the band's follow-up to 'Rated R' is tipped for release later in the year...

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have titled their new album ‘SONGS FOR THE DEAF’, NME.COM can reveal.

The band don’t expect to release the follow-up to last year’s NME album of the year ‘Rated R’ until later in the year.

However, a posting on the band’s official website, [url=]www.qotsa.com, reveals the title has already been confirmed, and work on the record will commence later this month with producer Eric Valentine.