Published On: October 25, 2019 01:12 PM NPT By: Agencies

Motorhead’s Lemmy was supposed to be on Josh Homme’s new ‘Desert Sessions’

Motorhead’s Lemmy was supposed to be on Josh Homme’s new ‘Desert Sessions’


Late Motorhead icon Lemmy Kilmister was originally expected to take part in Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's latest "Desert Sessions," the two-volume Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12, out Friday (Oct. 25).

That's what's revealed in a new interview highlighting the symbiotic atmosphere underpinning Homme's revived collaborative album series, which returns this week with the dual-pronged Arrivederci Despair (Vol. 11) and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels (Vol. 12) following a 16-year hiatus. As originally envisioned by Homme, Kilmister was set to team up with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons on a "Desert Sessions" track. Unfortunately, scheduling issues ultimately prevented the partnership of rock and roll all-stars.

"I really need to push harder when I feel something really strongly," Homme told the Los Angeles Times of the missed opportunity to get the Motorhead founder together with Gibbons. "This is an opportunity to play Cupid [between musicians] and to watch and sonically capture that love affair."

But that doesn't mean Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12 won't have its fair share of star power. As it is, the set includes contributions from Primus' Les Claypool, Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and many other rock artists, in addition to the renowned ZZ Top guitarist.

Before Kilmister's 2015 death, both he and Gibbons had agreed to be a part of the series. However, Homme's work on Iggy Pop's 2016 album Post Pop Depression delayed the pair's recording session.

When the Motorhead frontman died, Homme delivered a fitting eulogy for the musician on Queens of the Stone Age's Instagram. In it, he remembered Kilmister as a hardy and pragmatic bandleader.



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