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Queens of the Stone Age Announce New Album, ‘Villains’

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Queens of the Stone Age have announced the upcoming release of their new album, Villains, with a YouTube video entitled “Queens of the Stone Age Face the Truth.” The Liam Lynch directed video features frontman Josh Homme being given a polygraph test, with his bandmates and producer Mark Ronson sitting besides him.

The band has been working on the album and keeping details under wraps for the past year. Still, a release date has not been announced.

“Is it true that the new Queens of the Stone Age album Villains was produced by none other than Mark Ronson?” the polygraph administer asks, to which a disinterested Homme responds, “Who?”

“Mark Ronson? He produced Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Duran Duran, Christina Aguilera, Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Paul McCartney. Doesn’t ring a bell?”

“No, why would we do that?” Homme deadpans.

“He’s also a well-known DJ, and actually, he’s standing right there.”

The video also includes a clip of the song “Feet Don’t Fail Me,” from the forthcoming album, which Homme acknowledges “sounds great” but allegedly doesn’t recognize as his own work.

The band had kept information on the album quiet, with Homme saying only that “sort of like a panther in the trees leaping out of the darkness” the group will be “ready to pounce” as soon as the record’s ready. While not releasing any solid info along the way, Queens of the Stone Age have been hinting at their new release for months.

“I feel like we’re just leaning on the gate waiting for someone to open that sucker up so we can move,” Homme continued. “I think the record feels that way too — it feels uptempo.”

This is the band’s first full-length record since they released Like Clockwork in 2013.

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