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It may still be in its early stages, but Van Leeuwen is excited about the record and the amount of new ideas the band have to choose from for what will become Queens of the Stone Age's sixth album.
The guitarist told FasterLouder, "We all love the blues, and we all love to boogie ... On the other side, there might be some new scenes. It's really early in the process and it's not too defined what it is, but we're all feeling really great about it and there's no shortage of ideas. We're trying to filter the best of the best."
Despite rumours a summer release, the band is in no rush to finish the record and are happy to let it evolve naturally. Van Leeuwen explained, "We're at the early parts of the record, there's still some writing going on. We're a band that doesn't push things, things naturally happen."
He continued, "We're kinda sprinkling this year with some touring for the re-release of the debut [1998's 'Queens of the Stone Age'] and then doing some recording. It's going to be a creative time, and that's good, but we're still early on."