.

Josh Homme: 'F--k Imagine Dragons, F--k the Grammys'

Queens of the Stone Age frontman unleashes tirade at band's recent gig

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs in Los Angeles, California.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com
February 12, 2014 12:05 PM ET

For Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, time only deepens wounds. A little over two weeks have passed since the Grammy broadcast cut short the show's finale, which featured Queens with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham. But Homme waited until last Sunday to vent about the Grammys, who also awarded Best Rock Performance to Imagine Dragons over QOTSA.

Grammys 2014's 25 Best and Worst Moments

Right before playing . . . Like Clockwork track "I Appear Missing" at Houston's Bayou Music Center, the singer lashed out at the Las Vegas rock group. "This next song is by Imagine Dragons," he said, drawing jeers from the audience. "Just fucking kidding." He paused, keeping one hand on his mic and his other arm akimbo on his hip in a cocksure way. "Wait, wait, wait, you've got to admit, you're all imagining dragons right now," he said. "You know, fuck everything, fuck the man, fuck Imagine Dragons, fuck the Grammys, fuck all this shit.

"We're supposed to be here with you, we ain't supposed to be, like with some, like the band's dick in our hands," he added. Then, thinking better of that last quip, added, "Although there ain't nothing wrong with it."

Homme shares his ire toward the award show with his Nine Inch Nails collaborator. Within minutes of finishing the performance, Reznor tweeted "a heartfelt FUCK YOU" to the Grammys. Hours later, Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich sort of apologized. "I'm sorry he was upset," Ehrlich said. "I was really thrilled we were finally getting him on the Grammys. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get."

Watch Homme's tirade here.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com