'It's kind of awesome'
Entitled ‘El Q’, the unofficial LP which pits Josh Homme’s vocals against beats from El-P’s long career as a solo artist, Run The Jewels member, and Definitive Jux records producer, has been put together by mashup artist ToToM.
“Someone did a mash up album of @qotsa vocals over various music I’ve made and it’s kind of awesome. Thanks for this weird gift,” El-P tweeted, giving his seal of approval. The QOTSA account responded with a flame emoji.
You can listen to the record below.
Queens Of The Stone Age had already been set to return to the UK to headline a show at London’s Finsbury Park with Iggy Pop, Run The Jewels, Brody Dalle, The Hives and more on June 30. Tickets are available here.
Last year, Homme made headlines when he kicked photographer Chelsea Lauren at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show in Inglewood. On December 9, the frontman kicked a camera from the photographer’s hands, which then hit her in the face. Lauren later needed care in hospital.
In the immediate aftermath of the photographer incident, Homme released an apology video, admitting that he had been a “total dick” and saying that he had “to figure some stuff out”.
In his video, Homme said that the incident meant that he had “failed” at being “a good man”.
“I want to be a good man, but I think last night I definitely failed at that,” he said. “That means I failed my family and friends as well. I don’t want them to ever be ashamed or embarrassed about being around me or knowing so. So, I apologise also to my bandmates and my mum and my dad. My wife, my brother and my kids.”