In 2016, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme collaborated with Iggy Pop on the superb record, Post Pop Depression. An avant-garde triumph that harked back to Pop’s seminal 70s collaborations with David Bowie.
Homme has opened up about the experience in a brand new interview with NME about the experience. An opportunity he proclaims as the coolest thing he’s done.
“For years I’d said, ‘Oh man, if I worked with Iggy, I’d do this’ but of course, that changed. I’m really glad we worked together in that moment, at that time, because he was 69 years old and he had something to say,” Homme explains. “Maybe I will actually be 69 one day and maybe I could have something to say too.
Homme delved into the process of working with Pop, revealing that he went into the project no holds barred.
“That’s the moment when every trick you’ve saved and everything you’ve ever held back, that’s the exact moment to release all those things.
“Sometimes you find yourself holding back for a reason you don’t understand and find yourself never letting go. So I told Iggy, ‘I’m not holding anything back, I’m not saving anything, this is that moment’.”
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In other news, earlier this month Josh Homme floated the idea of a Them Crooked Vulture reunion.
“The ironic thing is that we all want to do another Vultures record, and I think everyone has certain roles they play in the Vultures,” Homme told Rolling Stone.
“And in all honesty, I feel like part of Dave’s role — since he got it together the first time by saying, “Hey, do you wanna try this?” — I feel like that’s part of in his job description in Vultures.
“I have my various things that I’m supposed to do I think, but that isn’t one of them. But I’m always ready to be in Them Crooked Vultures again. I don’t chase, you know?”