Journey Into The Desert: Inside Josh Homme’s Rock’N’Roll Odyssey
Point your car east, drive 150 miles or so out of Los Angeles and, soon enough, with a little help navigating the nothingness from the locals, you might just stumble across Rancho De La Luna. It is here that Josh Homme has assembled possibly his most ambitious, weirdest Desert Sessions project ever – and reconnected with his true self…
Plus, in the true collaborative, er, ‘spirit’ of desert sessions, we’ve teamed up with the always brilliant WeThreeClub.com once more for this week’s exclusive art print, inspired by our journey into the middle of nowhere with Josh Homme. Bonus fact: lick the paper and you’ll get a bit tipsy. Honest.
Elsewhere in the issue, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon takes the life-spanning K! Interview, All Time Low give Nothing Personal an anniversary re-recording and tell us what’s next, while Dream State reveal how their Swansea hometown made them who they are, and we trace the spiritual journey of Alcest: a French blackgaze enigma.
In the reviews section, Swedish punk legends Refused strip down their sound for one more revolution, and U.S. arena-rock heroes Alter Bridge return with all guns blazing. On the live front, Deafheaven and Touché Amoré face-off at London dual-headliner, Sleep Token stun at their sold-out headline show, and doom legends Sleep flood the seaside with wave after waves of riffs.
There’s also a PVRIS poster special, too!
All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, October 16 from all good newsagents.
QOTSA will be broadcasting a previously-unseen show to raise money for The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and Life For Paris charities.
Finally! The K! Pit is (safely) back, with Leeds crew Higher Power launching the new series in style…