Watch Queens of the Stone Age play ‘Long Slow Goodbye’ in tribute to Anthony Bourdain

The chef passed away yesterday (June 8)

Queens of the Stone Age dedicated their performance of ‘Long Slow Goodbye’ to the late Anthony Bourdain last night (June 8).

The celebrated American TV chef died yesterday (June 8) after reportedly taking his own life at the age of 61.

Frontman Josh Homme was a close friend of Bourdain. When the news broke of his passing, the frontman wrote: “Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already. My love and condolences to Ariane and Ottavia.” You can see that tweet below.


Queens of the Stone Age were playing headlining set at Denmark’s NorthSide Festival, when Homme said, “Sometimes you lose somebody. And today we lost somebody, so this song is for Tony.” They then played ‘Long Slow Goodbye’. You can see the tribute and performance below at the 46:00 mark.

CNN confirmed the chef’s death, writing: “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain.

“His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

British chef James Martin was among those who also paid tribute, describing Bourdain as “a titan of the food and drink world.”


Iggy Pop wrote: “I’m in shock having just heard that Anthony Bourdain has passed away. I loved the guy, and he was a light of kindness and good vibes in my life.”

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