Band say work on next LP could start in September
Andrew Trendell

16:53 6th January 2014

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed that the band's next album could be coming much sooner than anticipated, and that they're 'absolutely' ready to record it soon. 

QOTSA's astounding 2013 comeback album Like Clockwork was six years in the making, due to heavy touring, lots of writing, line-up changes and Josh Homme having to take time to recovery from nearly dying on the operating table. 

However, speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Homme said that fans wouldn't have to wait quite so long this time. 

When asked if the band were ready to make another album soon, Homme replied: "Absolutely. We have more than enough songs. We're booked til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going."

He continued: "When it's time to make music, that's about getting lost for me. To be a control freak is not half as good as being a freak who's casually in control. You're feeling around in the dark for something that feels good. As long as you're not in an orgy, that can be an amazing moment."

We think this is brilliant news, as Like Clockwork came in at No.7 in our top 50 albums of 2013

Watch the video for 'The Vampyre Of Time And Memory' below

QOTSA will spend the first chunk of 2014 on tour - taking in Australia with Nine Inch Nails and Brody Dalle before a raft of European festival dates. Huge slots at UK festivals are expected to be announced shortly. 

Below: Photos of Queens Of The Stone Age live at Wembley Arena

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