Intimate show at drying out facility goes horribly wrong
Queens Of The Stone Age were forcibly removed from a California rehab facility last week.
Josh Homme‘s desert rockers’ plan to perform a six-song show for in-patients at an unnamed Los Angeles drying out clinic came to an abrupt and chaotic end when the band were cut off before the end of the first song and manhandled out of the building by heavy security, NME.COM has learned.
The rehab show was intended as a light-hearted, intimate performance in their home city of Los Angeles .
But a spokesman for the band informed NME.COM that when the band opened the show with classic ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’, staff at the clinic were so unimpressed that they pulled the plugs and had security remove them straight away without negotiation.
The song’s lyrics famously run: “Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol… c-c-c-c-c-cocaine”.
Ironically, the song is used by the Colorado Police Department as the soundtrack to their instructional videos demonstrating the consequences of drink driving.
Queens Of The Stone Age, whose ‘Duluth Tour’ arrives in the UK next week, have yet to make a comment.