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Biography

Alfredo Hernández is an American drummer best known as a member of desert rock bands Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Brant Bjork and the Bros and Yawning Man. He is trained.

He joined Kyuss in late 1994/early 1995, replacing previous drummer Brant Bjork who had left during the band's tour due to personal reasons. Hernández only appeared on the bands final studio album ...And the Circus Leaves Town and Kyuss soon went on indefinite hiatus in October 1995. Hernández subsequently drummed on Queens of the Stone Age's self-titled debut record released in 1998, and in 2004 for the recording of an EP and a brief tour with former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri's band, Mondo Generator. Hernández was a founding member and drummer of Yawning Man, and later teamed up with fellow ex-Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork and Dave Dinsmore to form Ché. The 2000 album Sounds of Liberation was the only material which the band recorded and after a small tour of live shows the band disbanded, with Hernández joining Orquesta del Desierto. Later he joined Brant Bjork and the Bros on their album Somera Sól and toured with them in 2007.

Hernández's main band is the desert's hardcore "Family Butcher" although he is also a studio drummer for hire.

Desert Rock legend Brant Bjork has this to say of his relationship with Alfredo:

I’ve known Alfredo since I was 13. Alfredo called me, we were all living in the desert at the time. Alfredo had just gotten off of the road with Queens of the Stone Age and he gave me a call and said ‘look man, I just left the band’ and I said, ‘oh wow, OK’ and we chatted about that.
It’s hard to change drummers after four years but we knew Fredo was the man. He was the first person I thought of and the only person I called.

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