Queens of the Stone Age Honor Friend Anthony Bourdain During Denmark Show

Josh Homme of Queens of The Stone Age
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Josh Homme of Queens of The Stone Age performs during Splendour in the Grass 2017 on July 22, 2017 in Byron Bay, Australia.  

Someone as positively influential as Anthony Bourdain deserves a "long slow goodbye," and Queens of the Stone Age honored the late celebrity chef with a rendition of a perfectly fitting song. The rock group paid their respects to their friend Bourdain by performing "Long Slow Goodbye," the closer track to their 2005 album Lullabies to Paralyze, during their set at Northside Festival in Denmark on Friday (June 8).

“Sometimes you lose somebody, and today we lost somebody,” frontman Josh Homme told the audience. “So this is for Tony.” 

The performance followed just hours after news broke that Bourdain had died of suicide at age 61. The TV personality was in France filming an episode of his fan-favorite show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

But Homme isn't just a fan of Bourdain -- after QOTSA were featured on Bourdain's Christmas special in 2007, Homme went on to record the theme song for Parts Unknown in 2013. The band shared their grief on Twitter the same day, as well: "Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already."

See the band's tribute performance below.


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