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JOSH HOMME Opens Up About His Cancer & The Last Few Years

"This has been the darkest four years of my life."

Josh Homme 2020

Queens Of The Stone Age will release their first new record in six years In Times New Roman on June 16, marking the longest gap between records yet. It's understandable given there was a pandemic for a few years, but Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme revealed in an interview with Revolver that there was a little more to it.

In the interview, Homme only mentioned he underwent a successful surgery for cancer in 2022.

"I never say it can't get any worse. I never say that, and I wouldn't advise it. But I do say it can get better. Cancer is just the cherry on top of an interesting time period, you know? I'm extremely thankful that I'll get through this, and I'll look back at this as something that's fucked up — but will have made me better. I'm cool with that. There's a lot of stuff I want to do. And there's a lot of people I want to do that with."

Homme also touched on his public divorce and ensuing custody battle with Brody Dalle in 2019, saying the past few years have been the darkest of his entire life. Which is saying something, considering the band's 2013 album Like Clockwork was created after Homme nearly dying after knee surgery.

"I definitely had a serious case of emotion sickness. There were times I almost didn't make it. It's OK for me to ruminate on that. It's not OK to stay there, feel too sorry for myself. This has been the darkest four years of my life. But that's OK, too. In the heartaches, my mistakes, these deaths and my own physical things I'm dealing with — even though all that has occurred and smashed my old life to pieces, those pieces I've been able to build into a ship that's about to launch. I will float into my new life from all those pieces."

Queens Of The Stone Age will hit the road this August. Get those dates below and get your tickets here.

w/ Phantogram & The Armed

8/3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8/5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
8/7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre
8/8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
8/9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
8/11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
8/12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
8/15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
8/16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
8/18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
8/19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

w/ Viagra Boys & Jehnny Beth

9/16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest (Queens Of The Stone Age only)
9/17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
9/19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse
9/20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
9/22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
9/23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
9/24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
9/26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
9/27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
9/29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
9/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
10/2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
10/4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
10/6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

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