Josh Homme, who is best known as the frontman and songwriter of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, was recently interviewed by Let There Be Talk. Multiple topics were covered, such as his creative process and the subject of money and success. He’d go on to reveal that he was offered what he described as a “ridiculous life-changing amount” to perform at a private birthday party. The problem was he felt the people involved had questionable morals, so he turned it down due to his principles.
And the offer kept going up because we said no, and they said, “we’ll send a private jet.” “You think that would do it? I get it. Yeah, that won’t do, by the way.” I got up to a ridiculous life-changing amount. It was like, “I see where the problem is, you think there’s a number that will do this thing, and that’s how you’re used to that. And you’re not used to this, which is I won’t do it. I’m enjoying you keep coming back here to hear the word no.” Sad and different stuff, you’ll hear it, this is getting better, the more money is, the better it is because someone’s sitting there actually thinking, “Well, I can buy this situation.”Josh Homme
He would go to say that he thinks everybody does have a number, but for him, it would have to be enormous.