Queens Of The Stone Age member Troy Van Leeuwen has discussed plans for the band’s seventh album, outlining their intent to record something “simpler” than its predecessor.
Frontman Josh Homme recently revealed that the band will have the same line-up as on their most recent album, 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’. That would see Homme joined by Van Leeuwen, keyboardist Dean Fertita, bassist Michael Shuman and drummer Jon Theodore, who joined in 2013 after Dave Grohl drummed on ‘…Like Clockwork’ following Joey Castillo’s departure from the band.
Speaking on the 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield podcast, guitarist Van Leeuwen confirmed that the band will head back to the studio before the end of the year.
“We’ve already started talking about what we’re gonna do next for the next Queens record,” he explained. “There’s tons of ideas that are bouncing around… We’re going to do something before the end of the year, as far as recording goes.”
“We’re excited to get back together to follow-up ‘…Like Clockwork’, which was a really, really big record for us, personally… It was a big record for us because it was the hardest record to make. And we’re trying to not do that again. We just want to keep things simpler and try that, I guess.”
Since ‘…Like Clockwork’, Homme has played on Eagles Of Death Metal’s album ‘Zipper Down’, while he and Fertita joined Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders on Iggy Pop’s recent album ‘Post Pop Depression’.