QOTSA Frontman Says He's a Katy Perry Fan

Meanwhile, Katy praises Freddie Mercury for making her "feel like a confident woman."

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During last week's (September 6) iTunes Festival performance in London, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme gave somewhat of a praise to pop singer Katy Perry.

As NME reports, Homme "declared himself a fan" of the singer while questioning the character of what he described as an "iTunes audience."

"They told me this is an iTunes audience. They said, some people may look at you and say, 'Goddamn I wish it was Katy Perry,'" the frontman said. "If it's an iTunes audience, it's an audience that just loves music... This audience is going to get drunk, get high and they're going to have sex with each other. iTunes is just here to watch."

Katy on the other hand recently praised late great Queen frontman Freddie Mercury as possibly her greatest music influence.

"Queen's track 'Killer Queen' made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15," she told Cosmopolitan magazine. "The way Freddie Mercury delivered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman; I'd say his fingerprint is all over me in general. And I also love the idea of a woman who reigns and has power, like Queen Elizabeth in the UK."

QOTSA are currently busy promoting their latest chart-topping effort "...Like Clockwork." Perry scored major success with her latest single "Roar," scoring No. 1 spot debuts in both UK and US.

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    A medal for an empty comment? Well, still beats some of the other stuff people say around here
    I had written that I assumed Josh was a fan of Katy in the way that my 'special man area' is a fan of Katy. Evidently writing p*n*s is not allowed. Bit over dramatic.
    Thank you for so aptly putting into words exactly what I was thinking!
    Shes the most tolerable pop artist around right now. I heard shes pretty nice too and i found new respect for her when she sang with that girl with autism. Shes alright in my books.
    If you watched the comment being made, Homme actually "cupped" very large breasts on his own body when referring to her. This was not at all a compliment, just a comment on her breasts.
    I'm sorry, but her voice is absolutely horrible. It's like nails on a chalkboard.
    Did Katy Perry just compare herself to Queen Elizabeth? I guess they are both useless women who are terrible representations of their respective countries...
    I like watching Katy Perry videos...with the sound turned off. She's cool and all of that stuff, but hot young female Pop stars are a dime-a-dozen. In ten years it's "Where are they now", two years later "Celebrity Rehab" (oh, now that's where)