QOTSA are changing the formula for their seventh album ‘Villains’. Firstly, unlike their other projects to date, this one will feature no guest appearances. Not even Dave Grohl! The only outsider involved is the album’s producer Mark Ronson. Josh Homme met Mark while working on a song for Lady Gaga’s last album and they hit it off. Homme says, “I knew I wanted to make something that sounded very tight, and with the air sucked out of it and very clear. So [“Uptown Funk’] was just a great reminder just as an opening and then his desires are so beat-centric. And so are mine that we had this tremendous amount of overlap.” Villains is due out August 25th.