Josh Homme felt a ‘heavy disconnect’ from music after complications during knee surgery left him ‘technically dead’ for a few minutes, the Queens Of The Stone Age leader has revealed in an interview with The Sun.
“I was in bed for four months and went through things that I’d never been through before,” he explains. “When I got up, I didn’t want to make music any more. I had all these feelings that everything was wrong. It was, ‘Woe is me’, but more than a depression. There was a heavy disconnect between me and music. I’d never felt that before.”
As a result, six years have elapsed since the release of Queens Of The Stone Age’s last studio effort ‘Era Vulgaris‘, but a new album, ‘…Like Clockwork‘, is finally due next month.
“Since I was a kid I’d always heard music in my head,” Homme continues. “All of a sudden I only heard other people’s music. I couldn’t write for a long time and I thought my days of making music were over. That’s why there’s been a long wait for this album. And that’s why it’s the hardest album I’ve ever made.”