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Queens Of The Stone Age have confirmed that their new album will be called . . . Like Clockwork and will arrive in June, according to Loudwire. The band's sixth studio effort and first since 2007's Era Vulgaris will also be their debut for Matador Records after many years with the Interscope label. Frontman and founder Josh Homme described the disc as "audio documentary of a manic year."
Homme told us a while back that despite the ups and downs of the music business, he has his own criteria for success: "I think the yardstick we're using for success isn't the one that gets used. It's our own measure, you know. What our yardstick includes is 'Do you love the music?', that you never put out anything you're not backing 100 percent. The goal isn't to get huge, because I think that's putting your eye on the wrong prize."
Although it was initially reported that Dave Grohl played all the drum tracks on the new CD, Grohl only appears on selected songs. The rest of the drums are handled by Joey Castillo and Jon Theodore.
Other guests on the record include Trent Reznor, Elton John, Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and one-time Queens of the Stone Age members Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri.
The disc's exact release date, as well as the Queens' touring plans, are expected to be revealed soon.