Queens Of The Stone Age Tease New Track, Discuss Elton John Collaboration


Queens Of The Stone Age have released a brief preview of another new track from their upcoming album, “…Like Clockwork“. Meanwhile, band frontman Josh Homme recently told Xfm just how he managed to land a cameo from (Sir) Elton John on the aforementioned new album.

Regarding the pairing he said:

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“He was in a car listening to Them Crooked Vultures and his assistant said: you need to hear Queens. The guy driving the car was an old room-mate of mine! So all of a sudden I get a phone call at my house on a Sunday. I picked up and he said: [does the voice] ‘Hello Josh, this is Elton’. I thought someone was messing with me.

He said, ‘The only thing missing from your band is an actual queen!’ I said, Honey, you have no idea.

When he walked in, he said, do you have a ballad for me or what? I said no. We tracked lived for three hours, playing a rock and roll song. We just had a blast, he became part of our band. What really dawned on me what a music lover, what a workaholic he is.

The session had gotten really dark. When he left, we were on cloud nine. We got fired into the abyss of doing something we really loved again.”

Elton is just one of the many guests to appear on the album, which will hit stores June 04th via Matador Records.