Josh Homme's performance aided by alcohol

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2011

This article is from 2011.

Josh Homme

Josh Homme

Josh Homme says alcohol makes him perform better onstage, and his favourite drinking buddy is Dave Grohl

Josh Homme says alcohol makes him perform better onstage.

The Queens of the Stone Age frontman enjoys a drink and believes it only enhances his guitar playing, adding one of his favourite drinking partners is Foo Fighters' singer Dave Grohl.

He joked: "Music has made my performance better a lot of times. Has it made it worse? No, never. Although one time I did have a glass of water and for a full five minutes I didn't know what to do.

"Dave and I are two of the funnest drinking partners that one could have, but I know that's just a hobby."

However, Josh said he and Dave do more than just drink and play music, regularly getting together to ride motorcycles and dine out.

He said: "Dave and I ride motorcycles together as well, and we like sushi. We're very foodist. Unbeknownst to each other, we both had a list of the 50 best restaurants in Los Angeles and we're trying to check them all off. I think we've done about 12 so far."

The current line-up of Queens of the Stone Age includes guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, Joey Castillo on drums, percussion, bassist Michael Shuman and Dean Fertita on keyboards and guitar and Josh insists the band has very few rules.

He explained to Q magazine: "You must speak your mind, You must be a good listener. You must be your own man, meaning you can do whatever you want but if that affects the rest of us, then we have a problem."

Queens of the Stone Age

Josh Homme brings his hip'n'heavy rock'n'roll band round again, this time performing their tracks from their acclaimed new album Like Clockwork.

Manchester Arena

Sun 19 Nov

£28.05–£44.55 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 21 Nov

Sold out / 0844 856 0202


The SSE Arena, Wembley

Sat 18 Nov

£41.50–£50.25 / 0844 815 0815


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