Iggy Pop and Josh Homme record album with Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 January 2016
Iggy Pop, Josh Homme and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders have teamed up to make an album, 'Post Pop Depression' which will be released in March
Iggy Pop, Josh Homme and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders have recorded an album together.
The trio of rockers have teamed up to make 'Post Pop Depression' - which will be released in March - which was recorded in secret over a year ago between Josh's two studios in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree and Pink Duck in Los Angeles.
The tracks are influenced by Iggy's solo album 'Lust for Life', which was produced by the late David Bowie in 1977.
Explaining the influence of the album on their new music, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh, 42, said: "Where those records pointed, it stopped ... But without copying it, that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can't see these two records any more."
Iggy, 68, has also revealed the album's theme is inspired by his advancing years and the encroachment of the end of his life.
He said: "In American life, because it's so hyper-competitive, 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."
As well as Iggy, Josh and Matt, 'Post Pop Depression' also features Dean Fertita, from Queens of the Stone Age, and the Dead Weather, on guitars and keyboards.