Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age appeared on The Strombo Show this past Sunday, September 15. It was a killer way to kick off a new season of the show (Sunday nights from 8-11 on CBC Radio 2), and parts of the conversation are making the news.
During the interview, Josh called Jay Z "a kook" and discussed his feelings on how Queens of the Stone Age was treated before going onstage at the Made In America Festival on September 1.
"That guy's a kook, you know. He has his security frisking the bands on the way in," Josh told George. He says he gave one of the guards an ultimatum.
"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."
He also talked about being asked to pose with a bottle of Jay's own brand of champagne, Ace of Spades.
"I was like, 'that's not a gift, that's a marketing tool.' I destroyed it, 'cause I thought it was rude overall," Josh continued.
Check out an excerpt from the interview below, and listen to the full September 15 episode on our Radio page.
The band is touring North America at the moment. Check out the Queens of the Stone Age site for dates.