Josh Homme: ‘I do karaoke with White Stripes’

Queens Of The Stone Age bond with Wireless headliners

Queens Of The Stone Age return to Hyde Park tonight (June 14) to play the O2 Wireless Festival with The White Stripes – and frontman Josh Homme has revealed an unlikely new bond between the bands.

Speaking to NME.COM, the singer said that relations between himself and tonight’s headliners The White Stripes have recently got closer since The Raconteurs session keyboard player Dean Fertita joined the new Queens Of The Stone Age touring line-up, but Homme added they’ve also got closer in a more unexpected way.

“I’ve met Jack a few times, but I think I’ve spent more time doing drunk karaoke with Meg,” Homme explained. “She lives in LA too. We haven’t done a duet yet, but I sing Roy Orbison‘s ‘In Dreams’ and a lot of Britney Spears.”

Homme added he was looking forward to the gig in the park tonight, their second summer running there.

Last year, the band supported friends Foo Fighters at their massive outdoor show, and Homme said Hyde Park has been on his mind a lot.

“You know what I like about the park? I like the cross section of humanity,” he declared. “There’ll be someone riding horses, which is very very posh. But they’ll be riding right past someone throwing up, and what it is, you just learn about the cross sections of humanity in the park. And they’re there for everyone to enjoy.”

He added: “It’s a great learning curve there, you get to walk up and slide down. It’s like a microcosm of what people do in their leisure time. Some people poop and some people ride animals. I just like to watch the cross section of humans, and ducks and dogs. It takes all kinds, baby.”

For coverage of tonight at the O2 Wireless Festival stay tuned to NME.COM for news and live reviews.

Meanwhile, it is Queens Of The Stone Age week over on NME.COM‘s Too Much Information blog, where we have an exclusive video track-by-track from the band about new album ‘Era Vugaris’.