Queens of the Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme commented on some of the fans calling him a sellout for working with producer Mark Ronson on latest album “Villains,” telling Brian Oake:
“No, I was expecting [the hate]. It would be safe to understand that I might have known that that was going to happen.
“I do believe that there’s no stasis or static in life. You’re growing or dying. And, I feel if I’m challenging myself and if we’re challenging each other, we’re going in the right direction.
“The by-product of that is that anyone that’s into us should expect the poke in the chest because we’re doing it to ourselves first.
“Part of me thinks that every time we put something out, we may lose 20% of the people. That 20% of the people might go: ‘It’s changed! Where’s my band that I had?’ You can pre-suppose that.
“I told this to Ronson, ‘If 15 percent of the people don’t hate you, you suck.’ He said: ‘I’m just trying to get it to 40.'”a