Published Sep 16, 2013Ron Howard may have deemed Jay Z's Made in America Festival worthy of receiving its own documentary, but evidently Queens of the Stone Age aren't so keen. They played the event a couple of weeks back, and frontman Josh Homme has since had some some harsh words to say about the festival and its founder.
Speaking with George Stroumboulopoulos on CBC Radio 2's The Strombo Show, Homme said, "That guy's a kook, you know? He has security frisking the bands on the way in... I just told him, 'If you open up my bag then we're not playing, so I guess it's up to you now to decide whether I'm playing or not.'"
He continued, "Forget Jay Z. He also gave us some champagne and then wanted us to take a picture with it. I was like, 'That's not a gift, that's a marketing tool.' I destroyed it, 'cause I thought it was rude overall, you know? And you shouldn't frisk my guys, you should fuck off."
Listen to the interview below. Most of the comments occur around the 1:56:00 mark. At 2:16:00, he jokes, "This is me breaking Jay Z's gifts. People never say anything bad about Jay Z, do they?"
You can also hear some of the comments in the video below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.