The Dwarves

No doubt, gentle reader, reports of violence elicit in you the appropriate sense of sympathy for the victim. Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, however, has pleaded no contest to two charges of misdemeanor battery against the Dwarves' Blag Dahlia, the singer known for drunken 15-minute shows, sexist cover art and starting rumors of his bandmates' untimely deaths. On his latest, The Dwarves Must Die, Dahlia trades whatever class he's got left for an orgy of ill-bred genres, from gangsta rap to spaghetti Western, all in the service of his usual lyrical theme: "Fuck you." The album's obvious classic is "Salt Lake City," in which the anti-hero snarks, "There isn't anything I will not do for you, except to walk among the Osmond crew." So in the case of Homme's alleged battery, it's probably fair to guess that, like most successful comedians, Dahlia probably had it coming.


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