Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme insists that art should once again become musicians' top priority, as he recently condemned the greediness of the vast majority of today's artists.
Chatting with Triple J, Josh discussed the band's latest co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails, noting that more acts should opt for a similar approach.
"I think what's cool about this tour ... I've been ... For the last few years saying why don't bands, you know, co-headline together, why don't they do something. You know - lots of these festivals are like 50 or 60 bands - it's too much to sort of encapsulate ideas, too grand. I think the notion of like somewhere between six and 10 bands is much stronger," the frontman kicked off (via PRP).
"And if the wingspan of it was a little more lateral, where it was like artwork and film - I'd be into book recommendations too," Homme continued. "I'd be interested to hear what an artist I was into was reading, you know. So perhaps this is the start to it, cause there's not a lot of co-headlining going on, there's not a lot of that solidarity and kind of like, cool competition in a good way."
Focusing on the money issue, Josh added, "I think everyone's kinda chasing the dough all the time. Instead of trying to make art a little more... I know that Trent [Reznor] and myself get so obsessed with trying to set your own bar, that it's nice to sort of put bands together and like I said have that solidarity and something that’s greater than a sum of the parts."
QOTSA will spend most of the upcoming months out on the road promoting their latest studio effort "...Like Clockwork." However, the band has also announced plans for a follow-up in the near future.