Josh Homme has said that the idea that he was behind Arctic Monkeys' change in sound since their debut album is a "misconception."
As NME notes, Homme worked with the band on their third album "Humbug" and also provided backing vocals on the songs "Knee Socks" and "One for the Road" on last year's chart-topping "AM." However, in a new interview with BBC 6 Music due to air on Sunday (July 13), Homme disputes the idea that he had anything to do with the Sheffield band's evolution.
"I think there's a misconception that I slowed them down or weirded them out when we worked together," Homme said. "They've been playing this dangerous game of changing on every record, reaching like a rock climber for their next grip. I just love them as people."
Earlier this year Homme revealed that his band will record the follow-up to 2013's "...Like Clockwork" later this year, commenting that they have "more than enough songs" for a new LP.
Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014 alongside with Paramore and Blink-182. It will be both Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore's only UK festival appearances of the summer.