Queens Of The Stone Age cover Arctic Monkeys' 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' - watch

They performed an acoustic version of the 'AM' song in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

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Queens Of The Stone Age have covered Arctic Monkeys recent single 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'.

The California based rock band played an acoustic version of the song, the original of which is taken from Arctic Monkeys' forthcoming new album, 'AM', for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge earlier today (September 5). Click above to watch the Josh Homme fronted act perform the track. Queens Of The Stone Age will play London's Roundhouse tomorrow (September 6) as part of the iTunes Festival.

Arctic Monkeys are set to release their fifth album 'AM' next week (September 9) and, in a new interview published in this week's NME, available digitally and on newsstands now, drummer Matt Helders said that the band will call it a day before they 'lose it': "I'd like to think we'd stop before we saw it going that way. I don't know how it would be overnight, unless one of us had some kind of scandal."

When it was suggested that bands seldom know when to call it a day, he replied: "No, I know. I mean, you can say it all you like – 'We'll stop when we're not good any more, or it's not fun, or we're not making good records.' We can say that all the time, but you probably don't know, that's the thing."

Arctic Monkeys are currently streaming their forthcoming album 'AM' online via iTunes. The band's fifth studio album features the songs 'R U Mine?' and 'Do I Wanna Know?' while guests on the album include Josh Homme and former member of The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones.

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