The band will have a very special guest on their next album...

The next Queens Of The Stone Age album will feature ZZ TOP legend BILLY F GIBBONS, NME.COM can reveal.

Queens Of The Stone Age have been recording their new album, the follow-up to ’Songs For The Deaf’ for much of the year, with sessions taking place in LA.

NME.COM can reveal that Gibbons, who is considered a legend by Josh Homme, has been in the studio for an all-night recording session.

Speaking recently to NME.COM, Homme said the album will be a return to the band’s roots following the departure of Nick Oliveri on bass, and longtime collaborator Mark Lanegan, who is releasing his own solo album.

Speaking about Nick’s departure, he said: “For me it’s the hardest thing. I will never talk shit about my bro or anything like that. Nick and I are still definitely that. I love making music and stuff but it’s more important to me to be brothers with Nick.

Queens Of The Stone Age is a family of intense individuals. Everyone in the band is an individual and that was by design. It was what we were all looking for, to harness the chaos. There’s events that always happen. The thing that always brought Nick and I together is that we have different styles of doing the same thing. Nick is probably one of the most unafraid people I know, and I’m not afraid either. And that’s the reason we’re friends.”