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Watch Josh Homme Hang Shit On Melbourne At QOTSA’s Adelaide Show

Sorry Melbourne, he thinks your city is trash.

Let’s be real: dunking on Melbourne is basically a national sport, so it’s only right that some touring musicians get in on the action.

A couple of nights ago, Queens of the Stone Age’s frontman Josh Homme let rip at the Victorian capital while on stage in Adelaide.

“This is what Australia should look like,” he told the crowd .”Whenever I come to Adelaide I always think ‘This is what Australia used to look like.”

“Melbourne’s a fucking mess. It looks like every other big city in the world. This [Adelaide] looks like Australia. I’m serious.”

Which is a big compliment for the city best known for murders and churches. Nevertheless, the Adelaide crowd lapped it up. Watch the moment unfold below.

In other QOTSA news, the band recently raised over $20,000 for Hobart’s Royal Children’s Hospital with a special pop up acoustic show at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA, it’s MONA.) They also gave a big shoutout to Queensland band (and their support act) The Chats last week, with Homme telling Beats 1’s Zane Lowe that he was introduced to them by way of Dave Grohl.

“They have an utterly Australian song called ‘Smoko’,” he told Lowe. “…Dave Grohl turned me onto it, and next thing I know I was showing it to Iggy [Pop] and I told them that and their mouths were just completely open.”

Photo credit: Mikki Gomez for Music Junkee