Queens Of The Stone Age Frontman Slams American Label
The Pulse of Radio reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme unloaded on the band's label, Interscope Records, in a profanity-laced interview with Antiquiet.com. When asked how he thinks the record companies will react as more artists finish their contracts and go off on their own, Homme replied, "Fuck the labels, man, they suck. The last thing they're stripping down is their own expense accounts and shit. I mean, (President) Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records takes a private jet or rides first class to tell a band they don't get tour support...I'm not gonna be quiet because the American label, not Canada, not Europe, but our American label's fucking us like crazy, so fuck them...I'm not even bitter, people say labels are evil, no. They're just lame."
Homme continues his rant by calling label execs a "bunch of fucking idiots" and adding, "They can't do anything to me. That's the difference...they can't stop me from being me and from playing, but they can lose their jobs and have to fucking work at Shakey's pizza like they should've all along."
Homme alluded to problems with his label when we asked about a since-abandoned plan to release some tracks that didn't make it onto the latest QUEENS album, "Era Vulgaris": "I have a retarded record company. They're all locked in their hysteria of a business that they don't understand, you know. Playing it safe and being panicked have no business in music."
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will play a short string of pre-holiday shows later this month, starting on December 15 in La Jolla, California.
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