QOTSA's Homme: 'F--k Imagine Dragons, F--k Grammys!'

Frontman not too fond of the band that beat QOTSA at this year's Grammys.

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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme bashed this year's Grammy winners Imagine Dragons during the latest QOTSA's show in Houston.

"This next song is by Imagine Dragons," Homme said as the crowd began booing. According to Alternative Nation, Josh then added he was joking, also saying, "F--k the man, f--k Imagine Dragons and f--k the Grammys!"

Imagine Dragons beat QOTSA in Best Rock Performance category, as the band's "Radioactive" hit track triumphed over "My God Is the Sun," as well as the live rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," Jack White's "I'm Shakin'" and more.

Homme seems to be quite prone to stage outbursts these days. As reported, the frontman threw an invading fan off stage during a February 4 Florida gig. "Don't do that... I don't know what you're trying to do. You're lucky I didn't f--k you up, bro. I'm here to play for you, not jerk you off, you f--king douchebag!" Josh said.

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    stiltsdajumz
    Josh has been pissed off lately a lot.
    guitarhero923
    I'm pretty sure ...Like Clockwork is not really what he wanted for their new album. He even said I he wanted to go back to the style of their debut. Maybe he's not satisfied with the album and that is what is angering him. MAYBE, with all this anger, he'll put out a heavy album like previous Queens.
    Burnzyburns
    When he was younger he was always seemed kind of the alpha male and a bit of a dick; not that he wasn't still funny and intelligent. The media stuff he did promoting Like Clockwork he was a little more laid back and just way happier looking than I'd ever seen him. Sucks for him that didn't last.
    JuteJute
    While i dont like imagine dragons at all, i think acting like that is childish and unprofessional. Yea im sorry, let the down votes flow.
    ruipalmeira
    well, they did win "best rock performance" with radioactive. the least "rock" song of all time.
    acdcfan34
    Coldplay's Viva la Vida won Best Rock Song one year and that one is probably even less "rock" than Radioactive, which is so sad. The definition people have for rock music these days is atrocious.
    ibanez124
    It is sad how they lump so much music into "Rock" that has no business being there
    GuitardudeDK
    And then there's some people who need to look up the definition of rock. Either the definition has changed, or people just never actually looked up what it means, and just assumes, that hard rock is the only type of rock that exists.
    acdcfan34
    I never said that hard rock is the only kind of rock. Viva la Vida doesn't have a single "rock" instrument in it besides a sporadic bass note. And that is my point.
    PedroMSAlmeida
    Atually Viva la vida is a plagium from a rock song from Joe... They have that in their favor haha
    kramer242
    the grammies are like of branch off the labels. it does not matter if who wins is a valid choice. It is about which garbage is to be crammed down our throat like a herpes infested cock.
    UncleBluck
    Imagine Dragons are about as rock as Miley Cyrus.....there is very little Rock being produced anymore....just some peoples warped idea of what Rock has become....its called POP.....I don't blame Homme...he's right
    Brandon1993
    Are you talking about mainstream or in general when it comes to this "there is very little Rock being produced anymore....just some peoples warped idea of what Rock has become....its called POP"? Because if you're talking in general then you sir are ignorant.
    acdcfan34
    There's tons of great, real rock music being made these days. It is rarely accepted by the mainstream though.
    third(-)eye
    I'm cool with him saying **** the Grammys, he has every right to do that and he has every right to be upset with how they went, considering he lost to a song that wasn't even rock and got cut off during his set. But blaming Imagine Dragons, regardless of how much ass I think they suck, is immature. It's not their fault if people don't understand what rock is.
    La_Deux_Machina
    The theme of the whole night was "we can do whatever the **** we want." He does whatever he wants, says whatever he wants. And that's what makes him Josh Homme. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. For all we know Imagine Dragons could be saying the same thing about QOTSA.
    jpcl
    Jesus everything today is a news story that spools up controversy. Bunch of drama queens with nothing better to do with their life.
    l0ld4v3
    While I don't like imagine dragons at all, I say **** 'em. And **** the grammy's too. Homme is 100% on this one.
    morbidguitar
    Only some people around here are "cool" enough to say things like that. Im def not one of them.
    theguitarerguy
    Well it started out as a joke, like "This song is by Imagine Dragons. Just kidding." but then he got kinda homophobic and over the top about it. It is his persona, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't have any boundaries on what to say.
    rmack4341
    Homophobic? Seriously? Enough with the PC police.
    third(-)eye
    Hommeophobic?
    La_Deux_Machina
    Ahh man this made me laugh…. But in all serious how can he be homophobic? I mean, the name is QUEENS of the stone age…supposedly because KINGS would sound too manly or something like that.
    theguitarerguy
    What? Okay, maybe not homophobic, but he was saying some stuff about ID that was a bit unnecessary. I mean they are still musicians.
    bifteksupernova
    How was it at all homophobic?
    matt.potter.lol
    If you were at the concert, he began to make jokes along the lines of, "We're not play Imagine Dragons, we don't have a dick in our mouths. Not that there's anything wrong with that." I wasn't offended, but I can see why some people would be.
    BoobuleeGroovin
    In this context having a dick in your mouth has nothing to do with sexuality
    skeetlzz
    "A great man once said, 'Everything in the world is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.'" - Francis Underwood
    HitmanJenkins
    The only time Josh Homme was homophobic was at that Norwegian festival, I've not recalled him saying anything homophobic since then.
    PoopietheClown
    ****ing libtard
    iommi600
    "Look, a liberal made a mistake! Therefore, all liberals are wrong!" #conservaparty #iamclueless #comeonyouconservatives
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    "I ****ing hate conservatives, but I hate liberals a lot more." - any reasonable person So anyone that hates liberals is a conservative, lol, funniest thing I've heard all day.
    iommi600
    I'm using these conservative/liberal stereotypes exactly to demonstrate how ridiculous this kind of binary mentality is. Oh well, I guess it's hard to be sarcastic on the internet.
    iommi600
    And you can be a conservative or a liberal and be reasonable at the same time. Picking a side isn't bad, acting as if having a political opinion is like supporting a football team is. Anyway, where's the good old edit button? I didn't mean to flood this thread.
    theguitarerguy
    Wow, 11 downvotes. Okay I guess it's time to reconsider my opinion.
    Elderer
    Indeed.
    codyjt5150
    Really it doesn't matter who gets all the trophies. Just wait a few years and see who goes double platinum first. I'm not a fan of QOTSA, but I doubt Imagine Dragons will even be relevant for anything besides Radioactive and then will be forgotten just like all of the pop stars.
    jasperado
    Honestly anybody thats being nominated for a grammy has probably got to understand that that shit is all rigged and caters too where the money is, you never hear slayer bitching about not getting a grammy, imagine dragons do suck, but for qotsa to even care is kinda funny to me, I'm sure homme was just joking anyways, he's a satanist like me
    Brandon1993
    Don't see how that song could have beaten QOTSA, Jack White AND Led Zeppelin. I've listened to it. It's not that great. Also Josh was well within his rights to do what he did at that other concert and yell at a fan who got up on the stage while they were playing. Serious shit has gone down due to people stage crashing.
    Rick_Diculous
    Here comes a plethora of UG readers saying this is okay but when Pat of The Black Keys says it, he is a prick for it even though it's the same behavior.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    He's such a prick . Imagine Dragons can't help it they got their big break and a grammy this year. it's not like they screwed up the voting. Josh Homme is a dick who needs a fist in his face.
    oncenfutureidio
    Well, I'd be pissed too if you were nominated for playing chords, riffs and good music and were beaten by two chords and over the top production.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    Or you could just be a good loser and congratulate them on being good. joking around like he did the first time is OK. but the FUCK Imagine Dragons is just out of line. someone should put that guy in his place.
    Brands99
    id say he's more pissed because QOTSA ARE rock, while Imagine dragons arent really
    schirripar
    Music is not a sport or a competition. It is an art. There is no winner or loser in music and the fact that Homme is behaving this way is disappointing.
    MaidenisGOD89
    I agree, this guy is a stuck up classless twat. He is always bitching about something, the angry ginger needs to chill the **** out.
    lemmyisgod97
    As much as I think Imagine Dragons shouldn't have won or even been nominated, I got downvoted yesterday for calling Josh Homme a prick, but since it's cool to like QOTSA now not a bad word can be said about him, QOTSA's fanbase is getting as annoying as Black Veil Brides, he's a whiny fat ginger Elvis impersonating wanker.
    l0ld4v3
    He's as much of a dick as you or me. What's your point? Most musicians (americans at least) behave like *******s. Then again, most humans behave like *******s. It makes us relate. I think it's great that you can go and speak shit about whatever you want, it's pretty unique, only us humans ca do it.
    Burnzyburns
    Homme is my easily one of my favorite musicians, but he is definitely a prick. I generally find it funny, but he's still a prick sometimes.
    TheSharkzfan
    He's also probably pissed off that they cut out of their segment at the end of the Grammy's too.
    l0ld4v3
    I remember when "**** the man" was an anti-establishment thing, a rock thing. Maybe I'm getting old, but there's a lot of sensitivity towards words and attitudes here. Fuck Imagine Dragons too, heard a song and felt like I had already heard their entire catalog in 10 seconds.
    Tyler Marley
    Why would he be surprised that Imagine Dragons won? The Grammys are so predictable... And a complete waste of time.
    kramer242
    I keep copy pasting this but it fits so well.....the grammies are like of branch off the labels. it does not matter if who wins is a valid choice. It is about which garbage is to be crammed down our throat like a herpes infested cock.
    Alice2Mudgarden
    trash talking, throwing fans off stage, getting searched for drugs, blowing up the Grammys: my kind of rockstar
    TheTrainToMars
    Meh, I don't care. Imagine Dragons is horribly overrated. I went to a festival they were playing at and about an hour before they went on, the biggest influx of hipsters and teenyboppers I've ever seen poured into the place.
    little_boy
    My question is who the f*** are Imagine Dragons and whose dick they had to blow to win anything over the likes of QOTSA and Led Zeppelin.
    kramer242
    the grammies are like of branch off the labels. it does not matter if who wins is a valid choice. It is about which garbage is to be crammed down our throat like a herpes infested cock.
    ytrappin
    imagine dragons suck . no wonder he's pissed. i don't blame him though. he got beat in a popularity contest since ID is way more radio friendly. go watch any imagine dragon song performed live and i promise you will fall asleep.
    bit64
    I wonder if he would say that,had QOTSA won the Best Rock Performance award.
    Saulo P
    Don't blame the guy for saying aloud what is in everyone's mind. ..
    caseharr33
    Well just imagine if someone would have thrown Dimebags killer off the stage before he changed the world for a lot of people. If I'm on a stage doing a performance of any kind and someone from the crowd comes out, do you want to have police explain to your family that you have passed away or deal with muckracking journalist complain that your an ass to fans?
    Kueller917
    I know Homme isn't the most subtle about things but these past two articles have just come across as dickish. Maybe his alcohol consumption has increased or something. I think they more than deserved that award but stick to blaming the Grammys and the organization instead of fellow musicians.
    bdof
    I actually really like that Radioactive song :-/ Radioactive - Imagine Dragons Sail - Awolnation Oblivion - The theme song from the movie Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør) Even as a Metalhead *flameshield* these songs feel great to listen to
    chamiller005
    Homme has been doing this for years, it's called Rock and Roll, softies.
    lemmyisgod97
    Moaning about not winning an award, very rock n roll.
    chamiller005
    I think he was referring more to the fact that they cut off their performance, and that they allowed Zeppelin to win with what amounts to a greatest hits album in the album category.
    DANeco1
    who said he was moaning? just stating F---imagine dragons doesn't mean he's moaning about not winning, assumptions...
    phds
    And yet whenever another artist behaves that way he is labeled a "bad person with no respect" by the UG community. This website is more full of it than usual.
    Megadeth2011
    Rock and roll is being nominated for a Grammy and not giving a flying **** whether you win or not because you don't create music for an award. That being said, I don't understand the love for this guy. I've tried getting in to QOTSA multiple times, but they just don't do anything for me.
    Whiskey Tango
    Fuck QOTSA, they are what sucked at the Grammy's. That performance at the end was so pitifully bad. Glad they cut it off. Although Imagine Dragons sucked too.
    mulefish
    lol at the genre elitism in here. Just because it's not guitar driven, doesn't mean it's not rock. Rock is an extremely broad genre. Who cares about the grammys anyway? Since when was music a competition?
    kramer242
    while it may have been unnecessary i do agree. I don't even see how that shit is even really rock.
    GeekInThePink
    I think "Radioactive" is one of the best Top 40 songs in a while. I really like it, and I am someone who often isn't into popular songs (but not because it's popular, like most of you guys do). I don't think it's as good as Led Zeppelin and Queens, but it's still good. And Josh needa chill. downvotes pls
    MetalMullet
    As much as I like Queens of the Stone Age, you gotta be a really pathetic artist (Homme) to actually expect appreciation from the Grammy's. They've got millions of fans and still get mad about not winning a bullshit price. If something, it's disrespectful towards QOTSA's fans. Those thousands of people attending their shows should surely be more important than the Grammy's. Grow some balls Homme!
    theogonia777
    Nah man, that song is way catchier than anything that QOTSA has ever done, and way epic. Also... why do people have such a big deal with Imagine Dragons being considered a rock band? Like... is it because they don't feature guitar as the primary instrument? Because they have electronic elements? Big deal. There's no reason why an alternative rock band can't have to fit some goofy cliched dad rock format of guitar/bass/drums and maybe a little bit of organ or piano. Like... get over it Josh Homme; get over it everyone else.
    axemagic
    Well, he's entitled to his opinion and thoughts (which are subjective, mind you), as am I. QOTSA suck sweaty balls.
    Skodward714
    Radioactive is one of the most boring, repetitive, and downright lame songs I've ever heard in my life. I'm not trying to sound like I'm posting one of those "Wrong generation!" type comments or anything, but it's sad that a song that pretty much anyone could write can go and win a Grammy over Led Zeppelin or QOTSA.
    Dreddnaught
    In my opinion, it's hypocritical.. what if he won? Would he have said **** the Grammies? Just saying.. I don't give two shits or the Grammies myself. I never watch them. Metal or rock music will never get the respect it deserves. We should come to already know that. But publicly bashing a band and being a child doesn't help.
    claudia.tilburg
    Yes he still would have. Because the Grammys cut of QOTSA's and NIN's performance midsong for sponsor adds and rolled credits before the song was done. So yes, he most certainly still would have.
    mustaine42
    While I don't agree with ID beating all the other contestants, I'm finding myself hating Homme more and more. He just seems like a whiney c*** all the time.
    DANeco1
    I think it's funny that people are so concerned about being PC especially in rock music. that's probably what's wrong with most rock music, that people are so afraid of offending people that all they wanna do is kiss ass and play it safe.Was it unproffesional? Yea but who cares? Cause you know making music in a rock band is sooooo professional that you have to kiss ass like in a normal job. And this is all very George Carlin-esque humor which most people would find offensive cause theyre all pussified as Carlin puts it so yea I agree F--- Imagine Dragons they suck ass, people say different types of music suck everyday but all of sudden it matters if youre in a rock band? F--- these whiney ass PC people, and who gives a flying f--- if Homme is disappointed and butt hurt cause his band got pummeled in the ass at the Grammys, which we don't even know that is for a fact, just cause he made a joke about it and followed it with a good F--- you.....
    EL2T
    To be fair, their performance with Kendrick Lamar was the best of the night. Which kinda adds a bit of weight to the award.
    grizzzzly_adams
    I don't see why all the hate for Dragons, they're just a band doing their thing. Just like QOTSA. Love both bands.