Video: Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Breaks Up a Fight During Show
Before we get to the news at hand, can we take a moment to comment on how crazy it is that Queens of the Stone Age played Madison Square Garden?? Yeah! I had no idea they were so popular; I’d expect them to play Hammerstein Ballroom, a 2,200 capacity room, perhaps. I totally missed the part where so many THOUSANDS of people (many presumably from outside the metal world) started caring about this band. Good for them!
ANYWAY, during Tuesday night’s show at the Garden some kind of fight broke out in the audience, inspiring frontman Josh Homme to use his pulpit in the name of peace, saying:
What’s going on? Is this something like a fight? We’re not here to fight. If you want to fight, stick your head up your ass and fight for air – and get the fuck out.
We’re here to dance, everybody’s going to get laid, and we don’t want security to be all over the place – they’re already really tight here. My point is this: we can show up exactly how we should be, right? So don’t be a dick… we’re not the soundtrack to you fighting, we’re the soundtrack to you fucking. If you don’t like that, get the fuck out.
Homme’s speech was met with a hearty round of applause before the band kicked into “Domesticated Animals” from their new album Villains. You can watch the whole thing via fan-filmed footage below, with Homme’s address to the crowd starting around the 0:30 mark.