US CUSTOMS SEIZE ISLAND’S DESERT DISCS

Josh Homme's latest record is impounded at JFK airport...

DESERT SESSIONS, the ongoing collaborations project founded by Queens Of The Stone Age frontman JOSH HOMME, has been busted on the week before its release.

‘Desert Sessions 9 & 10’ is released on Monday, and was due to have been available on limited-edition vinyl alongside the CD release.

However, the entire 5,000 consignment of 12″ editions has been seized at customs at New York’s JFK Airport. A spokesperson for the collective’s UK label, Island, could not confirm why the records had been seized or whether they would be returned or destroyed.

‘Desert Sessions 9 & 10’ features Homme alongside PJ Harvey and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Twiggy Ramirez. A single, ‘Crawl Home’ is released on November 3.