As Queens of the Stone Age
added a new show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to their tour itinerary, Josh Homme
and co. figured to take at least a quick jab at Miley Cyrus
' recent performance at the same venue.
The pop star's show at hand is of course this year's VMA ceremony the web's recently been buzzing about. So after the whole twerking incident, QOTSA are looking to clear the air out and turn the renowned venue into a "twerk-free-zone," Pitchfork
"On December 14 Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center will be designated as a
(relatively) twerk-free-zone as Queens of the Stone Age will play its debut headline engagement at the arena, restricting teddy bears to the merch table and returning guitars, drums and other such live instruments to the Barclays stage,"
reads the announcement.
Another rockstar who briefly touched on this year's VMAs was Dave Grohl
. The Foo Fighters
mainman shunned NY Daily News
reporter's "rock is dead comments," telling him to speak for himself
The report itself addressed the lack of diversity at this year's ceremony, calling rock, hard-core hip-hop and country "phased out."
"Today, MTV reflects its audience's tastes, they don't shape it,"
the reporter said. "But it's disappointing that, in a YouTube world filled with such amazing diversity, MTV would point us all in one direction."
As for QOTSA, the group's currently busy on the road promoting their latest effort "...Like Clockwork
." Released on June 3 through Matador Records, the album claimed No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 91,000 units shipped in the US within the first week.
The band recently posted one of the new tunes live performance clip. You can check out "I Sat by the Ocean