UNCUT: Did you feel pressure about going it alone?
JOSH HOMME: No. I think I’m built for situations like that. I felt really free, like I could do anything, because no one would know what to expect. It was actually really comfortable. I just did what I learned to do on the other three records.
It starts off really tight, then goes off on a tangent. Accident or design?
We start doing it, basically, midway through the album. It goes through a series of aggro left and right punches, into making out, and then doing it.
How did Brody and Shirley Manson get involved?
They were drinking wine in the other room. So I was like, ‘Hey you sexy babies, can you sing on my record?’ I’ll be damned if they didn’t go ahead and do it.
They’re about my life…. So yeah, she’s in there somewhere. How’s that for vague?
How are things with Nick?
Well, I’m going to record three or four tracks on his new record. So obviously, we can’t stand each other.