Josh Homme: 'Queens sounds better than it ever has live'

Josh Homme has revealed that he’s desperate to record a new Queens Of The Stone Age album as soon as possible, as he’s so pleased with the band’s current line-up.

The group may record an EP before beginning work on the follow up to this year’s ‘Era Vulgaris’.

Homme told Billboard: “Queens sounds better than it ever has live, but we’re trying to figure out how to tour and how to [write and record], ’cause I think for everyone right now the idea of creating something is even more enticing than going on the road.

“This line-up feels like we could basically blow through a whole record quick.”

The current incarnation of the group features longterm members Troy Van Leeuwen and Joey Castillo, and new members Michael Shuman and The RaconteursDean Fertita alongside Homme.

After mentioning that he’d like to record an EP or two before embarking on work on a new album, Homme explained: “The difficult thing is to bend other people to your will. Songs need to have a home. If you just record them, they’ve got no destination, no home.”

The frontman also said that the band may put out a live DVD or album to document their live approach.

He said: “It would be a crime not to. I don’t think we’ve touched the tip of the iceberg of what we’re able to do now. We should really be stretching as far as possible.”