Homme says Jay Z's security guards were frisking bands before they entered the rapper's Made In Festival bash
The band delivered a 13-song set at the Philadelphia bash on September 1 but Homme took issue with the way he and his bandmates were treated before they went on stage.
Recalling his experience at Jay Z’s festival, Homme told CBC Radio 2’s Strombo Show: “That guy’s a kook, you know. He has his security frisking the bands on the way in.” Continuing, Homme explained that he ended up giving the security guard who wanted to search him an ultimatum. “I just told him ‘If you open up my bag, then we’re not playing, so I guess it’s up to you now to decide whether I’m playing or not’,” Homme said.
Homme also criticised Jay Z for apparently asking the band to pose with a bottle of the rapper’s own brand of Ace of Spades champagne at the event. “I was like, ‘That’s not a gift – that’s a marketing tool.’ I destroyed it, ’cause I thought it was rude overall,” Homme said, before adding: “You shouldn’t frisk my guys, you should fuck off.”
Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, A$AP Rocky, Calvin Harris and Jay Z’s wife Beyonce also performed at the rapper’s Made In America Festival this year. Queens Of The Stone Age are currently on tour in the US and are set to play seven arena dates across the UK and Ireland this November, beginning at The Hydro in Glasgow on November 16.