Update: Josh Homme has made it official: : Vol. 11 & 12, respectively titled Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels, will be released on October 25th.
Who’s ready for a new round of Desert Sessions? According to the New York Times, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is reviving the long dormant collaborative song series for a pair of releases due out in October.
Homme recorded Volumes 11 and 12 at his Joshua Tree Ranch late last year. While there, he was joined by an impressive list of collaborators, including Les Claypool, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, the Times reports.
Vol. 11 and 12 consist of eight songs in total and will be released by Matador Records. They mark the first Desert Sessions installments in 16 years.
Homme previously hinted at new Desert Sessions material earlier this year, writing in an Instagram post, “I wonder if anyone’s been recording in the desert?”