AceShowbiz - Here's a collaboration that would make %cQueens of the Stone Age% and %cThe Stooges% fans squeal. %cJosh Homme% and %cIggy Pop% were secretly teaming up for an album which will be released on March 18.
First taste of their music will be debuted on Thursday, January 21 night on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". The album, titled "c", will be supported by a short tour which is yet announced.
Homme and Pop began working on the album in January last year after the latter texted the former about recording together. Homme had his hesitation but later agreed because he partly owed the breakup of his first group Kyuss to Pop's "Lust for Life" and "The Idiot". Homme felt like he could not achieve what Pop did in those albums, so he dissolved the band and went on gaining success as the frontman of QOTSA.
Pop sent Homme some potential lyrics, notes and writings, including about the days he spent with the late %cDavid Bowie% in Berlin. Three months later, Homme sent back raw poems and songs that prompted both to enter the studio together. Nine tracks from the album were recorded at Homme's hose studio in Joshua Tree and in his studio in Burbank.
They initially went indie with the record but eventually signed a distribution deal with Loma Vista. "We paid for whatever ourselves. But it was made to be heard - not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money," Pop said about the recording process. Homme added, "This was to go where neither of us had gone before. That was the agreement. And to go all the way."
Speaking of the album's concept, Pop said, "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."
"Post Pop Depression" was supported by %cDean Fertita% of QOTSA on guitar and keyboards, as well as %cMatt Helders% of %cArctic Monkeys% on drums. Both of them will join Pop and Homme on the tour along with guitarist %cTroy Van Leeuwen% and bassist %cMatt Sweeney%.