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RFCalifornia

(440 posts)
Fri Mar 25, 2022, 03:00 PM Mar 2022

Josh Homme -- Brilliant musician, mean drunk

I love his work with Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age

Especially his work with Mark Lanegan (RIP)

But he's a domestic abuser, a stalker, and an all around mean drunk who has almost killed people

So what do I make of all that?

CAN you separate the art from the artist?

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Josh Homme -- Brilliant musician, mean drunk (Original Post) RFCalifornia Mar 2022 OP
Nope. Not knowingly ever going to give one Phoenix61 Mar 2022 #1
Was a huge QOTSA fan - but can't separate it kysrsoze Mar 2022 #2
Sometimes when I'm feeling low . . . gratuitous Mar 2022 #3

Phoenix61

(16,892 posts)
1. Nope. Not knowingly ever going to give one
Fri Mar 25, 2022, 03:04 PM
Mar 2022

cent of my money to scum like him. I gave up my time, effort, and/or energy to get my money. Giving it to him, IMHO, is supporting him and his behavior.

kysrsoze

(5,989 posts)
2. Was a huge QOTSA fan - but can't separate it
Fri Mar 25, 2022, 03:45 PM
Mar 2022

Once he kicked that female photographer in the lens while she was shooting, I thought… “jackass,” and was extremely turned off to his music. Now hearing all the domestic abuse allegations, I can’t listen anymore. There are so many related bands and other members’ side bands, I’m Ok without it.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
3. Sometimes when I'm feeling low . . .
Fri Mar 25, 2022, 05:17 PM
Mar 2022

I lament that my engagement with popular music ended with the release of Peter Gabriel's album "So." Then I read tidbits like this, and decide that maybe it's not such a lament.

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