The closest thing to a new Queens of the Stone Age album in the last five years may be a new record from country artist Nikki Lane.
Lane has teamed up with QotSA frontman Josh Homme to produce and mix her just-announced new album Denim & Diamonds, due out September 23. Additionally, Homme brought along his bandmates Dean Fertita and Michael Shuman to play organ and bass, respectively, on the record, as well as frequent Queens collaborator Alain Johannes on guitar.
Denim & Diamonds also features Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, who previously played with Homme on Iggy Pop's 2016 Post Pop Depression record, and former Jack White live member Carla Azar.
"I was blessed with the opportunity to deep dive into these songs with Josh Homme and the wonderful band he put together...smack in the middle of lockdown," Lane shares.
You can listen to the first Denim & Diamonds single, "First High," now via digital outlets.
The most recent Queens of the Stone Age album is 2017's Villains.
(Video contains uncensored profanity.)