Earlier this year Dave Grohl revealed that Elton John would join his band Queens of the Stone Age on a song when the rock album hit stores later this year. Frontman Josh Homme had a chance to explain how that collaboration came about during a recent interview.
The scene Homme describes sounds straight from a movie. The classic rocker was riding in his car listening to Them Crooked Vultures (another Grohl side project) when his assistant recommended he turn to Queens of the Stone Age. “The guy driving the car was an old roommate of mine,” Homme told London’s XFM radio. “So all of a sudden, I get a phone call at my house on a Sunday. I picked it up and he said, ‘Hello Josh, this is Elton.’ I thought someone was messing with me.”
Elton John cut through any potential nervousness by quickly saying, “The only thing missing from your band is an actual queen.”
The only criticism of this (my own post) is that everything is Grohl-centered. In reality, these are Homme projects that Grohl joins. Mad props to Elton John for listening to “Them Crooked Vultures.” You can’t judge a book by its cover.
Elton did rock at the time of 11/17/70.
And, he co-wrote some fine tunes (Rocket Man, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting).
And, I don’t care that he became Captain Fantastic.
But, he played at that fucking homophobe Rush Limbaugh’s wedding.