All of the puzzle pieces are in place. Now, we just need a stellar album, but this quote makes us very optimistic. Via Spin:

Unless QOTSA are just teasing us, that problem has now been solved. Lanegan joins a roster that’s already impressively stacked. Aside from Grohl and Oliveri, Trent Reznor and Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears have turned in guest appearances for the album, which its creators have described as “ridiculous,” like “running in a dream,” and, in a particularly colorful turn of phrase, like a “codeine cabaret.” There’s also a nine-minute mockumentary where QOTSA purport to reveal “Secrets of the Sound” but actually wind up paying homage to the late Patrick Swayze — who, come to think of it, Lanegan at times somewhat resembles.

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