Queens Of The Stone Age frontman worked with Sheffield band on their third album, 'Humbug'
Josh Homme has said that the idea that he was behind Arctic Monkeys‘ change in sound since their debut album is a “misconception.”
Homme worked with the band on their third album ‘Humbug’ and also provided backing vocals on the song ‘Knee Socks’ on last year’s chart-topping ‘AM.’ However, in a new interview with BBC 6 Music due to air on Sunday (July 13), Homme disputes the idea that he had anything to do with the Sheffield band’s evolution.
“I think there’s a misconception that I slowed them down or weirded them out when we worked together,” Homme said. “They’ve been playing this dangerous game of changing on every record, reaching like a rock climber for their next grip. I just love them as people.”
Earlier this year Homme revealed that his band will record the follow-up to 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ later this year, commenting that they have “more than enough songs” for a new LP.
Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014. It will be both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s only UK festival appearances of the summer.
Tickets for Reading have sold out, but tickets are still available for Leeds.