Josh Homme says it is a ‘misconception’ that he changed Arctic Monkeys sound

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Josh Homme has said that the idea that he was behind Arctic Monkeys’ change in sound since their debut album is a «misconception.»

Homme worked with the band on their third album ‘Humbug’ and also provided backing vocals on the song ‘Knee Socks’ on last year’s chart-topping ‘AM.’ However, in a new interview with BBC 6 Music due to air on Sunday (July 13), Homme disputes the idea that he had anything to do with the Sheffield band’s evolution.

«I think there’s a misconception that I slowed them down or weirded them out when we worked together,» Homme said. «They’ve been playing this dangerous game of changing on every record, reaching like a rock climber for their next grip. I just love them as people.»

Earlier this year Homme revealed that his band will record the follow-up to 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ later this year, commenting that they have «more than enough songs» for a new LP.

Paramore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182 will headline Reading and Leeds Festivals 2014. It will be both Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s only UK festival appearances of the summer.