Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Returns To Where He Kicked Photographer, Reacts To Drama


Queens of the Stone Age returned to The Forum on Los Angeles on Saturday, the same venue where frontman Josh Homme kicked photographer Chelsea Lauren’s camera at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in December.

Daily News reports that Homme acknowledged the incident, which went viral and which he apologized to fans for, after blasting through “If I Had a Tail” and “Monsters in the Parasol.”

“It’s good to be back at the Forum,” he said. “Much better than last time I was there.”

The concert has drawn very positive reviews, with QOTSA and Homme seemingly finding redemption after the disastrous December performance.

acidcastle posted on Reddit, “They were unbelivably great last night. They played everything with a bit of a twist. Especially that smooth sailing outtro! Stoked I got to hear my fave song as well (can’t quit me baby).”

neuroFUNKIN posted, “Amazing! The band was on point and all the songs from Villains sounds waaay better live, loved the dynamics and how much more fun The Way You Used To Do is. Songs For The Dead was was a fucking tune too, proper closer.

Also, what about Royal Blood almost stealing the show? That was definitely a headlining level performance, dudes rocked the crowd proper.”

dinklsoons posted, “The biggest surprise of the night for me was monsters in the parasol. I didn’t realize how dances the song as live. It felt like a rave in ga. Also as josh was climbing on the side of the stage right in front of us last night, my brother caught Theodore’s stick! Probably the best band I’ll ever see live.”

Mark Ronson, who produced the band’s new album Villains, made a guest appearance for “Broken Box,” “Goodbye Yellowbrick Road,” and “Un-Reborn Again.”

Jeff Ross, Anthony Jeselnik, Colin Hanks, former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk, and Social Distortion drummer David Hidalgo Jr. were spotted in the crowd at the show.