If you attended this year’s Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, you got to see huge acts like Beyoncé, Phoenix, and Nine Inch Nails put on legendary performances.
The Jay Z-curated annual two-day event caters to music fans across the spectrum; touching on rock, pop, hip-hop, dance and more. This year welcomed a very diverse lineup, toting such rock bands as Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails as the final players on the main stage.
The crowd drastically thinned out when QOTSA went on late Sunday evening – most of the hip-hop acts had wrapped earlier that day and people were weary from the day’s heat. So it comes as no surprise that the band recently voiced their distaste for their MIA experience.
On CBC Radio 2’s “Strombo Show”, the band had some harsh words for the festival’s main man, Jay Z. "That guy's a kook, you know," said Josh Homme, the band’s founder and only original member. "He has his security frisking the bands on the way in. No one's ever done that. You shouldn't frisk my guys, you should f*ck off. "
Jay Z gave all of the performers a gift bag that included a bottle of champagne and they were requested to take a photo with it. His reaction: “I was like, 'That's not a gift – that's a marketing tool.' I destroyed it, 'cause I thought it was rude overall.”
You can listen to the full radio interview with Queens of the Stone Age on Soundcloud.