He then directly mentioned Bourdain, saying: “And now this great storyteller, who I’m sure has stories he couldn’t tell us. So for Anthony Bourdain, and his friends and family, this is a song inspired by a great, great, great friend of ours. His name is Michael Hutchence.”

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor also honoured Bourdain last year, comparing his admiration of him with that of David Bowie.

“I never met [Anthony Bourdain],” said Reznor. “But I liked the world with him in it better. I liked knowing he was out there in some fashion, especially in these times. That’s a loss; culturally, we needed that voice.”

He continued: “With Bowie, I did know him to a degree. I certainly studied his work and continued to do so. It felt like, ‘Man, we weren’t done. There’s more to go. I needed you in the world’. It was like a family member almost. There are these people that you feel you can rely on out there – not for support necessarily, but it’s good to know they’re experiencing life as we’re in semi-uncertain times and even when we aren’t. I think about that a lot.”

Meanwhile, Homme has confirmed progress on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album – revealing that the record will feature ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.