Josh Homme Queens of the Stone Age graduation party

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Josh Homme blasts through Cheap Trick cover—at a sixth-grade graduation party

That's one way to reach a younger audience.


Josh Katzowitz


Published Jun 30, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 1:16 am CDT

Queens of the Stone Age are set to release a new album later this summer, and then the hard rock group will embark on a worldwide tour. What better way, then, to get back into the musical groove than by playing a small gig in front of a young crowd?

That apparently is what Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme thought when he decided this past weekend to play a graduation party. A sixth-grade graduation party.

Watch as Homme, guitarist Brody Dalle (who happens to be Homme’s wife), and Garbage drummer/Nirvana producer Butch Vig blast out a cover version of Cheap Trick’s “Surrender.”

According to Consequence of Sound, the party was held in honor of Homme’s and Dalle’s daughter. It’s yet another lesson that it’s good to know people in high places, especially if you want your party to rock as hard as possible.

H/T Spin

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*First Published: Jun 30, 2017, 1:05 pm CDT