In a new interview with eonmusic, Gibbons revealed that he was in the studio with Homme and Grohl last month.
“We had gone to the desert to work on just a couple of tracks,” Gibbons explained. He went on to recall one particular instance in which “I was outside, and Josh came out of the studio, and he had this box, and it was making some strange noise, and I said, “Hey, what is that”, and he goes, ‘I dont know, I just found it’; I said; ‘Don’t touch a thing; were going to use it for the song!” So that’s how it started.”
Gibbons said the trio was working on a new Queens of the Stone Age album, though as several QOTSA fans have since pointed out, it’s much more likely they were actually recording a new installment of his Homme’s famedDesert Sessions. Homme hinted at such a project just last month, and over the weekend, while appearing on Homme’sThe Alligator Hourradio show, Grohl joked with Homme about having “always want[ed] to” participate in aDesert Sessionsrecord. “I just don’t want you to,” Homme quipped in response.
Further ruling out the likelihood of a QOTSA-specific project, band members Jon Theodore and Dean Fertita are currently tied up with other commitments; Theodore recently embarked on a tour with Mini Mansions, while Fertita is gearing up for a similarly expansive summer outing with The Raconteurs.' - via COS