Queens Of The Stone Age

Josh Homme Ponders Scaling Back The Length Of Queens Of The Stone Age’s Touring Cycles


Queens Of The Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme doesn’t foresee the band sticking to their lengthy album touring cycles in the future it would seem. In a new discussion with the Los Angeles Times, Homme commented on why he has taken a relative break away from the band since last hitting the stage with them in November of 2018:

“After the last Queens tour, I needed to take a break. I don’t think that style of putting out 10 more songs and touring for two years, I could ever do again like that. So I was like, ‘I’m going to sit and watch.’”

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Instead, Homme has directed his energies to scoring films and his new ‘Desert Sessions‘ release, volumes 11 & 12 of which will be released together tomorrow, October 25th. That forthcoming set from the collective jam project arrives as their first since 2003.

Homme revealed to the Times that he felt a newfound urgency to focus on projects he had previously let linger following the death of Motörhead bassist/vocalist Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister in 2015. Lemmy had agreed to take part in these then gestating new entries in the ‘Desert Sessions‘ series, though Homme‘s inability to fit it into his schedule sadly meant it never came to pass.

Instead, the guest roster for this new entry in the ‘Desert Sessions‘ series includes the following musicians:

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint)
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters)
Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White)
Les Claypool (Primus)
Matt Sweeney
Matt Berry (‘What We Do In The Shadows‘, ‘Toast Of London‘)
Libby Grace
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