By: Gary Graff
With "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age's first new album in six years, still selling strong in its second week, frontman Josh Homme tells us he hopes the wait for its successor is not as long.
Homme says QOTSA actually recorded 19 songs, 10 of which appear on the album. That could mean a head start on the next release, but Homme says he knows better than to make a firm prediction:
"I think we should make a record right away, but I think we'll know when that is. As soon as everyone looks to the left, we'll show up from the right hand side. I mean, that's what we're supposed to do, right? Isn't that the minimum obligation of a band is to try to enthrall and surprise (and) with as much mystery as possible appear to its fans. We're supposed to walk first; we're not supposed to take a CNN poll."
"...Like Clockwork" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after its first week on sale but will likely be replaced by Black Sabbath's new "13" this week.
The group is currently touring in Europe and begins a North American tour on August 2 at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
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