Josh Homme: Dave Grohl is an 'amazing friend'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 May 2013

This article is from 2013.

Josh Homme

Josh Homme

Josh Homme says Dave Grohl was an "amazing friend" while recording Queens of the Stone Age's '... Like Clockwork'

Josh Homme says Dave Grohl was an "amazing friend" while recording '... Like Clockwork'.

Flame-haired rocker Josh turned to his good friend to help out with Queens of the Stone Age's upcoming album after having to let drummer Joey Castillo go from the band.

Josh told ShortList magazine: "It was a tough record to make. So tough, in fact, that I had to let Joey go, who I had been playing with for 10 years.

"So I needed to call my friend Dave and say, 'Dude I need your help.' We needed the guests because they're our friends. This record's [been] a f***ing bitch to make..."

Dave - who fronts Foo Fighters - previously drummed on the band's 'Songs for the Deaf' album, but Josh insists his input alone isn't what makes the album doesn't make the .

Josh said: "Dave has been there at these pivotal moments, but since he didn't write much of the music, I guess if someone thought it was just because of Dave I'd be like, 'Oh God, ouch!'

Josh also credits Dave with turning the atmosphere in the studio around from being difficult to enjoyable, with Josh crediting his sense of humour for helping get through the "awful" times.

He added: "That's one of the things we have in common; when things are really awful they are at their funniest."

Queens of the Stone Age

Josh Homme brings his hip'n'heavy rock'n'roll band round again, this time performing their tracks from their acclaimed new album Like Clockwork.

Manchester Arena

Sun 19 Nov

£28.05–£44.55 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 21 Nov

Sold out / 0844 856 0202

With BRONCHO.

The SSE Arena, Wembley

Sat 18 Nov

£41.85–£50.50 / 0844 815 0815

With BRONCHO.

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