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Josh Homme Being Sued For Alleged Assault

Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme is in some legal hot water in Detroit, stemming from an encounter with a fan there last April.

Homme is being sued for allegedly assaulting Jason Leckrone, a school teacher and autograph collector who claims Homme grabbed and verbally assaulted him outside an Iggy Pop art show at Detroit's Museum of Contemporary Art following a concert on Pop's Post Pop Depression Tour.

Leckrone acknowledges making a remark after Homme refused to sign autographs, though he did take photos with fans, and Homme allegedly responded by swearing at Leckrone and then grabbing him "intentionally and physically...around the shoulder area," and then returned for a second confrontation.

TMZ posted a short video of the encounter at the time, showing Homme calling Leckrone a "f***ing loser" and asking him if he'd "come teach at my house for free?"

Leckrone is also suing TMZ, the museum and the foundation that administers it, all for a reported $150,000.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.