Josh Homme To Appear In Glen Campbell Video

Josh Homme

This is rather interesting, in my unimportant, typically overly informed opinion.

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.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Larry

    Fuck this Josh Homme clown if that’s really him smoking in that photo. I fuckin hate cigarettes and the fuckin turds who hog up the sidewalks in NY and pollute the air with their poison fumes. One day I’m going to strap on the ear goggles, spin Ashes of the Wake an start punching smokers the fuck out. Maybe I’ll do it tomorrow. Nah, I’m busy, but I may just do it soon.

    • Johnson32

      You also are probably never going to do that