Monday, June 11th 2012
News: Glen Campbell
Country music legend Glen Campbell is about to unveil a music video for his song A Better Place, a retrospective look at the retured icon’s career. As Paste Magazine reports, the clip will also feature a cameo by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme.
Check out a piece of the Q&A Paste conducted with Homme on the impact Campbell had on his own career.
Q: What has Glen Campbell’s music meant to you?
Homme: My parents always included country into our musical diet when I was a kid. Rhinestone Cowboy was already a huge hit, Wichita Lineman and his work with Anne Murray was being played around the house. It was just part of my soundtrack to being a kid at home. When I got a little older and into picking my own music, I realized he was in The Beach Boys, started hearing his earlier music and seeing the full scope of what an incredible guitar player and recording artist he was too. The amount of sessions and songs is incredible. He is a superstar of music. Between that and his TV show, I began to get a clue that being a musician is more than just playing an instrument.
Q: How does it feel to be part of such a significant moment in Glen Campbell’s life, his final music video ever?
Homme: I’m ecstatic. I’m humbled. I’m lucky. I’m honored. I’d have carried lights and cameras to do it.
Q: The two of you shared some close moments on set, looking over a book of his life and career. What was that like?
Homme: I won’t forget those moments. Glen would latch onto a memory, say something meaningful, nod his head silently and turn the page. It was profound for me. We played together for a little as well and it was an honor.
Read the rest at Paste.