January 21, 2016


Iggy Pop & Queens of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Collab Album, Tour Coming

Queens of the Stone (@queensofthestoneage on Instagram)
Queens of the Stone (@queensofthestoneage on Instagram)

That tease-y Queens of the Stone Age Instagram of frontman Josh Homme and rock legend Iggy Pop in shadow with the hashtag #Iggy Pop and #postpopdepression? It is indeed a Pop/Homme collab album due in March on Loma Vista, according to the New York Times. And there will be a few theater shows as well.

The record, Post Pop Depression, will also feature Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita (the latter also of The Dead Weather), as well as Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders on drums. To sweeten the pot, the group will debut on The Late Show with Steven Colbert tonight (Jan. 21).

Homme and Pop revealed that they began writing the album’s nine songs in secrecy last January after Pop texted an offer to collaborate. That text was followed by Pop sending Homme a “dossier” of quotes, lyrics, and notes about making albums with David Bowie, the latter of which Homme specifically asked. 

As for a tour, Homme told the New York Times they’ll be playing a few theaters: “There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places, and you won’t be able to get a ticket,” Homme said. “So almost everyone won’t see it. It will be like trying to catch smoke in your hands.”

Meanwhile, Homme and Pop are already slated to be in the epic “loudest silent movie on earth," Gutterdämmerung, which also features the late Lemmy Kilmister.

And to help the victim’s of the Paris terrorist attacks, one of which took place at a concert of Homme’s other band Eagles of Death Metal, his Sweet Stuff Foundation will continue to collect donations through Jan. 31.