Watch Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Throw a Fan Off Stage in the Nicest Way Possible
By Shannon Carlin
With Queens of the Stone Age’s latest tour, Josh Homme just wants to spend an intimate night rocking out with his fans. That being said, the man has boundaries, which an overzealous fan at a recent Florida stop learned the hard way.
While the band was playing “The Vampyre of Time and Memory,” off their 2013 album, …Like Clockwork, a fan made his way onstage to yell and scream very closely alongside Homme. But the frontman wasn’t having it.
As you can see at the 1:16 mark in the fan shot video below, Homme drops his guitar, grabs the guy and throws him off the stage.
“Don’t do that, because I’ll f***ing… I don’t care if you love me. You can stay right there, dude,” Homme told the guy, rather calmly.
“I don’t know what you’re trying to do,” Homme continued. “You’re lucky I didn’t f*** you up, bro. I’m here to play for you, not jerk you off, you f***ing douchebag.”
While lecturing the guy—who from the sounds of it, seemed pretty excited to have been manhandled by the QOTSA singer—Homme uses a few expletives, but never loses his cool.
He instead uses this particular incident as a chance to have a heart to heart with the crowd and maybe ostracize that guy a little.
“We’re here to be together, man. That motherf***er doesn’t know what we’re talking about. We’re talking about being together,” Homme explains to a cheering crowd. “I want to play for you, I want to show you something and I want to be together. I want to do something together, but I don’t want this a**hole to get up on stage. F*** that guy. Long live us.”
Homme tells the crowd that his very Zen attitude about the whole thing is a sign of how mellow he’s gotten in his old age.
Then he and his band just went back to playing the song. Very rock and roll.