Will Arctic Monkeys Turn Up At QOTSA's Finsbury Park Gig?
30 June 2018, 13:26 | Updated: 30 June 2018, 16:56
With Queens of the Stone Age's huge London gig almost upon us, we examine whether Alex Turner and co could drop by.
Queens of the Stone Age's mammoth London gig takes place this Saturday (30 June), boasting impressive acts in Iggy Pop, The Hives, Miles Kane, Brody Dalle and Deap Vally, the list of rockers set to play just gets bigger and bigger.
This begs the question... could some or all of Arctic Monkeys be headed to the London park this summer? So far, it's definitely a possibility.
Josh Homme has produced and worked with the band on their last three albums, and collaborated and toured with drummer Matt Helders for Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression album, so they're already like one big happy musical family.
Miles Kane is obviously close to the Sheffield rockers, working with bandmate Alex Turner on their Last Shadow Puppets side project, and generally just loving each other like brothers.
A quick glance on the Arctic Monkeys website confirms the rockers will play Germany's Hurricane Festival, which takes place from 22-24 June, with a space being left before their TRNSMT appearance 1 July.
While a set might be a bit too much to expect from the Arabella rockers one day before their headline slot at the Glasgow festival, it's not insane to think Alex Turner might pop by for a cheeky bit of on stage banter with Miles, or that Matt Helders could get on the drum kit behind Iggy Pop.
This is where the sample for Arctic Monkeys' 505 comes from:
Lead photo credit: Alex Turner: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival, Josh Homme: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images