Keeping good time… stoner-rock style, natch…
By Blurt Staff
The album’s called Like Clockwork, and you can bet that it hasn’t arrived on quite that time-ticking notion – but any day a Queens of the Stone Age record turns up is a good day, eh? June 4 is the date, and Josh Homme & Crew were on UK programme Later… With Jools Holand this week, preemptively promoting it. Enjoy!
Meanwhile, here’s a link-heavy (to say the least…) Wikipedia entry on the band clearly added to the page by, er, someone involved in publicity for the band. Hey, it’s factual, so don’t sweat it!
In early 2013, Homme and fellow Queens contributors including Alain Johannes and Chris Goss recorded to the soundtrack of Dave Grohl’s Sound City: Real to Reel. Goss, Johannes and Homme were on three tracks each. Josh’s notably included a collaboration with Grohl and Trent Reznor called Mantra, and he was also featured in an interview segment. Goss and Johannes were also were both featured members in the Sound City Players, playing Masters of Reality, Eleven, and Desert Sessions songs, as well as their penned tunes from the soundtrack. Former Kyuss bassist Scott Reeder also contributed to the soundtrack. 
In March 2013, Queens of the Stone Age announced that the new album, entitled …Like Clockwork, would be released in June 2013 on Matador Records. A press release, issued by Matador at 9:00am EST on March 26, 2013, revealed further details of the album, including further guest appearances: Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and UNKLE‘s James Lavelle. In addition to Grohl’s contribution, the record also features performances by former drummer Castillo, as well as tracks by new drummer Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta, One Day as a Lion). Queens Of The Stone Age premiered a new song “My God Is The Sun” at Lollapollooza Brasil on March 30, 2013, a performance in which Theodore made his live debut. The studio version of the song premiered on Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program on April 8, 2013.