Queens Of The Stone Age are currently back in the studio recording the follow up to their 2007 album Era Vulgaris. Lead singer Josh Homme recently confided that he underwent surgery in 2010 to treat a knee problem, but something went wrong:
I had surgery on my leg and there were complications and I died on the table. I was in a bed for three months.
The front man is now safely back on his feet and guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen reported that the new albums sound will make fans want to ‘boogie’:
We all love the blues, and we all love to boogie … On the other side, there might be some new scenes. It’s really early in the process and it’s not too defined what it is, but we’re all feeling really great about it and there’s no shortage of ideas. We’re trying to filter the best of the best.
The band are currently set to re-release their self titled debut album on March 7, via Domino records in the UK and Ireland. The album will include the additional bonus tracks of’The Bronze’, ‘These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For’ and ‘Spiders and Vinegaroons’. You can listen to the opening track on the album ‘Regular John’ below.
The band are expected to complete a scattering of tours to promote the album later in the year.