Desert Sessions Volumes 11 & 12 Will Be Out in October

The long-awaited new installment in Josh Homme's Desert Sessions series will feature Billy Gibbons, Les Claypool, and more.

Desert Sessions Volumes 11 & 12 Will Be Out in October

Between 1997 and 2003, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme periodically got a bunch of musicians together at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, and recorded a bunch of heavy, psychedelic, improvised tunes -- never to be played again. (Unless, of course, you count the ones that later became QOTSA songs, like I Wanna Make It Wit Chu, Monsters In The Parasol, and You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire.) Collaborators included Mark Lanegan, PJ Harvey, Brant Bjork, QOTSA producer Dave Catching, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, and many others. Each album was released in two volumes: 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, and 9 & 10.

Now, according to an article in the New York Times, it looks like we’re going Volume 11&12 next month, featuring ZZ Top vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons (who previously worked with Queens on their 2005 track Burn The Witch), the Primus frontman/bassist Les Claypool, Jack White drummer Carla Azar, Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears and more.

Many predicted this back in May when Queens Of The Stone Age posted a photo with a cryptic caption on Instagram, saying, “The split second before they asked each other 'why the long face?' At the exact,



Only then did the new friends realize, they owed each other a coke.

You know, this is one of those moments that really makes you stop & think: I wonder if anyone’s been recording in the desert? I dunno. I just,



#newfriends #desert #longface #tinyhorsebirdbuddies #sessions #fastfriends #11 #saddleup #longtimeago #& #oppositesattract #strangesupplier #12 #movetogether #horsinaround #qotsa #queensofthestoneage #tightwads&nitwits&critics&heels #mansionsofmirror #answerthephone #crucifire #horseplay #birdbrain #makesyouwonder #stonersheaverocks”

It goes without saying that we’re incredibly excited to hear this.

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