QOTSA's Homme Ends Jay Z Feud

"We saw each other's point of view pretty clear," the frontman says.

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The four-month Queens of the Stone Age and Jay-Z feud sparked by the incidents at last year's edition of the rapper's Made in America festival is seemingly over, as both sides have decided to bury the hatchet.

As reported, frontman Josh Homme was shocked by the event's security, calling the rap mogul somewhat of a head case. "That guy's a kook, you know," Homme told CBS Radio. "He has his 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.'"

As Hollywood.com now reports, Josh gave a feud update during a recent Rolling Stone chat, saying, "We had a conversation, and I think we saw each other's point of view pretty clear. In fact, he told me his own family had a problem with security."

The latest QOTSA studio effort, "...Like Clockwork," saw its release in early June 2013 through Matador Records.

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    It's pretty clear that both sides had valid viewpoints. QOTSA are a pretty big band who felt like they were being treated as potential criminals, and Jay-Z is a giant in a genre that can have a lot of violence circulating it. I'm glad they sorted it out like men.
    Just because Homme criticised Jay Z in some interview it doesn't mean he was feuding with him. I mean, he was fairly civil and the criticism was constructive, it's not like he said "God, Jy Z is such a ****. I hope he dies" and it's not like he mentioned him in every interview he did and sent abusive messages to Jay Z himself (well at least I assume not). Maybe, however, if Homme was a rapper too they would exchange diss tracks or something like that, since it's such a popular thing to do in the rap community these days. (Personally I think rappers who often make diss tracks are total bellends who need to grow up)
    Doesn't sound like much of a feud, and it doesn't sound like there was some grand resolution either [to the non-existent feud]. Seems more like they agreed to disagree. Either way, sounds like Jay-Z learned it doesn't pay to f*ck with the Baby Duck.
    I dunno if this is solid reporting. In one acoustic show during questions, someone asked him about that stiuation, and he finished saying they would never play there again. He also pointed out since Jay Z's family had issues with security it was more in QOTSA's favor. Homme seemed pretty salty about it.
    Brothers, brothers, we cannot fight each other. That's what the WHITE man wants. Fight the power!