So last year, Josh Homme got me all zesty by reporting that Queens Of The Stone Age were working on a new album for 2011.  Then...nothing.  Didn't hear from them for a long time. 

As it turns out, Josh had knee surgery, he says it went badly and he actually died, but survived on the operating table.  He was in bed for 3 months. But in mid-December, the doctors gave him permission to go back to working on the album.  Stellar news!

You can read the full interview with Joshua in the NME that is on stands now.  I only hope the knee doesn't affect his on stage performance, or that insanely hawt swagger of his.