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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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  • henriqueeeeee

    \\/ sad, but true :(

    21 Apr 1:04am Reply
  • mieserpeter

    they lost their sexy touch ...

    20 Apr 5:20pm Reply
  • alexjohanssen


    14 Apr 9:28pm Reply
  • 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
  • Pam-param-pam


    6 Apr 4:26pm Reply
  • furs_of1

    new album is so shitty

    31 Mar 9:36pm Reply
  • Akatsuki_Dei

    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.

    25 Mar 5:49pm Reply
  • tigre-de-papier

    Hiatus? Darn.

    20 Mar 7:47pm Reply
  • wholly-mountain

    "sexiest band I know. their music is literally. sex." you must have the worst sex ever.

    17 Mar 6:59pm Reply
  • natalka817

    "I Sat by the Ocean" is one of my favourite songs ever! :D

    17 Mar 9:56am Reply
  • NWG369

    Really great band. Reminds me of Sarah Palin.

    16 Mar 8:06pm Reply
  • famerlyka

    I fucking love this band [5]

    15 Mar 10:31am Reply
  • aVoiDer

    pls dont

    13 Mar 6:10pm Reply
  • fhylipemorais

    Sexiest band I know (along with Led Zeppelin). I feel like taking my clothes off just by listening to it. [2]

    13 Mar 3:28am Reply
  • jimbothegreek

    I hope that Homme pulls a play from Springsteen's book and creates an acoustic album. Homme has the lyrical chops to hang with the best of the singer songwriters and the ear for production to give the album strong musical depth.

    12 Mar 5:30am Reply
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