Here are a couple of excerpts from MusicRadar.com‘s new interview with Mark Lanegan.
On Queens of the Stone Age:
“I enjoy working on whatever I’m working on. I definitely enjoy working with Josh, he’s a good friend of mine, he’s another guy I hang out with a lot when I’m not making music. We have a lot of laughs working together, so in that way it is inspiring.”
“I sang a little bit on this new record. Josh and I are always doing stuff, but I don’t have a crystal ball, I can’t tell you what the future holds. But I do know that we enjoy working together and we continue to do so.”
On his songwriting skills growing during his time with the Screaming Trees:
“When I first started writing songs it would be a few words here and there. The guitar player wrote songs and I’d just change some words to make it have some kind of meaning to me because a lot of the stuff he was writing was psychedelia but he had never even tripped on acid so it became real cartoonish. So I had to sing these so I tried to have some sort of meaning to me. Tried and failed, I might add. But by the time we got to the last Trees records I was writing and there was a lot more satisfaction in that. It was a learning curve, when I started I didn’t know anything about music, singing or writing music. It took me a while and I’m still learning.”