Queens of the Stone Age Announce New Album Villains

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Yesterday, Queens of the Stone Age started the process of teasing the release of their next album by putting up a minute-long YouTube clip in which a manipulated version of frontman Josh Homme‘s voice said the word ‘gold’ over and over again. Today, they follow by announcing the title of their seventh full-length will be Villains and that to record it, the five-piece has teamed with producer Mark Ronson, whose credits include the pop-superstar likes of Paul McCartneyAmy Winehouse Adele, and many, many others who sell a lot, a lot, a lot of records to a lot, a lot, a lot of people. In the video below, among the other names, one will find Duran Duran. So there’s that.

Playing to mass-market pop is nothing new for Queens of the Stone Age, of course. 11 years after breaking through to mainstream consciousness with what’s now a heavy rock landmark in 2002’s Songs for the Deaf, the band issued their most recent outing, 2013’s …Like Clockwork (review here) — they also had two records in between in 2005’s Lullabies to Paralyze and 2007’s Era Vulgaris — and songs like “If I Had a Tail” and “Smooth Sailing” still don’t need much more than the recitation of the title to get stuck in the head of anyone who heard them. In announcing Villains in the skit below directed by Liam Lynch (Tenacious D) they give a snippet preview of a track called “Feet Don’t Fail Me” that would seem to work toward a similar danceability as the latter. Again, fair territory for them at this point.

More as I hear/see it. For now, here’s the clip and the band’s upcoming tour dates:

Queens of the Stone Age, Villains announcement

Directed by: Liam Lynch

Queens of the Stone Age on tour:
06/22-25 – Montebello, QC Amnesia Rockfest
07/13 – Auckland, NZ Logan Campbell
07/16 – Darwin, AU Convention Center
07/19 – Sydney, AU Horden Pavilion
07/20 – Melbourne, AU Festival Hall
07/22 – Byron Bay, AU Splendour in the Grass
07/28-30 – Naeba, JP Fuji Rock Festival
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
09/15-17 – Chicago, IL Riot Fest

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7 Responses to “Queens of the Stone Age Announce New Album Villains

  1. Alex says:

    I don’t blame QotSA for turning into a pop band, we’ll always have the debut album to cherish anyway, one of the best rock albums ever IMO. Meanwhile, and speaking of QotSA, Dave Catching has got an album out: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/eagles-of-death-metals-dave-catching-on-solo-lp-u2s-help-w484765

  2. Jose Humberto says:

    I dont like them anymore, who are those dudes surrounding Homme now? where is Nick? where is Alfredo?
    well, to be fair that is not even Josh Homme anymore , its a “rockstar” now , not that musician I used to admire.

    its a shame , the Metallica of Stoner Rock


  3. I love everything Queens has ever done.

  4. Tom says:

    Sad but (Hurt) true RockstarzZ Dude

  5. Milk k Harvey says:

    It’s funny. I expected Like Clockwork to grow on me, but it never did. But you gotta respect Homme, with the Crooked Vultures deal and Iggy.. and who knows, there might be another good QOTSA album in store, probably not THIS one.

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