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Queens of the Stone Age
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Background information
Also known as Gamma Ray (1996)
Origin Palm Desert, California, USA
Genres Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Years active 1996 - Present
Labels Matador, MCA, Rekords Rekords, Man's Ruin Records, Interscope
Associated acts Eagles of Death Metal, Fififf, Teeners, Kyuss, A Perfect Circle, Mondo Generator, Sweethead, The Dead Weather, The Desert Sessions, Them Crooked Vultures, Screaming Trees, Mini Mansions, Failure, Arctic Monkeys, Gone Is Gone, BL'AST!, Nirvana, Foo Fighters
Website Official Page

Queens of the Stone Age are an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme (lead vocals, guitar, piano), alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals), and recent addition Jon Theodore (drums, percussion).

Formed after the dissolution of Homme's previous band Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy rock music. Their sound has since evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences, including working with ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons and steady contributor Mark Lanegan.

Since their inception the band has released six (soon to be seven) studio albums to date with at least one being certified Gold by the RIAA and has attained a great deal of mainstream success among bands in the stoner/desert rock scenes, performing all over the world.



Studio AlbumsEdit

  • Queens of the Stone Age (1998)
  • Rated R (2000)
  • Songs for the Deaf (2002)
  • Lullabies to Paralyze (2005)
  • Era Vulgaris (2007)
  • ...Like Clockwork (2013)
  • Villains (2017?)

Misc. ReleasesEdit


Current MembersEdit

  • Josh Homme – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard (1996–present)
  • Troy Van Leeuwen – guitar, lap steel, keyboard, backing vocals (2002–present)
  • Michael Shuman – bass, keyboard, backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Dean Fertita – keyboard, piano, guitar, backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Jon Theodore – drums, percussion (2013–present)

Former MembersEdit

  • Mark Lanegan – vocals (2001–2005), vocals, keyboard (2005)
  • Dave Catching – guitar, keyboard, lap steel (1998–2000)
  • Brendon McNichol – guitar, keyboard, lap steel (2000–2002)
  • Nick Oliveri – bass, lead and backing vocals (1998–2004)
  • Alain Johannes – bass, guitar, backing vocals (2004–2007)
  • Natasha Shneider - keyboard, backing vocals (2005-2006; died 2008)
  • Alfredo Hernández – drums, percussion (1998–1999)
  • Gene Trautmann – drums, percussion (1999–2001)
  • Dave Grohl – drums, percussion (2001–2002, 2012–2013)
  • Joey Castillo – drums, percussion (2002–2012)


External LinksEdit


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