By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Bad news for fans of Queens of the Stone Age who were hoping to get their hands on the band’s upcoming album next spring!
NME reports that the group’s management has denied rumors of an official released date for the album, after Antiquiet and FACT magazine published a photo that suggested that the LP is due out in March 2013.
Details on the album have been fairly sparse since it was first announced, thought it has been confirmed that former QOTSA member Dave Grohl is recording with the band, taking on the duties of drummer Joey Castillo who recently quit. Also appearing on the record will be former bassist Nick Oliveri and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor.
The band’s current lineup consists of singer Josh Homme, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, keyboardist Dean Fertita and bassist Michael Shuman.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Josh Homme said of the upcoming album, “I think this record is a little more lyrically vulnerable, but I also think it's sort of musically deeper and richer, and it's a little bit stranger,” and that it, “basically sounds like you’re running in a dream.”
The record will be the band’s first since 2007’s Era Vulgaris.
QOTSA, sans Dave Grohl, will appear at the UK’s Download Festival next summer.
For more on this story, head to NME.com.