Josh Homme: ‘Queens have nothing to prove at Reading And Leeds Festivals’

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Josh Homme has admitted he is looking forward to Queens Of The Stone Age‘s live return at the Reading And Leeds Festivals (August 27-29) – because the band have absolutely no reason to be there.

The frontman will reconvene with his band after finishing a US with his supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, but the outfit have no record to promote, and the sets will not be part of a larger comeback tour.

“What I love about this one is we have nothing to promote, no reason to be there,” he told NME.COM of the band’s Main Stage slot. “To me because we ain’t doing it to prove anything we’re just there to kick arse and that’s what I want to do. I want to get everybody dancing! We just want to give it to them!”

Homme also joked that recently been touring with his other band, plus his involvement co-producing Arctic Monkeys‘ album ‘Humbug’, would have no effect on his ability to remember to play the right songs with Queens Of The Stone Age.

“You’re suggesting that I know them now,” laughed when asked about getting confused between musical projects. “Frankly my friend I don’t what the hell I’m doing, I just try to do it with style!”

Get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (March 31), for more from Queens Of The Stone Age plus exclusive interviews with this year’s others acts, including an exclusive cover story with The Libertines.

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Guns N’ Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 are set to headline the 2010 bash – while The Libertines are set to reform especially for the event. Read the full 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up on NME.COM now.

In the meantime you can watch a video interview with Reading And Leeds Festivals chief Melvin Benn about this year’s event on the right.

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