Nathan Followill has said the band's new album 'Mechanical Bull' is influenced by Queens Of The Stone Age. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Followill said that one track on the group's new LP is reminiscent of Josh Homme's work, while other influences included Sly And The Family Stone and country music. "Lucky for us we were all in the same headspace, and taking that break allowed us to fall back in love with what we get to do for a living," he said. "We did what we've known to do for 12 years, which was pick up our instruments and play." He went on to add: "We'd go in every day and play stuff we were into, and it was interesting hearing what people were into. There are a couple songs that could be considered country ballads, even though they're not country songs. One song has more of a Queens Of The Stone Age feel. Another one sounds more like Sly And The Family Stone. It's all across the board."