Queens of the Stone Age keyboardist/guitarist Dean Fertita shared his thoughts on the recent Grammys cut-off performance with Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham, expressing far less frustration than Reznor during his latest online rants.
"[The Grammys] was... different than I thought it was going to be," he told Tone Deaf. "We've kind of run the full circle of emotions over what it was and what it is, and in the end we're all really proud of what we did.
"Getting the chance to play at the Grammys for a band that feels like we're crashing the party a little bit, it was cool. It is what it is. We've come to a place where we can look at it and it was a really good experience, so we're glad we did it," Fertita concluded.
Discussing his musical journey and the state of Detroit scene, the musician noted: "Nobody f--king made it until the White Stripes did, you know. Then people realized, like, 'Oh my god, I guess it's possible here in our town. That can happen, you know?' So that's just been ingrained with me since I was young."
Dean also gave much props to Eminem, adding, "Well yeah, I mean Eminem is incredible and he did phenomenal things coming from Detroit, but you know, in our rock and roll world, nobody got out of the bar scene - ever."
QOTSA frontman Josh Homme addressed the Grammys during a recent stage rant, saying, "F--k the man, f--k Imagine Dragons and f--k the Grammys."