Josh Homme: Guitarist With A Conscience

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE guitarist JOSH HOMME was on the brink of quitting his musical dream after having to intervene in a potential sexual assault on a groupie when he was a young man.

When he was 19-years-old, Homme toured with Californian rockers KYUSS, but was horrified to witness a roadie attempt to bully a 15-year-old fan into sex.

Josh explains, "She thought she was just hanging out. This Neanderthal was taking advantage. I thought, 'Do I get involved or walk away?' I decided you do get involved. I'm no white knight but you do what you think is right."

The GO WITH THE FLOW guitarist thumped the roadie and the girl ran away - but the event nearly destroyed Homme's belief in rock'n'roll.

Homme continues, "I just got totally turned off this myth of the rock'n'roll lifestyle. At the same time I think the idea there is a danger at your gigs is good. You might get hurt at a Queens show. That adds something.

"But I don't like a following of meatheads. I want Jews, gays, blacks, Irish, whoever. Come all ye. But just the cool ones. No f***ing morons please."

01/08/2003 17:29

Contactmusic

Tags: Queens Of The Stone Age - Josh Homme - Kyuss


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Queens Of The Stone Age Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Queens Of The Stone Age

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All