Josh Homme on When He Took Shirtless Iggy Pop to a Fancy Steakhouse
Josh Homme taking a shirtless Iggy Pop to a fancy steakhouse is one of those moments you just wish you were a fly on a wall to experience.
Homme recalled this great story during a recent interview with Zane Lowe. He said he took Pop to Lawry’s and noted how the Stooges singer always wanted to go there.
“We go to a goddamn Lawry’s, and he’s wearing just a vest with no shirt underneath, which is already a bit risque for Lawry’s, where the first time I went, I had to wear a men’s mustard-colored jacket,” said Homme. (He implied the mustard jacket was supplied to him because his attire didn’t match the restaurant’s dress code.)
Homme continues, “[Iggy] just at one point was like, he goes, ‘Is it hot?’ And I was like, ‘No.’ And then he just takes off his vest and puts it on his… He’s got no shirt on in Lawry’s, and he picks up the steak, and he is just eating it with his hands. And I was like, ‘That was the goddamn best thing I ever saw in my life,’ because he was being himself. He wasn’t hurting anybody. He was just like, ‘I’m like this,’ and he wasn’t giving two wooden f*cks.”
After Pop took off his vest, the manager made their way over to their table for obvious reasons.
Homme says, “[The manager] goes, ‘I’m really sorry to say this to you, but could you please… There’s a health code violation for you to have your nipples out basically at dinner.’ And [Iggy] was like, ‘I’m sorry about that, of course,’ then he just went back to eating the steak with his hands.”
Homme concluded this hilarious and charming story saying, “It made me fall in love with him all over again, because he was gentle and sweet. As Oscar Wilde said, ‘Be yourself, everyone else is taken'”