Listen to Josh Homme’s festive take on ‘Silent Night’

There is also a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has released his own festive take on ‘Silent Night’ ‘ – together with a reading of the classic Christmas tale, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ later this week.

‘Silent Night’ is a charity single and features Australian blues singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking. It’s available both on 7″ vinyl and to stream. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ features on the B-side and features Brody Dalle, Josh Homme and “their three merry-making elves.”

A press release from the band read: “Queens of the Stone Age’ are working off the holiday spread in advance. The band is spreading year-end tidings of comfort and joy whether you want it or not.”

Silent Night

Silent Night, an album by Josh Homme on Spotify

Recorded during QOTSA’s 2017 tour of Australia in East Freemantle, the single is available now whilst the limited edition vinyl will be released on December 14 and can be purchased here.

The sales from the track will all go to ‘Sweet Stuff Foundation’, a non-profit charity created by Homme in 2013 to help career musicians, recording engineers and their families struggling with illness and disability.

Part of the proceeds will also go to ‘Support Act’, a charity with a similar ethos that was founded in Australia in 1997 by AMCOS, APRA, ARIA and PPCA.

Back in November, Homme released a new song called ‘Cruel, Cruel World’ to the soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption 2.

The second instalment of the Western-themed video game was released on October 26. Its soundtrack features music from the likes of Ennio Morricone, José González, Colin Stetson, and Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore.

After the main soundtrack was shared upon the game’s release, more hidden tracks have come to light. The latest sees QOTSA frontman Homme singing an acoustic ballad written by Brian Eno collaborator Daniel Lanois.