Queens of the Stone Age
frontman Josh Homme
recently touched on the matter of band's new record, expressing the need to brighten up the overall vibe.
While chatting with Telegraph
, the 6 feet 5 inches tall singer/guitarist made a parallel between the latest QOTSA effort "...Like Clockwork
" and Iggy Pop's "The Idiot
"Hopefully there's a 'Lust for Life'
[Iggy's subsequent album] round the corner. Where we're at, we badly need to make a record about nice stuff birthday cakes, and unicorns,"
The frontman also admitted constantly wanting "to make
[the album] nicer, but none of it could've been said any other way."
He also shared an interesting set of stories from recording sessions with Sir Elton John
, one of the record's special guests.
"I heard from his assistant later that he was having second thoughts,"
Homme noted. "Like, 'They're just gonna want me to play piano on a ballad that they've already recorded, like everyone else.' Instead, we went in and played a rock song, and he really became a member of our band."
He continued, "He said afterwards, 'I never do this, just jam with people.' I was like, 'Shut the f--k up if there's a horse in Hampstead with a limp, you're up there playing the benefit show, with everyone else.' He said, 'Ooh, don't be a turd!'"
"...Like Clockwork" dropped on June 3 via Matador Records, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 91,000 units shipped in the US during the first week.