Tomorrow morning Iggy Pop and Josh Homme are giving music fans a special isolation treat by screening documentary American Valhalla for free on YouTube.
Filmed throughout 2015/2016 and directed by Homme and Andreas Neumann, the doco surrounds the recording of Iggy’s seventeenth studio album, Post Pop Depression. As legend has it, The Godfather of Punk sent a text message to Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Homme at the end of 2014 asking if he was interested in making music together. Intrigued, Homme got Iggy on the phone to chat and, within a few weeks, the two began sharing ideas for what would become Post Pop Depression, the first top 20 US album of Iggy’s career.
Iggy and Homme recruited multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita (QOTSA) and drummer Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) for the recording sessions, and the foursome bunkered down at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree and Pink Duck Studios in Burbank for two months to write the nine original songs on the album. Self-financed by Iggy and Homme, the album was a massive success and lead to an American and European tour.
American Valhalla documents the recording process and how these two titans of rock got together for one of 2016’s best albums. Along with studio outtakes, interviews and a cameo from Anthony Bourdain, the doco explores the relationship between Iggy and Homme and features incredible footage from the band’s much-lauded performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Iggy took to Instagram to announce the one-off free screening of the doco: ‘We are very dedicated to making sure you stay home. Therefore we have a treat for you on Monday. One and only screening of American Valhalla! We are excited that Eagle Rock decided to share their treasure and we all will have a chance to relive #Post PopDepression.’
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We are very dedicated to make sure you stay at home. Therefore we have a treat for you on Monday. One and only screening of American Valhalla! #stayhome #withme You can subscribe here and sign up to get a reminder. https://youtu.be/oknb3ihNivU We are excited that Eagle Rock decided to share their treasure and we all will have a chance to relive #PostPopDepression.
American Valhalla will screen on YouTube nice and early tomorrow at 7 am (AEDT), or for those in the States, 8 pm (GMT) Monday.