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Monkeys enlist Stone Age singer

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys enjoyed massive success with their first two albums

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is to produce new material by the Arctic Monkeys, he has revealed.

"We're going do some tracks and I'm really looking forward to it because I like them a lot," he told BBC 6 Music.

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helder and singer Alex Turner have often spoken about their admiration for the Californian group.

The two bands also shared the bill together last September at a concert in Houston, Texas.

They're a talented bunch of guys, it's going to be a lot of fun
Josh Homme

Homme said Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys would record the new tracks for their third album at a recording studio in the Californian desert.

"Being Arctic Monkeys, the polar opposite would be Desert Monkeys so they're going to come out and just experience that and their idea is to submerge themselves in something else and do some tracks," he said.

"That's the sort of pressure-free 'lets-do-something-cool' environment that really pays musical dividends at the end, you know? They're a talented bunch of guys - it's going to be a lot of fun."

Over the past ten years, Homme has overseen the recording of a series of collaborative albums under the title of Desert Sessions, working with various artists including PJ Harvey at the Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree.

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