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In that video rafinha posted, I don't think Homme sounds like a douche at all. Think of it like a heckler at a comedy show. They are interrupting the experience that the entertainer is trying to provide. I don't see why it's bad to call someone out on that. He could have said something more clever I guess, but I don't think he's a douchebag for that.
Now, if what stinkbutt posted earlier about him doing the same rants multiple days, that's a weird act that I wouldn't buy into. I'm interested to hear more about that and if other people have seen him do that as well.
I've seen QOTSA 5 times ( TCV as well) and have never experienced Homme being anything but a gentleman to the crowd.
Does he have a coat of arms?
Well now he's crossed the line:
To be fair Imagine Dragons and the Grammys are shit
Josh Homme doesn't hold back from criticizing people, that is for sure. He also criticized Jay-Z's Made in America festival (and Jay-Z himself) because security asked to frisk him & the band when they arrived. Then I guess Jay-Z came by with a gift -- a bottle of champagne that he is linked to somehow -- and asked the band to take a photo with it, which Homme said rubbed him the wrong way. I think the quote was, "That's not a gift; that's a promotion" or something along those lines. Anyway, I think that's just Homme being Homme.
He used the mic to call out security later during that set as well (around the 35 min mark):
Guess at the El Paso show last night he ended their closer, song for the dead, about a minute into it. He walks over, pulls the bass cab down, hangs the guitar on his mic stand, walks back and knocks the drum kit over. Not sure what happened, some said technical difficulties, so instead of stopping the show for a fix he just ended it. There is a shitty cell phone vid on youtube, but I don't feel like finding it right now.
Would pay top dollar to see someone actually get up on stage and beat his ass
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Bad ass show nonetheless
Until Josh Homme publicly apologizes to Viacom via a Rolling Stone cover story, let's lay off the Billy Joe Armstrong comparisons.
There is a couple that we have known for a few years, since our kids stated school together. Had them over for my wife's birthday party and they saw my queens posters and the pic I have of Josh and I. Turns out the husband went to high school with Josh, and he and his wife attended many of the infamous generator parties, kyuss shows, etc. Josh's dad was also the guy's mentor when he was getting into the construction field. Cool story bro.
I personally prefer the Morrissey approach, so classy
Morrissey is no stranger to leaving the stage in a hissy fit, and generally acting like a cry baby. Anybody that loves the Smiths or Morrissey pretty much knows to expect this bitchy behavior whenever he plays. It's funny as hell to me, especially the "I hope to God it's human" quote years back at Coachella.
I arrived in America's airport with clothings, US dollars, and a jar of gypsy tears to protect me from AIDS.