Dear God! Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have made an album together
Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme have joined forces to record an album together called Post Pop Depression. Drops mic.
The pair announced their collaboration in an interview with the New York Times, revealing that album – due for release on March 18 – was recorded independently and almost entirely in secret. “We paid for whatever ourselves,” Pop said in the interview. “But it was made to be heard — not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money.” Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita played guitars and keyboards on the album and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders also contributed.
They didn’t reveal much about what the record will sound like, however, Homme did indicate that it will pick up where Iggy Pop’s 1977 album Lust For Life left off. The Queens of the Stone Age frontman also described the first time he and the band jammed with Iggy: “We get to ‘Lust for Life,’ we’re all sweating and dancing around with this moronic look on our faces. Iggy looked over at me and [winked]…with Iggy, compliments are not forthcoming. It was a real moment.”
Discussing the albums lyrical themes Pop said: “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honour?In American life, because it’s so hypercompetitive, what happens when you’re finally useless to everyone except hopefully not yourself? What happens then? And can you continue to be of use to yourself? I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran.”
Homme and Pop plan to tour the record with Fertita and Helders, alongside QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen and Chavez’s Matt Sweeney. They will make their live debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.