Collecting QOTSA

Josh Homme and company release trading cards to help promote new album

By Gary Graff
July 7, 2017

Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age are offering fans more to collect than just their music.

As it prepares for the August 25 release of its seventh studio album, Villains, the quintet is releasing a series of five trading cards, each featuring special artwork, photos and facts about the band members, including guitarists Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita, who also plays keyboards.

Homme’s card reveals that “plaid” is his favorite color and that he “once pulled up next to an elderly woman holding grocery bags at a bus stop and asked in his smoothest voice “What’s in the bag, lady?”

Villains was produced by Mark Ronson, and QOTSA has released a first single, “The Way You Used To Do,” so far. (LISTEN BELOW.) The group begins a tour to support the album on July 13 in New Zealand.