It seems you like to write parts around Josh Homme’s guitar and there is a great chemistry between the two of you in that respect:
“Yeah. Josh loves drums and he’s a drummer himself and so I think with the Queens Of The Stone Age especially, it is a very guitar and drum-driven band. With the chemistry, there’s the things I know the band do really well live - stopping on a dime and turning things around - which is really with all of us.
“As a player you speak this language with people you’re playing with. It’s unspeakable but you are able to communicate with people that you’re playing with and you know what’s going on.
“Having played with Josh this long now, I can feel when he wants to push or sit back on something or if he wants to turn on something, it’s pretty apparent.”
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