Josh Homme formed Queens Of The Stone Age in 1997, in Palm Desert, California - following the demise of the highly acclaimed stoner rock outfit Kyuss. Since then the band has included many different members, including some well-known names, and is considered by many to be a supergroup. Their 1998 self-titled debut album came and went without making a significant impression. However, the success of the single The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret helped boost their profile, particularly in the UK. Scintillating live shows heightened the band's reputation and the outstanding hit single No One Knows in 2002, propelled the band well and truly into the mainstream, as Songs For The Deaf became a hit around the world. This was helped by the fact that Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame played drums on the album's sessions. They have since remained highly popular, and have earned consistently good reviews. Since 2007 Homme has been busy with his other groups, Eagles Of Death Metal, and the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which features Grohl on drums, and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on bass. Despite his various commitments, Homme has not closed the door on QOTSA.
Followers: Wolfmother, Jaguar Love, Dead Confederate
Influenced By: Cream, Motörhead, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Black Flag, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Melvins, Soundgarden, Spirit...