Queens of the Stone Age Are Taking A Break

"It's not like we're sick of each other and don't want to do it - it's just better to step back for a second and come back once the world has had a little bit of a break from you," says Josh Homme

Michael Shuman, the bassist for Queens of the Stone Age, told Gigwise that the band are “taking a break.”

“There will be future stuff with Queens, we’re just taking a break since we had a long, long two years of touring. We’ll take a break to do other stuff,” he said.

QOTSA have been touring basically non-stop in support of their 2013 album …Like Clockwork, and frontman Josh Homme said way back in October that they were planning to hop back into the studio. But, the band has opted for some well-deserved rest instead.

“We were eager because we were in a good spot, having fun and the record had done really well. But we decided to take a break because we had been going so hard for so long, and we really worked on that record for a long time,” he said.

The band promises us though, that there won’t be another six year gap like the one between …Like Clockwork and Era Vulgaris. Here’s hoping not!