Kerrang: 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 F Gibbons, Les Claypool, and more.
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 F 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.