'I'm alone enough, already'
Asked if he’d ever follow-up the one-off London solo show he played for Meltdown with a full record on his own, Homme replied: “I mean, I have always had the opportunity – but then you’re all alone. I like the friction of collaborations. I could do [a solo album] but I haven’t had the desire yet.”
“I’m alone enough, already. I do think that the sparks fly from interacting with someone – it’s wonderful. I mean, the first album is basically solo, I play everything apart from the drums.”
‘Villains’ by Queens Of The Stone Age is out now.
Speaking to NME about the sound of the album, frontman Josh Homme said: “There are some slower moments but I like to dance, man, and whether it’s Eagles [Of Death Metal] or Queens or [Them Crooked] Vultures there’s no reason not to conjoin rock’n’roll and dance and hallelujah and darkness and all that in one thing. In a world of desperately going for ‘likes’ I think ‘Villains’ is more like, ‘We’ll take the dislikes, we’ll take all the outcasts’. This album is here to do bad guy stuff.”
He added: “Queens has always been like an ice-cream parlour or a video arcade, it’s safe from the bullshit of the day. I’m not interested in being topical in that way, yet at the same time it’s completely about now.”
Queens Of The Stone Age’s upcoming tour dates are:
Saturday 18 – LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
Sunday 19 – MANCHESTER Arena
Tuesday 21 – LONDON O2 Arena
Thursday 23 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Friday 24 – DUBLIN 3Arena