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Queens of the Stone Age Premiere New Song, "The Evil Has Landed"

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Queens of the Stone Age, who have a new album—Villains—coming out in a few weeks, released some new music today. Be sure to check out "The Evil Has Landed," their new single (also available on iTunes), via the charmingly semi-creepy lyric video below.

The undeniably catchy tune, which benefits from a mid-period Led Zeppelin vibe before morphing into a straight-ahead blues-rocker, was produced by Mark Ronson.

It also happens to be packed with guitars; oddly enough, the band recently told NME that guitars are "going extinct."

“It’s like guitars are going extinct in a lot of ways," said drummer Jon Theodore. "Now it’s punk to learn upright bass or classical guitar….It’s a new world right now, and sometimes I feel like a dinosaur but most of the time I’m just grateful that we got started before this transition started—I mean we’re still firmly rooted in the world of guitar.”

Speaking of guitars, look for more QOTSA coverage in the November issue of Guitar World.

Villains will be released August 25.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.