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Queens Of The Stone Age, The One Rock Band We Can All Agree On

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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme roared into the parking lot of Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ recently astride a Harley Ultra Classic Electra Glide. To be clear, this is a full-sized touring motorcycle. It’s the kind of extensively accessorized two-wheeler ideal for long road trips, and not exactly the rubber-burning chopper one might expect from the notorious hard rocker.

“Yeah, I like to cruise around on it because I can listen to NPR while I ride,” Homme explained plainly, referencing the non-commercial radio network popular for such highbrow programming as This American Life and All Things Considered.

The dichotomy of this towering, red-haired guitar icon relaxing to the intellectual leanings of public radio might be glaring on the surface, but it points to the crux of his band’s impressively broad appeal, despite being one of the music world’s most decidedly rough and tumble (not to…

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