Whereas it’s comprehensible that bands wish to play the “new stuff” after they exit on tour, most followers nonetheless wish to hear the hits. Rely Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme amongst those that assume music acts ought to carry out their “massive songs” in live performance.
Whereas showing on the Tuna on Toast With Stryker podcast (as transcribed by Final Basic Rock), Homme remarked, “I perceive that I’m all the time going to play [QOTSA hit] ‘No One Is aware of’ as a result of I nonetheless like taking part in that music and that’s one thing that it’s an settlement with the viewers. I assume that this is part of coming right here to see us, and right here you go.”
He continued, “When there’s bands that don’t wish to play their massive music or their massive songs, I all the time assume it’s a bit of c*nty to try this. Appearing like a music that lots of people like is a burden is only a unusual response to the present that your followers have given you. Looks like an odd response.”
Homme went on to level out that some acts have a tough time dealing with the success of their hit songs. “Within the years of doing this, I’ve seen quite a lot of artists … kind of get indignant at their very own music for doing properly,” he added. “Having followers is a cool factor. They usually need stuff. And in relation to taking part in the stuff that they need, I really feel like that’s why that is occurring, proper? You guys are all right here since you wish to hear some stuff and likewise don’t know what’s going to occur. And it’s worthwhile to have that fundamental meals group to ensure that me to shock you, too. Shock requires realizing some constants are going to occur. So I don’t sweat stuff like that.”
Followers can ensure that QOTSA will play hits like “No One Is aware of” and “Go With the Stream” on their headlining North American tour, which kicks off Thursday (August third) in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Tickets can be found right here.
Hearken to Homme on the Tuna on Toast with Stryker podcast right here, and listen to his current interview with Consequence beneath.