Band discuss recording secrets with UK comedian Matt Berry
Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled a new mockumentary titled Secrets Of The Sound – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
With the band currently working on the follow-up to their 2007 album ‘Era Vulgaris’, Josh Homme and co have lifted the lid on their recording process in a spoof interview with UK comedian Matt Berry, who has starred in shows including The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.
Last week (December 22), Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears seemingly revealed that he is working with the band on their new album after he Tweeted a picture of himself with the group online. He potentially joins other names already confirmed for recording sessions including Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor and Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, who will play drums on the album after Joey Castillo left the band. The band’s former bassist, Nick Oliveri, has also been recording with the group again.
Earlier this month (December 20), meanwhile, Queens Of The Stone Age denied reports that the album will be released in March of next year. NME contacted the band’s management after a reported missive from the band – via FACT magazine – stated that the LP would come out in the spring, but they denied any knowledge of the rumour.
Speaking about the album, meanwhile, Homme said: “I think this record is a little more lyrically vulnerable, but I also think it’s sort of musically deeper and richer, and it’s a little bit stranger.”
He later added that there are “a lot of struggles going on”, with the recording but that: “This record basically sounds like you’re running in a dream the whole time.”