Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Covers Johnny Cash with Florence + the Machine
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme may be in the news lately for suing his former Kyuss bandmates over Kyuss Lives! naming trademark issues, but the singer/guitarist is making waves in a whole other way. Homme partnered with British diva Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine to do a yin-yang, male-female vocal duet on the Johnny Cash and June Carter tune ‘Jackson.’ Boy did, Homme and Flo make this classic song their own with their unforgettable rendition.
The performance is part of Florence + the Machine’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ special, which airs on April 8. The music from the performance will be available on iTunes and in stores after the performance airs, so if you like what you hear, then you should definitely tune in to see how Homme and Welch play off one another visually. While this is just a taste of what’s to come, Loudwire is going to venture a guess that this duet was one of the highlights of the night.
Welch’s haunting, ethereal style, paired with Homme’s deep, assertive twang, make this a duet for the ages. Plus, they both have red hair. We like hearing Homme flex other creative muscles, as he did here.