The mighty Queens of the Stone Age will be unleashing their seventh studio album this year.
Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, who is a member of the side-project Gone Is Gone with QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen, let it slip in recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Asked how the band members manage to divide their time between their various projects, Troy said: “I like to think none of us needs this band, but we all really want this band. When that’s the mentality, this is special to the four of us.
“Otherwise, we wouldn’t dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band. For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year.
“We’ve all been extremely busy writing and recording, and we’re about to get super busy touring the world. So I believe we’re all fulfilled to a certain degree with all we have going on.”
Last July, Troy Van Leeuwen revealed that QOTSA had some time locked in in the studio for the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed ‘… Like Clockwork.’
“We’ve already started talking about what we’re gonna do next for the next Queens record,” Troy told 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield. “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.”
He added: “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 ’cause 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.”