Queens Of The Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures frontman and guitarist Josh Homme has told Paste Magazine that he’ll be appearing in a music video for country legend Glenn Campbell.
Homme will be in the video for the song “A Better Place,” which is expected to debut later this week. Homme will play the bartender, because all honorable country videos are set in a bar.
How the hell did this guest appearance come to light? “The video director, Kii Arens, is a friend and collaborator,” Homme explains.
“He asked me outta the blue and I jumped at the chance. I believe his exact words were ‘Do you want to play the bartender from The Shining in the last Glen Campbell video?’ and mine were ‘Of course I do!’”
Phat; I hate country, and I think I’d take that gig. Then, Homme tells Paste that Campbell was a musical inspiration when he was growing up.
“My parents always included country into our musical diet when I was a kid. Rhinestone Cowboy was already a huge hit, Wichita Lineman and his work with Anne Murray was being played around the house,” says Josh.
“It was just part of my soundtrack to being a kid at home. When I got a little older and into picking my own music, I realized he was in The Beach Boys, started hearing his earlier music and seeing the full scope of what an incredible guitar player and recording artist he was too. The amount of sessions and songs is incredible. He is a superstar of music. Between that and his TV show, I began to get a clue that being a musician is more than just playing an instrument.”