Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork (New CD)
Featuring the return of band members Dave Grohl, Nick Oliveri and Mark Lanegan, plus guest appearances from Elton John, Trent Reznor, Alex Turner, Jake Shears and James Lavelle. Joshua Homme has written the most intense, personal and beautiful songs of his career. While the thunder of Queens past is still evident, there are a number of gorgeous ballads and meditations on time passing, the struggle to create art, and the nearness of mortality. The music features some of Homme's finest guitar work, at times recalling past greats such as Brian May or George Harrison, at other times uniquely his own.