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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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Demoncleaner writes:

Whats the deal with all the "slamming" on this site? Josh needs to stop being a fruitcake and go back to making Kyuss records.

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, then you shouldnt have signed the record deal b1tch...waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. fearthedje writes:

i really hate the term slam because of this site. its so overused. cant we say "verbally rapes" or "verbally beats the f***ing sh** out of"?

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dark_Funeral writes:

well yeah...wtf is with slam.

more importantly, what the hell is with the stupid curse word censors. we're not fvcking 5, we can handle big man words.

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SlugEmperor writes:

this guy always is yelling at people and saying stupid stuff i dont care anymore even if really does have a bad record company.

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. fearthedje writes:

it doesnt matter if hes always yelling at people. universal just made it mandatory that all of their bands are only allowed to have 30 second clips on webpages. so he has a valid reason to be pretty p***ed off at universal. unfortunately this snippet doesnt mention that little bit of info.

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. SlugEmperor writes:

oh yeah that would probably get me a little p***ed off... valid point... but i still wouldnt take to heart much of what this guys says.

# Dec 5, 2007 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chord writes:

Wow, you guys are slamming him hard cause he slammed the record company in a slamming way that slams hard. I mean, it's ok to slam and slam again but don't you think that it was a bit too slamming' ? Gotta go, my girlfriend is slamming me because I am not taking the trash out, but I am so p***ed I will probably slam it on the sidewalk. by the way, do you guys know what's up with Slammy Hagard ?

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Demoncleaner writes:

God Slammit

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Red_Chord writes:

LOL

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. fearthedje writes:

slammy hagar is slamdancing the night away while slammy davis jr zombie looks on.

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. rising_end writes:

wow hahaha! slam jokes!

anyway, QOTSA should have stuck with an indie label to begin with......but considering they're pretty mainstream.......

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Red_Chord writes:

Jerry Slammfeld is a great stand up coming. I would really like to slamm Anjelina Slammie tonight...or any slamming other nights for that matter.

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. fearthedje writes:

totally slammin bro

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Terminator writes:

i'm gonna slam some jager

now playing: nuclear assault - nightmares

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. SlugEmperor writes:

slamtastic

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 8:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Diamond Oz writes:

We will continue to use the term "slam". I hereby slam all of you! Slam slam slam! I can't really think of any slam jokes at the moment 'cause I'm knackered and have physio in a few hours.

Now watching: WWF Summerslam '99

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. pursuit of vikings writes:

Haha, you guys are a barrel of f***ing monkeys ;)

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Red_Chord writes:

I slam monkeys !!! The way muslims extremists are acting nowadays they should start their own religion called muslam. On another note did you know Pamela Slamderson is getting slammed by Slamuel Jackson ? Me neither !

# Dec 7, 2007 @ 1:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Terminator writes:

uhh...its not called muslam, its called i-slam....duh.

now playing: pantera - takin my life

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