QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE star Josh Homme attacked a man in New York last week (06APR04) after he ignored a warning to stop talking to his rocker girlfriend Brody Dalle.

Homme flew into a rage after a gig by his Eagles of Death Metal side-project in a Manhattan bar, because the intrusive man refused to respond when the singer asked him to walk away from his DISTILLERS star belle.

He says, "The guy was talking to my girlfriend and her friend, so I asked him to leave.

"When he didn't, I knocked him out."

And Homme is keen to rubbish reports he lost the skirmish.

He states, "Look at me. I don't have a scratch on me."

15/04/2004 21:01