Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) & Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) To Guest On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are set to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album. They join previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus), and the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Smith said the following about the record during an appearance on Chris Jericho‘s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast:

“We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow. We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s on a couple again. Me and Andrew are doing it.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s fucking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his fucking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track.

Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens, solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Footage From Recent Charity Concert Featuring Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etc. Members

Danny Carey (Tool), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne) recently took part in a charity concert for Malibu Elementary School. You can find some fan-filmed footage from that set below:

Josh Homme’s Daughter Reportedly Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Him

According to Spin, Camille Homme, the teenage daughter of Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone) and Brody Dalle (The Distillers), has been granted a temporary restraining order against her father. This news comes after Dalle was denied a request to get restraining orders for her and Josh’s young sons, Orrin and Wolf, who accused their father of abuse. Spin shared a summary of Camille’s court order:

“Camille alleges that Homme would punch the steering wheel and cross double yellow lines while driving, that he would mock and belittle her brother Ryder, physically abuse her brothers and threatened to kill himself after Ryder allegedly told their mother, over FaceTime, that he had ‘so many things to tell you about dad.’ She is requesting that Homme is sent to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Camille also says that she and her brothers are ‘afraid of retaliation’ from their father and that ‘we’re afraid he might hit us or continue to abuse us emotionally.”

Brody Dalle (The Distillers) Files Restraining Orders Against Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) On Behalf Of Their Sons, Judges Deny The Request

According to TMZ, Brody Dalle (The Distillers) recently filed two restraining orders against her ex-husband Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone) on behalf of their young sons, Orrin and Wolf. However, her requests have since been denied by several judges.

Rolling Stone are also reporting that the restraining orders included handwritten accounts of abuse from Orrin and Wolf. Orrin said the following:

“Joshua Homme, myself, and Dean Fertida were sitting on the couch and my dad Joshua Homme reached over and grabbed my private parts even when I told him to stop and kept saying ‘Balls’ over and over.”

Orrin also accused Homme of shoving him, throwing items at him, and hitting him in the head. He continued:

“My dad calls me a liar and a traitor. He calls me fat and tells me that my mom says I’m fat. My dad screams in my face when I’m sleeping and punches the bed. He tells me that he has murdered people.”

“My dad said he was going to murder, shoot, and kill my mom’s boyfriend Gunner. I am scared he is going to hurt to kill them.”

Wolf also shared similar accounts, while adding:

“He is scary. I am scared when I go to Dad’s.”

Homme has denied the allegations with his attorney Susan Wiesner having told Rolling Stone the following:

“The allegations made by Ms. Dalle against Mr. Homme are categorically false. In order to protect the children, we will not be making any further statements.”

Wiesner also issued a separate statement to TMZ:

“Ms. Dalle has previously brought these claims to the police, DCFS, and the presiding judge of the family law court, all of whom have declined to take any action based upon these spurious claims.”

This news comes after Homme and Dalle previously filed restraining orders against each other. It also comes after Homme recently filed a new complaint against Dalle saying that she “currently has [their] children and refuses to return them to [him] for [his] custodial time” and that she “has withheld them from school and is non-responsive as to their whereabouts.” The next hearing is currently scheduled to take place on September 13.

Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Etc. Members To Appear In Apple TV+ Series “Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson”

Mark Ronson will be hosting a new Apple TV+ mini-series called “Watch The Sound With Mark Ronson.” The show, which “explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation,” will premiere on July 30 and it will feature: Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Beastie Boys‘ Ad-Rock and Mike D, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker, and more.

Brant Bjork Says He Reached Out To Josh Homme About Possible Kyuss Reunion

During an appearance on TotalRock’s “Hobo On The Radio” podcast, Brant Bjork revealed that he approached Josh Homme about a possible Kyuss reunion. This news comes after the Queens Of The Stone Age frontman previously said that he was open to playing with the band in July 2020.

Bjork said the following when asked about Homme’s comments:

“It’s an interesting comment, and I can totally relate to his feeling, because I was really bummed the way that KYUSS broke up in ’95; I didn’t want it to end that way. So what we should have done is never broke up. Had we known as young dudes — which, let’s face it, we were young, and it’s hard to do — had we known how to keep a band together, we could have just had that band moving all along and taking breaks from time to time to pursue other things. But, yeah, it has this kind of stop and rebirth and reinvention, and, yeah, I share his frustration. But there’s always a way to do it, and it just takes communication. I’ve always said if you communicate, you can relate, and if you can relate, you can create. That’s how it works. And if you’re not communicating, then there’s gonna be absolutely no creating. And that’s where the problem is — is that we’re unable to communicate. And over the years, I think Josh and I kind of being the ones who, in a lot of ways, oversaw this band existing, in certain terms, we just have a hard time communicating. Which is interesting, because when we were kids, we were great at communicating. We were great at communicating and relating and creating, and that was what made us have the partnership that we had within the band. And then the communication broke down and we were never able to put it back together.”

“I heard his comment. And interestingly, I thought it was really fitting that it was Nick who actually called me and said, ‘Hey, you should check this out.’ I was, like, ‘Oh, yeah. For sure, man. That’s pretty trippy.’ And so I listened to it. And to be honest, it was really kind of relieving to hear him speak the way he was. I don’t talk to him, I don’t have a relationship with him anymore, so I don’t know who he is and where he is and what he does anymore. But in terms of what we have and did with KYUSS, I thought it was some healthy words and a healthy perspective on things. And it even went to the extent that a friend of mine was, like, ‘Hey, you know what? Maybe it’s a good time to reach out to him.’ And I thought, ‘Yeah, it’s not a bad idea, man.’ I think we’re at an age, and after all that we’ve done and experienced individually, and even collectively when we were younger, I think, there’s no reason for us to just kind of say, ‘Hey, man…’ Not unlike what I’m doing right now with Nick in STONER — a kind of way to say, ‘Hey, why don’t we just go back and kind of try and plug into that time before we were accomplished professional musicians.’ ‘Cause there’s a starting point to everything. Maybe there’s the ability where we can go back before all this stuff happened and try and communicate from that place. I don’t know. Maybe that’s a fantasy. I don’t know. But it was an idea. And I reached out to him. And he actually was, like, ‘Yeah, let’s talk. And I’ll get back to you.’ And I was, like, ‘All right. Cool, man.’ And then it never happened. So I don’t know what to say about that.

As far as a KYUSS reunion happening, that was my attempt at not necessarily getting the band back together but at the very least developing some communication with Josh. And it seemed at first that it might be time and [we] actually [might] be able to connect. But it didn’t happen. That was months and months and months ago, so it’s clear that it’s not gonna move forward. And who knows? Maybe he puts KYUSS together and puts his own version together or whatever. I don’t know what he’s gonna do. We’ll have to just see.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) Among Artists Featured On Paul McCartney Covers/Remix Album “McCartney III Imagined”

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme has recorded a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Lavatory Lil“ for a new covers/remix album titled “McCartney III Imagined.” That effort will be released on April 16 and it will also feature Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Beck, and more.

“McCartney III Imagined” Track Listing:

01. “Find My Way” (feat. Beck)
02. “The Kiss Of Venus” (Dominic Fike)
03. “Pretty Boys” (feat. Khruangbin)
04. “Women And Wives” (St. Vincent remix)
05. “Deep Down” (Blood Orange remix)
06. “Seize The Day” (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
07. “Slidin’” (EOB remix)
08. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” (Damon Albarn remix)
09. “Lavatory Lil” (Josh Homme)
10. “When Winter Comes” (Anderson .Paak remix)
11. “Deep Deep Feeling” (3D RDN remix)
12. “Long Tailed Winter Bird” (Idris Elba remix) (exclusive physical edition bonus track)

The effort’s first single, Dominic Fike‘s cover of “The Kiss Of Venus,” can be streamed below:

Watch Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha And Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Join Run The Jewels For “Holy Calamavote” Set

Run The Jewels recently performed their latest album “RTJ4” in full during a special concert for Adult Swim. The set aired last night (October 17) and it featured several guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zach de la Rocha, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, and more. You can watch the full show below. Eric Andre hosted the event, which was organized as part of Run The Jewels and Ben & Jerrys‘ “Holy Calamavote” initiative.

Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha And Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme To Join Run The Jewels For “RTJ4” Performance

Run The Jewels will be performing their latest album “RTJ4” in full during a special concert for Adult Swim. The set will broadcast on October 17 and it will feature several guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zach de la Rocha, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, and Mavis Staples. Comedian Eric Andre will also be on hand to host the event. After the TV debut, the performance will be shared on the Adult Swim YouTube channel. The event is part of Run The Jewels and Ben & Jerrys‘ “Holy Calamavote” initiative.

Josh Homme Has Thought About Playing With Kyuss Again

It looks like Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) may be open to playing a Kyuss reunion show one day. He recently revealed that he has considered the idea during an interview with Kyuss World Radio.

Homme had the following to say when asked if he knew Kyuss’ “…And The Circus Leaves Town” was going to be their final album:

“One aspect that I always agreed with is that bands, especially at that time, I was adamant that bands shouldn’t go on too long. At the time, I really felt like you do your best work, and when you realize you’ve done your best work, that’s when you should explode the band — to preserve it is to destroy it; that you end [the band] at the absolute apex of your creativity as a group of people. And for me, personally, and I probably should have shared this, but in my gut, I was, like, ‘We’ll do one more record, and it’ll be everything we have.’

And so when I suggested that title, I think I knew that that was it, or I felt that it was coming to a close. It just felt very sort of Edgar Allan Poe, or it felt like ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, which is one of the [most] beautiful I’ve ever seen for a book. It’s just got this beautiful ominous darkness to it. And so ‘…And The Circus Leaves Town‘ just felt timeless, and it’s over, and you watch the exit on the horizon.”

He continued after being asked about a reunion:

“My philosophy has always been, never do a reunion, never do a sequel. It’s not what it was; it’s what it is. And that’s kind of how I’ve felt. A legacy that involves having been at the epicenter of a scene that got created, it’s so fragile; it’s like an ice sculpture. And I don’t wanna be a blow dryer on that thing. That being said, I was in full support of Kyuss Lives! and I would go to the shows and I told them as much, until what Brant [Bjork] and, unfortunately, what John [Garcia] tried to do. And that was terrible.”

He also talked about the trademark lawsuit that him and Scott Reeder filed against John Garcia and Brant Bjork, who were preforming as Kyuss Lives!:

“All you have to do is show each other respect and say, ‘Hey, we wanna do this, and we wanna talk about it.’ Once Scott Reeder told me they were wanting to put out an album, I said, ‘Let’s sit down and talk.’ So Scott and I went and talked to John and Brant. Sorry, it wasn’t Brant — it was just John, because the band as it is, Brant had quit, so he wasn’t part of that, what it was when it stopped, [which was] me and Scott and John.

So I said, ‘This is a discussion for me and you and John.’ So I went and talked. And I said, ‘We should find out a way for you guys to continue that’s respectful.’ You don’t trample on what the legacy is and that you kind of let everyone understand what’s going on moving forward.

And the name they chose was a little unfortunate, ’cause it’s actually literally saying Kyuss is alive again, which wasn’t my favorite thing, but I was, like, ‘Who cares?’ But unbeknownst to me and Scott during that meeting, they’d already applied for a trademark to steal the name away.

So I’m sitting there talking to these guys in good faith, and their managers, and they’d already applied, and you have, like, 20 days to object to the application. So the notion that I’m sitting there talking in good faith about how they could continue, and meanwhile, at that exact moment, in another room somewhere, they’re applying to take the trademark for the name Kyuss so we wouldn’t own it anymore, so John and Brant would own it.

And so John had felt like he was robbing himself for something, and that’s just not right — I don’t play that way. And it also meant that they couldn’t be trusted to be honest. ‘Cause I’m sitting in a room, and instead of telling you that, it’s like being stabbed in the back, essentially.

There was no choice but to actually take action, because you can’t sit down and say, ‘Let’s talk about this,’ because now you told me that I may say something to you with my right hand, but my left hand might be stabbing you in the back. It’s made it impossible to trust what was going on.

And Scott and I both were, like, ‘Jesus.’ And it was only three people — me and John and Scott. It was, like, ‘John, what are you doing? You are allowing you and Brant to take the name from you and me and Scott.’”

Homme also added:

“I suppose at the end of the day, they didn’t need a blessing [to play Kyuss music], but I was giving it to ’em. I want those guys to do well. And they were playing Kyuss music for a generation that had only heard of it and never heard it. I didn’t see the harm in that. But trying to usurp it and take it away was just like dirty pool.

The problem with all that stuff is that in a lawsuit or something like that, everyone loses; everyone looks bad. People that have loved Kyuss for so long go, ‘Fuck these guys.’ And that’s terrible. That’s why I say it’s so fragile. That’s why I say I’ve always wanted to err on the side of don’t finger bang the ice sculpture; it’s gonna break.

If you don’t touch it, it’s just classic. But you don’t punctuate the end of a band with a lawsuit. Those things are tragic, and they’re awful. And then they lost, because, of course, you lose when you do things like that. But that damage is awful.

But to be honest with you, and to answer your question, there have been times I thought it cannot end that way, and the only real way to end it correctly now would be to play. And because they sort of perverted the punctuation and they knocked the wing off this beautiful dragon that’s an ice sculpture, and the only way to put the motherfucking wing back on would be to [play again].

I have thought about this, especially in the last few years, to do something special, and even to make up for that mistake of Brant and, unfortunately, John, to make up for it. [I thought we should] play and give all the money away.

Like, play for the fans — cover your costs and make it five bucks. Figure out a way to be, like, this is how the punctuation will end the sentence of this band. Because it was never about money — it never was about money.

It never was about fame, and when it felt like that was the move they were making, I was so sad.”

[via Blabbermouth]