The band promote new LP 'Songs For The Deaf' in a unique way...

Queens Of The Stone Age have launched their comeback album by publishing a bizarre, decadent short story featuring the band snorting drugs off an air stewardess.

In a nod to their druggy single ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’, the in-flight menu in the story only serves “nicotine, Valium, Vicodine, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol”. The story is a promotional device in the style of a pulp fiction book that may be given away in some form with the album, according to sources.

In the week that record label BMG announced plans to expand its parental advisory warnings to give specific details about the content of potentially offensive albums, Queens Of The Stone Age have served notice that their new album ‘Songs For The Deaf’‘ will be no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll excess.

From next month, BMG will state whether certain albums contain violent or sexual content, strong language or a combination of all three.

Rolf Schmidt-Holz, chairman and CEO of BMG, said: “Our labelling initiative will offer parents additional tools to help them decide what is appropriate for them and their families.”

For more on the Queens Of The Stone Age album and novel, see this week’s NME, which is out in London now and nationwide tomorrow.