Queens of the Stone Age, ' . . . Like Clockwork' (6/4)
For their first LP since 2007's Era Vulgaris, Queens of the Stone Age roped in a who's who of guest stars for . . . Like Clockwork. Dave Grohl serves as drummer on multiple cuts (the Foo Fighters frontman previously toured with singer Josh Homme in supergroup Them Crooked Vultures), and Trent Reznor, Elton John, and the band's original bassist Nick Oliveri, also chipped in on select tracks. . . . Like Clockwork, recorded over the past year at Homme's Pink Duck Studio in Los Angeles, is a typically heavy affair: the desert-metal rockers' latest album is chock-full of bluesy metal marchers, piercing drums and seriously sludgy guitars.
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