With ‘Villans’ due to hit the shelves on 25th of this month, Queens of the Stone Age have claimed that guitars are losing their coolness and “going extinct”??!
The Palm Dessert rock icons made the comments in an interview with New Zealand site, The Spinoff, stating that they had noticed a move away from the rock genre.
While the band are aware of a change in the music world, they remain defiant and loyal to their rock roots, saying to the website:
“I think we notice it most when we play festivals and you look at the lineup and number one, you don’t know most of the bands on there – there used to be rock bands that used to take the reigns,”
“But there are a bunch of bands, often our friends’ bands, who are putting out records this year – so hopefully, collectively, we can get something going.”
Drummer Jon Theodore added:
“It’s like guitars are going extinct in a lot of ways. Now it’s punk to learn upright bass or classical guitar….it’s a new world right now, and sometimes I feel like a dinosaur, but most of the time I’m just grateful that we got started before this transition started – I mean we’re still firmly rooted in the world of guitar.”
However, QOTSA will be striving to keep the flame burning with their new album, claiming that it’s “safe from the bullshit of the day”. You can watch their TV set teasers here: http://www.qotsa.com
The greatly anticipated album will be followed by a tour, which starts in the UK on the 18th November at London’s SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets for the tour are still available, but most venues have sold out, so you need to move fast. Visit the bands site for more information.