It’s no secret that Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl are great mates, having recorded countless songs with each other, and even stating that they want to “take over the fucking world together”. But a recent interview has revealed how Dave Grohl had to be “turfed out” of the recording studio while Queens Of The Stone Age were working on their newest record.
In an interview with Q Magazine, Josh Homme explained how he was feeling rather “frustrated” about a particular song in the studio one day, before Grohl told him, “You know, not every song is gonna be your best song.” “I thought that was good advice,” said Homme. “But I said, ‘Why? Why not? Why can’t every song be the best versions of itself?’ I think both of those are right.”
However, it seems as though Homme’s tensions seemed to rise during the recording sessions, and risked reaching breaking point. Homme explained that Grohl had gotten rather tipsy one night, and turned up at the recording studio, “enjoying himself” a little too much. In fear that the tense atmosphere might be made worse by Grohl’s presence, producer Mark Ronson, kicked Grohl out of the studio.
“I didn’t see it because I was [in the studio] wrestling an alligator,” Homme said. “But in this case Ronson is the new guy and he was very sweet and was protecting me. Maybe in his own mind he thought he was protecting Dave too.”
Speaking of his difficulty with recording the track, which he wrote for a loved one, Homme said “The chorus is almost as inspirational for me and that’s harder to do. It’s hard to say ‘I love you’ sometimes, without sounding really saccharine and like a goof, there is a way to say all things.”
While it seems like Mark Ronson managed to keep the two rock legends from any studio arguments, we’re sorting of wishing that we were there to witness the craziness that is a drunk Dave Grohl being forced to leave the recording studio.
Queens Of The Stone Age’s new record, Villians, is due out this month. Check out ‘The Way You Used To’, from the record, below.