Nov. 20, 2002 - Kerrang!: The Lying Game
by Morat
'Saint Or Sinner?' is the name of a fantastic new portable lie detector kit. Queens Of The Stone Age duo Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have foolishly volunteered to plug it in and put it to the test....

Words/Photos: Morat

What is your name?
Josh Homme: ' My name is Josh Homme' (LIE)
Nick Oliveri: ' You f**king liar! What's your real name?'

Is rock'n'roll more fun than drugs?
Josh: ' Rock'n'roll's more fun than drugs.' (LIE)
Nick: ' Druggie! You love drugs, you big liar!'

Is there any chance of Kyuss getting back together?
Josh: ' There's no chance of Kyuss getting back together.' (LIE)
Josh: ' What? Well, in that case, they'll be back together without me.'

Have you ever had a homosexual experience?
Josh: ' Maybe I'll try reverse psychology on this thing since it thinks I'm lying. Yes, I've had tons of homosexual experiences.' (TRUE)

Have Queens Of The Stone Age sold out?
Josh: ' Yes, the entire Queens Of The Stone Age corporation has sold out.' (LIE)
Josh: ' Well, I guess we haven't.'
Nick: ' Does this mean I've gotta scrape by again?'

Is 'Songs For The Deaf' your best album yet?
Josh: ' Yes, 'Songs For The Deaf' is our best album yet.' (TRUE)

Should Dave Grohl have left Foo Fighters for Queens Of The Stone Age?
Josh: ' Yes, Dave Grohl should have left Foo Fighters in order to open a highly profitable rug shop in Cairo.' (TRUE)

Have you ever been the silly git waving their arms around at the back when someone's being interviewed?
Josh: ' Yes, I am the silly git that waves his arms around I'm being interviewed.' (TRUE)

Have you ever sent someone a nude picture of yourself?
Josh: ' I've never sent someone a nude picture of myself, but I intend to.' (TRUE)

Have you ever been nasty about someone just to make yourself look better?
Josh: ' Yes, I've been nasty about somebody to make myself look golden, but it was only about someone who was worse than me.' (TRUE)

Have you ever danced in front of a mirror naked?
Josh: ' I have never danced in front of a mirror naked.' (TRUE)

What is your name?
Nick: ' My name is Nick Oliveri, Rex Everything, Peer Pressure and Nicky Peeps.' (TRUE)

Is there any chance of Kyuss getting back together?
Nick: ' No, there's no chance of Kyuss getting back together.' (TRUE)

Is rock'n'roll more fun than drugs?
Nick: ' Is rock'n'roll more fun than drugs? Yes.' (LIE)
Josh: ' We both got the same answer!'
Nick: ' We're just a bunch of druggies. I'm sorry.'

Have you ever had a homosexual experience?
Nick: ' Have I ever had a homosexual experience? No.' (LIE)
Nick: ' I'm gay? (Trying the machine again) Am I gay?' (TRUE)
Nick: ' Shit, I am gay!'
Josh: ' That's why you get boners around men.'
Nick: ' Is that what's been happening in the shower all those times? (shouting at the machine) I love hot cocks! (TRUE)
Nick: ' Goddamn it, it's true. I'm gay!'

Have Queens Of The Stone Age sold out?
Nick: ' Have Queens Of The Stone Age sold out? Yes, two nights at the Forum.' (LIE)
Josh: ' Perhaps there's three tickets left.'

Is 'Songs For The Deaf' your best record yet?
Nick: ' Is 'Songs For The Deaf' our best record yet? Yes.' (TRUE)
Nick: ' See, I'm not curious about that!'

Should Dave Grohl have left Foo Fighters for Queens Of The Stone Age?
Nick: ' Should Dave have left Foo Fighters for Queens? Yeah.' (TRUE)
Josh: ' I'd like to try one. Is our new drummer a bad ass?'
Nick: ' We are just fine about the fact that Dave's gone, of course, but is Joey a bad ass? Yes.' (TRUE)
Josh: ' We took a bit of a risk there, but it paid off.'

Have you ever parked in a disabled space when you shouldn't have?
Josh: ' Are you kidding? Nick does that constantly!'
Nick: ' Have I ever parked in a disabled spot? Yes. I am disabled.' (TRUE)

Have you ever taken credit for someone else's work?
Nick: ' Have I ever taken credit for someone else's work? No.' (TRUE)

Have you ever stolen alcohol from your parents drinks cabinet and replaced it with water?
Nick: ' Have I ever stolen from my parents' liquor cabinet? Of course, my whole childhood was fuelled with stealing bottles!' (LIE)
Nick: ' What's wrong with this f**king thing?

Have you ever broken something in someone's house and not owned up to it?
Nick: ' Have I ever broken something and not owned up to it? Yes.' (LIE)
Josh: ' He's trying to look like a tough boy. (Singing the Damned song) ' I'm a liar, liar, I never tell the truth'...'
Nick: ' I've murdered six people.' (TRUE)
Kerrang!: We'll be of then...

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