Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan Share Sha-La-La-ing Anthony Bourdain Theme Song

Duo's latest Bourdain ditty airs on new CNN show

Josh Homme, Mark Lanegan, Anthony Bourdain, 'Parts Unknown,' theme song
TV chef presumably among guests on new Queens of the Stone Age album
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Queens of the Stone Age have a long history of collaborations with Anthony Bourdain. SPIN once even interviewed the TV chef about it. QOTSA, of course, are getting set to release new album ...Like Clockwork on June 4 via Matador Records, and they've already unveiled muscular single "My God Is the Sun." The record's many guests include returning QOTSA hand (and former Screaming Trees belter) Mark Lanegan. Now, as Antiquiet points out, QOTSA main man Josh Homme has teamed up with Lanegan to record the theme song for Bourdain's new CNN show Parts Unknown.

The results are definitely theme-song-y, with ample sha-la-las. But hearing Homme and Lanegan trade gravelly croons and big-room howls over sweaty guitars is still a treat. "I took a walk through this beautiful world / Felt the cool rain on my shoulder," the two sing. The episode is set in Myanmar, also the source of Fall Out Boy's new album cover art, and Bourdain treats the southeast Asian nation's troubled history with appropriate seriousness and respect.

Watch over at CNN by fast-forwarding to the 50-second mark.

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