Hear Savages' Jehnny Beth's Halloween story about the time she stayed with Josh Homme
publish date: 2016-11-01
Savages singer Jehnny Beth celebrated Halloween by sharing her 'spookiest' story – about the time she had a scary night while staying at the house of Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme.
The 'Adore' singer was presenting the latest instalment of her Apple Beats 1 Radio show, Stop Making Sense – when she recalled the night she thought she'd encountered an intruder at the LA House of Homme and wife Brody Dalle.
'O.c. in Los Angeles, Josh Homme left me his house for three days while he was gone in the desert with his family,' said Beth. 'One night, I come home late around 3am and I found the alarm of the house unusually not responding and pressed numbers to unlock it. I looked closer. The alarm was saying something 'INTRUSION: SECTOR 34', which I knew meant that one of the doors or windows had been opened while I was away. I froze for a second there in silence with a million thoughts crossing my mind.'
She continued: 'Has someone really broken in while I was away? Does that mean that someone is here now? What should I do? Then the phone suddenly rung very loudly. 'DRIIIING, DRIIIIING'. I jumped to answer. 'Hello, this is the police officer – please state your name and give me the code of the alarm,' said the masculine voice on the other side. 'I'm a guest in the house, I'm alone, I don't know what to do, the owners are away for the weekend'…[then he said] 'State your name and the alarm code' – he sounded more like a machine than a human. I gave him my name, and the code number. Then the phone instantly hung up. It was me, alone, back in the house again.
'I listened to the silence. I didn't move. More thoughts came into my mind. I just gave my name and the alarm code number to a complete stranger on the phone? How can I be so stupid? I started panicking. My cellphone rang and it was Justin, Josh's studio assistant. 'Justin, I don't know what to do – apparently someone broke into the house…''