Josh Homme: 'I wanna be fully exposed'

The Queens Of The Stone Age front man says he took a risk with '…Like Clockwork'

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Josh Homme has admitted that he took a risk with the new Queens Of The Stone Age album in order to "make something real".

The frontman was describing the process he went through making the group's sixth studio album '…Like Clockwork', which is out tomorrow (June 3), in an interview with the Guardian, where he argued the value of risk-taking in music.

Speaking about making the new LP, Homme said: "I wanna be fully exposed. I paid for this myself. I took the risk myself. Risk nothing, get nothing. If you wanna be famous, then it's OK if the music is fake, because fame isn't real. If you just wanna take the shortest distance to Kim Kardashian's underwear drawer, then that's fine, too. I'm not even against it. But if you wanna make something real, and you want it to be honest, then you don't have any choice but to take a huge risk."

Meanwhile, Queens Of The Stone Age have announced that they will play a tiny instore gig at London's Rough Trade East. The band will play the east London record shop on June 11 at 9.30pm. Wristbands for entry are available from roughtrade.com and are limited to one per customer. The gig will precede their appearance at Download Festival the following weekend (June 15). They will also play an iTunes Festival show at London's Roundhouse on September 6.

The band debuted all of their new material at a show at The Wiltern last week in Los Angeles. At the gig, which was their first North American performance of the year, they played new material alongside a number of classic tracks such as 'Song For The Dead', 'First It Giveth', 'No One Knows' and 'Make It Wit Chu' in front of an all-star crowd that included Morrissey, Jack White, Alex Turner and Trent Reznor.

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