Queens of the Stone Age rip into Imagine Dragons

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 February 2014

This article is from 2014.

Josh Homme

Josh Homme

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme ripped into LA band Imagine Dragons during a foul-mouthed rant at a gig in Texas

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme ripped into LA band Imagine Dragons during a foul-mouthed rant.

The band, who missed out on a gong for Best Rock Performance to the group at the Grammy Awards last month, also slammed the awards ceremony at a gig at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas at the weekend.

Video footage has emerged of Josh introducing their track 'I Appear Missing' and joking: "This next song is Imagine Dragons", before being heckled by the crowd, to which he responds: "Just f***ing kidding. Wait, wait, wait, you've got to admit, you're all imagining dragons right now."

He then said: "You know, f**k everything, f**k the man, f**k Imagine Dragons and f**k the Grammys, f**k all this shit.

"We're supposed to be here with you, we ain't supposed to be, like with some, like the band's d**k in our hands."

Josh then thought about the comment and added: "Although, there ain't nothing wrong with it."

The singer and his band mates - Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore - also performed at the Grammys but had their set cut short during the show's finale, which also featured Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham.

Los Angeles band Imagine Dragons, who released their album 'Night Visions' in 2012, won Best Rock Performance with their single 'Radioactive', beating Queens of the Stone Age, who were nominated for their track 'My God Is The Sun'.

Earlier this week, footage of Josh pushing an invader off the stage and calling him a "f***ing d*****bag" also surfaced online.

After pushing the man back into the crowd, he said: "Don't do that ... I don't know what you're trying to do. You're lucky I didn't f**k you up, bro. I'm here to play for you, not j**k you off, you f***ng d*****bag."

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Altrock quartet from Las Vegas.

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Sat 3 Mar 2018

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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.

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