Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme doesn’t play too many solo shows, but he played one last night as part of London’s Meltdown Festival, which UNKLE mastermind (and previous Homme collaborator) James Lavelle curated. Homme’s set was heavy on quieter QOTSA songs, and it also included a duet with Mark Lanegan on Lanegan’s “One Hundred Days.” But the big news from the set was this: Homme debuted a solo song, an acoustic dirge called “Villains Of Circumstance.” It’s easy to imagine this one being blown out into a QOTSA stomper, but for now, it’s plenty pleasant on its own, and it’s a rare chance to hear Homme exploring the upper registers of his voice. The fan-made video below isn’t very clear visually, but the sound comes through nicely; check it out.
So: Would a Homme solo album make sense? Or is every QOTSA album already basically a Homme solo album?