit.
jetboyjetgirlmonster posted, “I feel like he’s probably referencing the ‘touring for 2 years’ part moreso than the ’10 songs’ part but we will see.”
Dave Grohl’s awful Queens of the Stone Age paycheck was recently revealed. brokenwolf said, “They always tour way over a year after each Queens album and I dont blame him for taking a serious break. What he should do is just tour for half a year or so. Thats what Jack White does. There’s no need to tour that long.”
King-Shit_of_F***_Mt wrote, “There’s an interview on YouTube from 2007 for a radio station with just Troy and Josh on a stage, and even back then he was questioning the album format and taking big tours.
He talked about wanting to release an EP’s worth of material and touring specific regions, then taking a break for a few months and doing it again. He also talked about multimedia stuff like creating a series of animated videos, which they did for Like Clockwork.”
Homme also discussed working with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons on the new Desert Sessions albums, and why he sees it as his legacy. A Scott Weiland collaboration with a Queens of the Stone Age member also recently leaked.
“If I can reframe Billy Gibbons in a way that he’s comfortable with, can I reframe myself someday?” he says. “This is something that could outlast everything else I do because it’s not really me — it’s me being myself with other people being themselves. It’s not responsible to one person. I’m inviting people, but what it sounds like is not anyone’s fault. It’s everyone’s fault.”
You can read the full interview at the Los Angeles Times.