The story of Post Pop Depression is coming your way
Julian Marszalek

10:04 9th May 2017

The story of Iggy Pop’s collaboration with Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme on the former’s Post Pop Depression album is to be told in a new documentary.

‘American Valhalla’ traces how punk forebear Iggy Pop came together with the ginger Elvis that is Josh Homme and his Queens of The Stone Age cohort Dean Fertita, and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, to record the acclaimed Pop Pop Depression.

“I became one of those singers whose career is a slave to his band,” says Iggy in the trailer. “I wanted an emotional escape, so I decided I had to strike out on my own, live and on record, to see what I was worth.”

Homme added: “So when he text me about record together I was just like… you’re in The Stooges and I’m in Queens and those are heavy things. How do you outrock The Stooges?

“Iggy certainly is a catalyst for ‘you better back up world, because here we come’.”

As previously reported on Gigwise, Queens Of The Stone Age are understood to have finished work on their seventh studio. The band was photographed at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, California, putting the finishing touches to what will be the follow-up to 2013’s …Like Clockwork.

More recently, Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall - a triple vinyl live album – flew off the shelves at this year’s Record Store Day. Which is hardly surprising really as the gig that is was taken from – Iggy and Josh and various members of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys levelling London in May 2016 – was an absolute peach. You really should’ve been there.

But hey – you’ve got this documentary to look forward to, right? Right!

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