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.
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.