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Queens of the Stone Age


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Palm Desert, California, United States (1997 – present)

Queens of the Stone Age is a rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States. The band is frequently labeled , although they reject the label. They developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy music which the band’s founder and mastermind Josh Homme described as “”, saying that he “wanted to create a heavy sound based on a solid jam, just pound it into your head”. Since then, their sound has evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences.

While in high school, Homme got together with locals Brant Bjork, Chris Cockrell (later replaced by Nick Oliveri) and John Garcia resulting in the formation of Kyuss (firstly known as “Sons of Kyuss”). Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1997, rising from the ashes of Kyuss and began playing together during the now legendary Desert Sessions. Homme has drawn all of the members from that diverse group of musicians for Queens of the Stone Age. The band originally formed under the name Gamma Ray, but almost faced a lawsuit from the European band of the same name.

Queens of the Stone Age have gone through many line-up changes since first breaking into the scene. Their most recent line-up includes: Josh Homme (guitar, vocals), Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, keyboards, backing vocals), Jon Theodore (drums, percussion), Michael Shuman (bass, backing vocals), and Dean fertita (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals).


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  • Heat_s

    My god is the Sun - my favorite song for their last album.

    5 hours ago Reply
  • MadisonHawkins

    My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do...

    26 May 4:53pm Reply
  • CountOfTuscany_

    Happy birthday Josh!!!!

    17 May 8:54pm Reply
  • JenniferSpears

    happy birthday to Josh \\o/

    17 May 4:57pm Reply
  • Flynner11

    Probably the only band that constantly makes me change my favourite album order.

    15 May 12:13pm Reply
  • ronnysonandrews

    09/24 RIR <3

    14 May 12:12pm Reply
  • timplify

    RR > SFTD > ...LC > EV > LTP > QOTSA

    14 May 11:26am Reply
  • Decay3d_

    SFTD > ...LC > RR > QOTSA > EV > LTP

    12 May 7:02am Reply
  • andressolf

    Their first album and last (like clockwork) are my favorite. The rest of their albums are so-so

    11 May 11:48am Reply
  • rusverm

    Приглашаю в критику и аналитику рок-песен В группе много полезного.

    6 May 8:04pm Reply
  • whitemisfit

    Last album is not as good as it supposed to be.

    6 May 4:54pm Reply
  • henriqueeeeee

    \\/ sad, but true :(

    21 Apr 1:04am Reply
  • mieserpeter

    they lost their sexy touch ...

    20 Apr 5:20pm Reply
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  • laaiss_

    See you guys at Rock in Rio!! can't wait!

    14 Apr 2:05pm Reply
  • over_thinker

    Well they deserved hiatus for a while, they were playing left and right.

    13 Apr 10:26pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    Nick Oliveri should be in jail for what he did. You perv.

    12 Apr 11:11pm Reply

    In March 2015, bassist Mikey Schuman revealed that the band went on hiatus. This sucks!

    11 Apr 10:03pm Reply
  • wholly-mountain

    'Something about this band just irks me. I love "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret", though, and I guess "Little Sister" is okay, too.' Something about the opinions of people that watch and tolerate anime just irks me. Ugh, what to do?

    10 Apr 10:55pm Reply
  • RomanyDagger

    @Coralineus pretty much everybody's favourite is SftD, just look at the listens on My favourite is Rated R but SftD is probably their best album, so it only makes sense.

    8 Apr 2:32am Reply
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