Queens Of The Stone Age at Austin City Limits

Truly, this is a golden era of musicians fighting fans onstage, and of videos of said fights appearing on the internet. Earlier this week, we got Action Bronson duffing out a security guard in Portland. And on Tuesday night, it was Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme getting in on the action in St. Petersburg, Florida. One fan jumped onstage and attempted to hug Homme (or something) while Homme was playing piano on “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory,” and Homme responded by picking the guy up by the scruff of his neck and hurling him off the stage, Uncle Phil-style. Words of wisdom from Homme: “You can stand right there, dude. I don’t know what you’re trying to do. You’re lucky I didn’t fuck you up, bro. I’m here to play for you, not jerk you off, you fucking douchebag.” Watch the action unfold below; it starts around the 1:19 mark of the fan-made video.


(via Pitchfork)

Always impressive when the band doesn’t stop playing during one of these dustups.

[Photo by JW Byer @ Austin City Limits]

Comments (8)
  1. ‘WOOO KICK HIS ASS’

  2. hate people who pull shit like this. let the artist do their thing so you can do yours (watch).

  3. Probably just an over zealous fan,but Homme doesn’t know that and can’t be too sure. Any fan that takes the risk of jumping on stage, stepping on the basketball court, climbing into the ring of a fight has to realize that’s their a$$ on the line…..Just can’t do it

  4. Awesome.

    You can’t do this shit here. At a Morrissey concert, yes. At a QOTSA concert, no.

  5. I can say after meeting the guy several times he’s pretty damn chill, but yeah, after Dimebag and shit like that these guys cant be too careful. He doesn’t know what that fool is up to. He’s def lucky he didnt get his ass kicked. Josh is a big dude.

  6. what a let down, thought he was really gonna throw him off like WWE style…though to be fare to mr superfan, it was a pretty boring song and he did liven it up haha, with the ranty 3 min speech he provoked at least.

  7. Can’t blame his frustration … but am surprised anyone on stage is grabbing people and throwing them off stage considering how many fans keep dying from “stage diving” in some sort of fashion

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