Josh Homme: ‘Fuck Imagine Dragons and fuck the Grammys’

Josh Homme

Josh Homme

Queens Of The Stone Age singer blasts LA band during gig

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme ripped into both Imagine Dragons and the Grammy Awards during a gig in Texas.

LA band Imagine Dragons, who released their debut album ‘Night Visions’ in 2012, took home the gong for Best Rock Performance with their single ‘Radioactive’ at last month’s Grammy Awards (January 26). They beat Queens Of The Stone Age in the category, who were nominated for their track ‘My God Is The Sun’
Homme addressed Imagine Dragons’ victory while performing in Houston, Texas earlier this week (February 9). He introduced their track ‘I Appear Missing’ by joking “This next song is by Imagine Dragons” and, when the crowd heckled, he added: “Fuck everything. Fuck the man. Fuck Imagine Dragons and fuck the Grammys.”

Earlier this week, concert footage of Homme pushing a stage invader off the stage and calling him a “fucking douchebag” also surfaced online. After pushing the man back into the crowd, Homme said to audience cheers: “Don’t do that… I don’t know what you’re trying to do. You’re lucky I didn’t fuck you up, bro. I’m here to play for you, not jerk you off, you fucking douchebag.”

Homme recently said that his band will record the follow-up to 2013’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ later this year. Asked by Rolling Stone if they’d be recording another album soon, Homme commented: “Absolutely. We have more than enough songs. We’re booked ’til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going.”

Meanwhile, Homme is set to make a guest appearance on American sketch comedy Portlandia when it returns for its fourth season this year. The show, which is written and performed by Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag singer Carrie Brownstein and ex-Saturday Night Live regular Fred Armisen, takes a satirical look at the hipster scene in Portland, Oregon and the various characters that inhabit the area. Season four of Portlandia will premiere in the US on February 27

Trent Reznor Blasts Grammys With ‘A Heartfelt F–k You’ Tweet

Queens of the Stone Age Thrash Grammys With Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor

Daft Punk’s big night at the Grammys turned into Taiwanese animation!!!

The Big question at the Grammys: Can someone tell me who the fuck Daft Punk is?

As you may recall, following Arcade Fire’s earth-shattering Album of the Year win at the 2012 Grammys, a Tumblr page was launched compiling various tweets asking, “Who is Arcade Fire?”. Though music writers and bloggers chuckled along, it wasn’t that outrageous of a question. At the time, Arcade Fire was still a relatively unknown band to mainstream America, a quirky group of Canadians signed to an independent record label and who dressed in funny outfits.

Surely, Daft Punk wouldn’t suffer from similar obscurity. After all, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have been heavyweights in music for two decades, with more than a few chart-topping songs to their name. They’ve even performed at the Grammys before, teaming with Kanye West for “Stronger”. So, yea, surely no one would tweet, “Who is Daft Punk?”.

"I thought we were known here.... "

“I thought we were known here…. “

Music fans weren’t the only ones disappointed by CBS pulling the plug early on the Grammys finale last night. About 45 minutes after the broadcast, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor unleashed an invective on Twitter at the awards show’s organizers, playing with its tagline. “Music’s biggest night. . . to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys,” he wrote.

“Music’s biggest night. . . to be disrespected,” NIN leader wrote after show-ending performance was cut off.

Although Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl were all nominated for Grammys this year, only the drummer took home a trophy what Jay Z affectionately called a “gold sippy cup.” The Foo Fighters frontman Grammys for Best Rock Song – for “Cut Me Some Slack,” his collaboration with Paul McCartney and former members of Nirvana – and for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Sound City: Real to Reel, an album that featured him playing with Reznor and Queens’ Josh Homme on the track “Mantra.”

Queens of the Stone Age had been nominated in three categories. And finally, likely adding to Reznor’s ire, Nine Inch Nails’ 2013 LP Hesitation Marks had been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. It lost to Vampire Weekend, whose Modern Vampires of the City earned them the trophy.

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Video: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Lindsey Buckingham destroy Grammys

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Trent Reznor Blasts Grammys With ‘A Heartfelt Fuck You’ Tweet.

What better way to close out the 2014 Grammys then with a super group for the ages. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham joined forces for an epic, once-in-a-life performance of rock and roll excellence. Homme and Buckingham manned guitar and Grohl did his thing on drums as Reznor got things start with a rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Copy of A”. Homme then took over lead for Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God Is the Sun”, though was tragically cut short in favor of a Delta commercial. Bet that would never have happened to Taylor Swift. #NoRespect. Catch the replay below.

For a complete list of Grammy winners (who cares???), click here. Watch other Grammy performances, including Beyoncé and Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Lorde, and more, by clicking here.

The awards show had been running about 15 minutes late by the time Nine Inch Nails took the stage with Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl. The supergroup was able to play two songs – NIN’s “Copy of A” and most of Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God Is the Sun” – before the TV network ran ads for its programming and for an airline sponsor, all with the music going on in the background. Considering the group members had all played together in various configurations, the rest of their set remained a mystery to TV viewers.

WHAT A MESS!

An All-Star Grammy Tribute To Joe Strummer

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Joe Strummer

“Joe was into the individual: You’ve got to do what’s right for you,” said Slattery. “You’ve got to follow what’s in your heart and not what’s in someone else’s heart. Tuning in to your own spirit: that’s what people should take from Joe.”

Who doesn’t love a supergroup? That’s a rhetorical question — we all do. For instance, if you had the option of watching a band made up of Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, and Steven Van Zandt take the stage, how could you say no?

You don’t. You can’t.

But wait, it gets so much better. What if this fab foursome came together to honor the late Joe Strummer? At the 2003 Grammy Awards, just months after Strummer’s untimely death in December 2002, they did just that, bound together in solidarity to honor a fellow iconoclastic rock giant with one of the most iconic songs in rock and roll. “London Calling” always had a certain grandiosity to it, but that night it took on a whole new kind of awesome righteousness. There they were, the Four Horsemen of Rock if there ever was one, standing side by side, trading off verses one by one in memory of Strummer and The Clash. It was enough to bring a tear to the eye of every self-respecting punk.

Tributes are nothing new, especially on a stage as big as the Grammys. Still, when they’re done right and with true grit and spirit, it makes for an indelible memory that stays with you even a decade later. For all of the bombast and over-indulgence that can often saddle big award shows, all it takes is a moment like this to make it all worthwhile.

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