Elton John. Dave Grohl. Trent Reznor.
Those are just a few of the guests set to appear on "...Like Clockwork," the new Queens of the Stone Age album which the California rock band announced Tuesday will arrive in June. In a statement, frontman Josh Homme described the disc, the group's first for Matador Records following a long stint on Interscope, as "an audio documentary of a manic year."
The band previously offered England's NME a more colorful description: "You're running in a dream in a codeine cabaret, then your alarm goes off and you wake up. That's kinda what our record sounds like."
The studio follow-up to 2007's "Era Vulgaris," "...Like Clockwork" features further contributions by Mark Lanegan, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, who hired Homme to co-produce their 2009 disc "Humbug." Ex-Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri is to appear as well.