Queens of the Stone Age Return to Bourdain's No Reservations

If it's too hot in the kitchen, come on in anyway. Anthony Bourdain gets a new show.

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Anthony Bourdain has long been considered the punk rock chef, with his cool as an oyster demeanor, his tattoos and his devotion to Iggy Pop—once asked if he could have dinner with anyone who would it be? Bourdain replied without hesitation, “Martin Scorsese and Iggy Pop.” 

We’re not sure if he’s ever pulled that off, but the Kitchen Confidential author will be dining with Queens of the Stone Age head Viking Josh Homme again, when he appears on Bourdain’s No Reservations on August 8. The two have been pals ever since QOTSA appeared on No Reservations back in December 2007, where they drank egg nog at Bourdain’s Connecticut home and sang his many praises—of course after Homme dramatically admitted, “My wife thought he was cute so I wanted to fight him.”

After imbibing enough eggnog and holiday cheer, the Red Headed Strange One concluded the show by saying he’d follow the chef anywhere and advised viewers to: “Skip the Rachel Ray show and do something really good yourself, watch No Reservations."

We should have known that the very tall duo was planning something when we spotted them last May in Los Angeles. Obviously they were fueling up at the LA hot spot before heading to Homme’s desert home where they filmed the segment. Here’s a preview of what’s in store for you.


As for Tony Bourdain, he’s busy booking more air flights because the he’s just been green lit for another show for the Travel Channel. Dubbed The Layover (originally titled 24-Hour Layover) that channel has sprung for ten, one-hour weekly episodes. Bourdain described the new show as “faster, more democratic and more caffeinated than No Rez. But just as obnoxious.”

This is what the Travel Channel has to say about it. “With only 24-48 houanthony-bourdain-travel-channel-the-layover.jpgrs in each city, he is pressed for time to show viewers the essential ‘must see’ places, people and foods. Bourdain will travel throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe revealing insider tips that only the most seasoned traveler would know.” So buckle up, it’s going to be a less bumpy ride than you might think.

And yes, the best-selling author is still writing for this season of HBO’s Treme. While he sleeps.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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