Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme instigated a brawl with Dwarves singer Blag Dahlia at Los Angeles’ Dragonfly club Wednesday night.
After appearing backstage before the Dwarves’ midnight show, Homme began pouring beer over Dahlia’s head while singing, “Whatcha gonna do?” According to eyewitnesses, after the two pushed each other, Homme struck Dahlia over the head with a beer bottle.
Despite the blow, Blag performed as planned. After the show, his wife drove him to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where he received stitches and was released early Thursday morning. Police were not called, but security promptly removed Homme from the venue.
“He seemed very angry,” Dahlia joked Thursday. “It was almost as if somebody made him listen to one of his records.”
Eagles of Death Metal frontman and Homme friend Jesse Hughes saw the incident a bit differently, saying that Homme merely punched Dahlia after he was pushed. As for how Dahlia bled, Harris said, “You ever been to a Dwarves show?”
Homme’s beef with the Dwarves stems from the veteran punks’ “Massacre,” off their new album The Dwarves Must Die. The song includes the lyrics, “This one goes out to Queens of the Trust Fund/You slept on my floor/And now I’m sleeping through your motherfucking album.” Bassist Nick Oliveri, who was kicked out of QOTSA in February, guests on the track.