Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme is working on new music and it involves some special guests. In a new interview with eonmusic, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons revealed he was in the studio with Homme and Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl last month.
“We had gone to the desert to work on just a couple of tracks,” Gibbons explained. He went on to recall one particular instance in which “I was outside, and Josh came out of the studio, and he had this box, and it was making some strange noise, and I said, “Hey, what is that”, and he goes, ‘I dont know, I just found it’; I said; ‘Don’t touch a thing; were going to use it for the song!” So that’s how it started.”
According to Gibbons, the material is for a new Queens of the Stone Age album, but several fans have pointed out the recording is most likely for a new installment of Homme’s Desert Sessions, which he hinted at last month. Over the weekend, while appearing on Homme’s The Alligator Hour radio show, Grohl joked with Homme about having “always want[ed] to” participate in a Desert Sessions record. “I just don’t want you to,” Homme said in response.
The last installment of The Desert Sessions came in 2003. Meanwhile, Queens of the Stone Age’s latest album, Villains, dropped in 2017.