Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are featured on the new version of Paul McCartney’s “Lavatory Lil.” You can listen below.
Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr recently told Apple Music About Working With Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme.
“Yeah, this kicked it all off. He guided our ship in the correct direction. It was a moment. It was such a moment. Totally, totally…. We got to know each other really well, because obviously I’m a fan boy, but that only goes so far. I feel like we really got to know each other. It got to the point where I think when we’re actually in the studio, it was more so about the fact that we all have such a connection now and we’ve been through so much together and we couldn’t think of anything more fun.
It was followed up from the desert sessions, I think. I was working with Josh on that and seeing him in a producer role. I wasn’t surprised by it, but watching him produce, he’s so amazing with people and his chameleon able to… yeah, just how he works with individuals and really gets the best out of everyone. I think what inspired me was being in that studio and there’s no one from the industry around. It’s his world and it’s lawless and anything goes. He’s done his own thing in his own studio.
It inspired me even more so to go and chase that for myself and find an environment where we could lock the doors and it could just be me and Ben and we could work out exactly who we are. It felt like graduation, like I was graduating.”