Elton John: Queens of the Stone Age album is one of the best

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 June 2013

This article is from 2013.

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John has heaped praise on Queens of the Stone Age's new album, 'Like Clockwork', describing it as is the "best rock album" in the last five or six years

Sir Elton John thinks Queens of the Stone Age's new album is the "best rock album" in the past five or six years.

The 66-year-old singer heaped praise on the group for their 'Like Clockwork' record after making a guest appearance on the album, and he insists his collaboration with the band is one of the best moments of his career.

He said: "I've never really played on a record with a rock band like that and for me it was one of the most exciting things I've ever done.

"I think it's probably the best rock album by any band in about five or six years."

As well as being impressed with Elton's piano skills, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme was grateful to the music legend for hanging around with the band for three-and-a-half hours after recording his guest appearance.

He said: "We played for three-and-a-half hours. That's how long it took to get it.

"Then he stayed for another three-and-a-half hours and he just talked and hung out and bullsh**ted and stuff like that."

Elton's collaboration with the group came about after he rang Josh and told him he needed an "actual queen" on the album.

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

£25–£40 / 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

£41.50–£50.25 / 0844 815 0815

With BRONCHO.

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Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career.

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