Queens Of The Stone Age lynchpin Josh Homme has produced a spooky remix of a Grinderman song. Spin reports that Homme bumped into Grinderman in an LA diner last year and they agreed upon a remix, facilitated by Grinderman producer Nick Launay.
Homme had a crack at the opening track to last year’s second Grinderman album ‘ ‘Mickey Mouse And The Goodbye Man’.
The remix is certainly odd, stripping back everything to a creepy click and multiple Nick Cave vocals before lurching into a skeletal version of the original.
Grinderman have already had songs remixed by UNKLE, Adam Freeland, Barry Adamson and more.
You can hear Homme’s effort streaming here under the name of ‘Mickey Bloody Mouse’.
It’ll be available to download digitally or to buy on 12-inch vinyl on June 14.
Queens of the Stoneage once performed an appendectomy backstage at one of their concerts. The ‘No One Knows’ rockers were forced to remove an unnamed female’s appendix after a show in Munich, Germany, and while they didn’t use anaesthetic to take the pain away, the impromptu operation was a success. Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen recalled: ‘Do you wanna hear something f**ked up? There was one time when we performed an appendectomy, backstage. We forgot the anaesthesia. ‘ do know how to perform these operations, but I’d had too much to drink that day. But she’s okay. ‘t’s actually a legal matter- It’s a medical slash legal matter and I can’t say much more than that.’ Despite his claims, neither Troy nor any other members of the band – Josh Homme, Joey Castillo, Michael Shuman and Dean Fertita Â- are known to have any official medical qualifications. The group are also busy working on their sixth album, which Troy says it is being recorded at a relaxed pace. He added to website fasterlouder.com.au: ‘We’re a band that doesn’t push things, things naturally happen, and they are, and we’re kinda sprinkling this year with some touring and then doing some recording.’ Queen of the Stone Age announced earlier this week they will perform their first album in full on a string of dates in Australia and the US in March before a full European tour in May.
Josh Homme to release Queens of the Stoneage debut on own label. Josh Homme is planning on reviving his record label Rekords Rekords and plans on rereleasing Queens of the Stoneage’s 1998 self titled debut to get the party started. Coming up next will be Alain Johannes of QOTSA’s solo debut, ‘Spark’, which is a tribute to his late wife, QOTSA and Eleven keyboardist Natasha Shneider who died of cancer in 2008, followed by the second album by Mini Mansions, who feature QOTSA bassist Michael Shuman. In the past the label has released Josh Homme’s ‘Desert Sessions’ series, as well as The Eagles of Death Metal stuff. In Australia the label will be distributed by Liberator Music, part of the Mushroom Group, so the records will be readily available here. For more info, go to http://www.rekordsrekords.com/.
Arctic Monkeys Will Not Perform At Glastonbury. Indie band Arctic Monkeys have revealed that they will not playing Glastonbury Festival until they have completed their new record. The group has been working on their fourth record and has said they “wouldn’t want to blow it” and would be “back after we’d done an album and do it properly.” The Sheffield act won best live act at the NME Awards on Wednesday and will play at London’s Royal Albert Hall as a part of Roger Daltrey’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity series on March 27th, then tour around America throughout April. Drummer, Matt Helders, said the band’s diary is all about, “Detox. Then America, and then after that I think we’re quite eager to record some more. It’s exciting to be in the studio, we had a lot of fun last time, so it’s kinda the bit that we enjoy the most.” Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures frontman Josh Homme helped the band with their last album, “Humbug.” When asked whether the band would work with Homme again, Helders replied : “I don’t know. He might be a repeat offender. He promised he’d call, but he’s a busy man. We had a great time. We’d love to work with him again in some capacity. It depends. When we’re ready to record again, he might be as well, but you know what he’s like, he’s a very busy man and in demand.”
Them Crooked Vultures Not Just A One-Off. Those of us who dug the debut album from Them Crooked Vultures will be pleased to know that it was not just a one-off. The band, featuring Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Josh Homme (QOTSA) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), can’t help themselves. “You put the three of us Continue reading →
After much speculation, rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures has announced Nov. 17 as the release date for its debut album. Bandmates Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) will put the self-produced and self-titled release out on Continue reading →
The Prodigy returned this year selling over a million copies of new album ‘Invaders Must Die’ and playing a string of devastating live shows across the world that turn any gig into a festival and any festival into an snarling, pogoing orgy of full on rave power. So with the world at their feet, the bar has been set pretty high to make this three disc special edition of ‘Invaders Must Die’ a memorable end to a very special year. Featuring heavyweight underground Continue reading →
Grohl’s supergroup makes live debut. Them crooked vultures made their live debut in Chicago last night. The superband, made up of Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, played a midnight gig at the city’s Metro venue. According to The Chicago Tribune, Grohl played drums, Homme took the guitar and vocals, while Jones was on bass and keyboards. Continue reading →
ARCTIC MONKEYS got really weird and trippy on their new album, according to producer Josh Homme. The Queens of the Stone Age frontman, who co-produced the Sheffield rockers’ upcoming LP Humbug, said the four-piece “get weird” on their third offering. Speaking to US GQ magazine, he said: “This is the record where they get weird, grow up and trip out.” When asked why he decided to join them in the studio, he added: “I was sucked in at first by the lyrics. Alex sounded like a rare poet playing music – he has a special gift for the gab.” He also said drummer Matt Helders as “one of the best” in rock ‘n’ roll. Humbug is released on August 24 and the first single from it, Crying Lightning is available to download now.
We Fell To Earth, the band featuring former UNKLE member Richard File and Queens of the Stone Age / Mark Lanegan collaborator Wendy Rae Fowler, will release their self-titled debut EP on April 27th through In Stereo Records. The release coincides with their first ever UK live show at ICA in London on April 21st We Fell To Earth met when both landed in California’s High Desert. File had replaced DJ Shadow as one-half of the visionary intergalactic outfit UNKLE and was busy collaborating with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Producer Chris Goss on War Stories. Wendy Rae had played bass for the earthlings? and her voice had graced albums by artists such as QOTSA and Mark Lanegan. It was in Joshua Tree’s mythical studio Rancho de la Luna where the two crossed paths for the first time. Rich explains “I realized immediately after our first encounter that we needed to work together”The successful result of their collaboration is directly linked to their backgrounds in different musical worlds. File came from electronic dance music and beat crafting; Wendy Rae came by way of full-out rock.The whole experience comes to life on stage, with the live show consisting of a four-piece multi-instrumentalist band you can expect a musically as well as visually stunning performance. Both the record and the live act promise to rattle all of your senses
1. Lights Out
2. Careful What You Wish For
3. The Double
Tickets for the live show are priced £10