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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - JOSH HOMME Says New Album Is 'Dark And Romantic'
Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman
Josh Homme told NME.com that the band's fourth album, "Lullabies To Paralyze",
is "dark and romantic," adding, "I feel like all through the years we've
been learning to be QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, and now we've finally got there.
This is the distillation of everything we've been doing. I'd say that every
song sounds like it's underneath a lamppost, at nighttime."
Homme recorded the album with an almost entirely new lineup, retaining only
guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and drummer Joey Castillo from the group that
toured behind the last QUEENS effort, 2002's "Songs For The Deaf". Homme
fired longtime bassist Nick Oliveri earlier this year.
The singer and guitarist said he's "addicted" to the new album: "I need
to take it every day."
He also remarked that "Lullabies To Paralyze" is similar in some ways to
his ongoing "Desert Sessions" series of albums, on which multiple artists
get together to jam and record in the California desert: "The first thing
we did was to go out to Joshua Tree and move our own kit. We decided it
was time we lugged our own amplifiers. But the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has
always been a more focused version of the 'Desert Sessions' anyway."
One track on the album, called "Man, You've Got Quite A Scene Going There",
features guest appearances from GARBAGE singer Shirley Manson and DISTILLERS
frontperson Brody Dalle, who's also Homme's girlfriend.
"Lullabies To Paralyze" arrives in stores on March 22.