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    Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:19:10

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    Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has kept busy with a number of projects in the past couple years. Most recently he collaborated with Iggy Pop on Post Pop Depression, released in March on Loma Vista. While Iggy is now touring off the waves that album's generated, Josh has plans of his own to attend.

    Homme sat down the other day for a podcast interview on Let There Be Talk. During the interview Homme let slip a bit of encouraging news for fans of the Queens, revealing his next plans are to begin working on new material, immediately. "Yeah, [a QOTSA return is up next on my schedule]. Same lineup, we're locked in. We're having a meeting tomorrow about what we're gonna do," Homme said. It seems it won't be long before we'll be hearing the band's follow-up to 2013's ...Like Clockwork. As Consequence of Sound notes, Homme's revelation reverses the direction, the band's bassist, Michael Shuman pointed towards in his interview with NME last March. Shuman was quoted saying, the band would be "taking a break" after touring for two years straight. Shuman's not a liar, the band did take a break, of course, how else would Homme have found the time to record with Iggy?

    The "same lineup" that Homme promises would seem to be the version of the band that recorded ...Like Clockwork. It's highly probable the lineup will involve guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, who's currently taking part in the supergroup Gone Is Gone (with members of Mastodon, and At the Drive-In). We can also assume Shuman will play bass again this time around, necessarily dispelling the notion that ex-QOTSA bassist, Nick Oliveri, will be reuniting with his former band.

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