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Here’s A New Song That Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Secretly Wrote Together



So it turns out that while we’ve all been scratching our asses and drinking affordable lagers, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has been secretly writing an album with Iggy Pop. Yeah, who knew? No one, which I guess was the point.

In an interview with the New York Times, Homme describes the album as “a victory lap for a man who’s not sure if he won.” He goes on to say that the album kept him from sinking into depression after narrowly missing the Paris terrorist attacks, where  Eagles of Death Metal was playing without him:

“I wasn’t there by a stroke of fate. I guess it was my fate to be home and to bring them home. Bad things are like a sunset, they dissipate over time. But this is a long sunset. My dearest friends – how will they un-see that?

“The fact that I had this to work on, it saved me.”

Iggy has released a new track from the album named “Gardenia,” and it’s, well, more latter-day Iggy Pop than Queens Of The Stone Age. If anything, the track has a lot of Bowie in its music, lyrics, and attitude; whether that was an intentional tribute on Iggy’s party, I don’t know. It’s not terribly metal, but it has a certain something to it. Plus, Iggy Pop sounds like a preacher possessed by the Devil, so hearing his voice is always a plus.

Listen to “Gardenia” below. The album, Post Pop Depresison, drops March 18th.

[via Metal Hammer]

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