Oh, Philadelphia. What have we done? We try to have a nice time, maybe take in some music, and look what happens. A celebrity got upset here!
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme was all in a tizzy on CBC radio recently over this year’s Made in America festival—and not in a good way. Turns out Homme had some trouble before his band’s set at MiA, which, of course, makes Jay-Z a “kook” for making QOTSA play a festival where they “don’t belong.”
The root of the problem is that Homme took none too kindly to being searched before his set by a security guard for the festival. As a rock god, Josh Homme is not accustomed to having his belongings examined like us normies.
As he suggested on CBC, this is the proper protocol to follow should you see Josh Homme in public: “You shouldn’t frisk my guys, you should fuck off.” Got that, authorities?
Homme also didn’t appreciate being handed a bottle of Armand de Brignac champagne, a brand Jay-Z profits from. Josh Homme does not pose with champagne, so he “destroyed it” for being a “marketing tool,” the festival he was playing at the time (sponsored by Budweiser) obviously not being a massive extension of that concept.
So, Philadelphia, take note: Do not frisk Josh Homme. Do not give Josh Homme champagne. Do not even look at Josh Homme. You are not worthy.