Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Iggy Pop have secretly been working on an album named “Post Pop Depression” due March 18th.
Speaking with The New York Times, Homme and Pop say that the album will be a sequel to Pop’s famed 1977 collaborative album with David Bowie, “Lust for Life.”
Homme and Pop worked on “Post Pop Depression” with a band of high-profile musicians, including the Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. The band performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last week.
Although initially the guys said they wouldn’t do many live shows, they’ve announced tour dates, which are posted at www.postpopdepression.com.
Homme told Rolling Stone that he was planning to perform with his other band, Eagles of Death Metal, at their show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, on Nov. 13, which was the night of the terrorist attacks, but didn’t go because of “a stroke of fate.” Homme said that working on “Post Pop Depression” helped him get over the afterstock of the Paris attacks.
“The fact that I had this to work on, it saved me,” Homme said.