Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme may have a reputation as a bit of a badass, but fans will get a chance to see his softer side next month when he appears on CBeebies 'Bedtime Story'.

Homme will be following in the footsteps of actor Tom Hardy and Elbow's Guy Garvey when he reads a story for the children's channel.

He'll be reading 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson, and it'll be broadcast on Friday, October 6th at 6.50pm.

A spokesman said "He tells the story of Zog, a student of Madam Dragon’s school, who is very accident-prone. Will a mysterious little girl help him win a golden star?”, adding that two more stories read by Homme were also in the can, to be broadcast at a later date.