Friends and admirers from all over the world continue to mourn the passing of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, and Queens Of The Stone Age have paid an emotional tribute of their own with a performance of ‘Long Slow Goodbye‘.
Front man Josh Homme was a long-time friend of Anthony Bourdain’s – he was one of a number of musicians to appear on the series No Reservations, and went on to write and record the theme music for the chef’s follow-up show Parts Unknown.
“Sometimes you lose somebody, and today we lost somebody,” Homme told the massive crowd at the Northside Festival in Denmark on Friday night. “So this is for Tony.” You can see the tribute at the 46-minute mark in the below video:
Homme had earlier mourned his friend in a post on the Queens Of The Stone Age Twitter, saying: “Dammit Tony. I’m so sorry. I’m so destroyed. I love you brother. I miss you too much already.”
Mark Lanegan, who co-wrote the Parts Unknown theme, also paid tribute, saying: “I’m heartbroken. [Anthony Bourdain] was such a positive force in my life and so many others. A great friend and artist. What a sad fucking day.”
61-year-old Bourdain was found in his hotel room in the French village of Kayserberg, and authorities have released a statement saying that they are awaiting toxicology reports, but do not suspect any foul play in his death.Source: Entertainment Weekly
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