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Queens of the Stone Age (also known as QOTSA or simply Queens) is an American rock band that was formed in Palm Desert, California, in 1996. The band’s founding member and frontman is Josh Homme, who is also known for his work in Kyuss and Them Crooked Vultures. Homme formed Queens of the Stone Age after Kyuss disbanded in 1995. He began playing with a rotating cast of musicians before settling on a stable lineup, which included Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, and Dave Grohl.
Homme has described Queens of the Stone Age’s sound as “robot rock,” a blend of heavy metal, punk rock, and alternative rock. The band’s music is characterized by its heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and Homme’s distinctive vocals. Queens of the Stone Age has released seven studio albums, with their most recent being Villains in 2017.
Name | Queens of the Stone Age
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Founded | 1996
Origin | Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Genres | Alternative rock, Stoner rock, Hard rock, Desert rock
Members | Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Jon Theodore, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita
Notable Instruments | Gibson SG, Gibson Explorer, Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar, Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Fender Precision Bass, Ludwig Drums
Year | Album | Record Label
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1998 | Queens of the Stone Age | Loosegroove Records
2000 | Rated R | Interscope Records
2002 | Songs for the Deaf | Interscope Records
2005 | Lullabies to Paralyze | Interscope Records
2007 | Era Vulgaris | Interscope Records
2013 | …Like Clockwork | Matador Records
2017 | Villains | Matador Records
Queens of the Stone Age has been praised by fans and critics alike for their unique sound, captivating live performances, and genre-defying creativity. The band has been in the forefront of the alternative rock scene since their formation in 1996 and have garnered a significant fanbase around the world. They have received multiple nominations and awards for their music, including a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2004 for “Go with the Flow.”
Queens of the Stone Age is active on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans can follow them via the links below:
Josh Homme was born on May 17, 1973, in Joshua Tree, California. He was raised by his parents in Palm Desert, California, where he attended Palm Desert High School. Homme is known for his love of cars, and he is the owner of a classic 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. He has not publicly disclosed information about his personal residence.
Homme married his longtime girlfriend Brody Dalle in 2007. They have three children together: daughter Camille Harley Joan, and sons Orrin Ryder and Wolf Dillon Reece.
As of 2023, Josh Homme’s net worth is estimated to be around 20 million US dollars. In Nigerian Naira, his net worth is approximately 8 billion, in Canadian dollar – 25 million CAD, in Ghanaian cedis – 115 million GHS, in Kenyan shillings – 1.7 billion KES, in South African rand – 324 million ZAR, in Ugandan shillings – 74 billion UGX, and in Indian rupee – 1.5 billion INR.
Queens of the Stone Age has been nominated for various awards throughout their career. Some of their notable nominations include:
– Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, 2004 (Go with the Flow)
– Kerrang! Award for Best International Band, 2003
– NME Award for Best Album, 2003 (Songs for the Deaf)
– MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, 2003 (Go with the Flow)
Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band formed in Palm Desert, California, in 1996. The band is led by founding member Josh Homme, who is known for his distinctive voice and heavy guitar riffs. Queens of the Stone Age has released seven studio albums and has received critical acclaim for their unique sound. The band’s net worth is estimated to be around $20 million, with international wealth in the billions. With over two decades in the music industry, Queens of the Stone Age is considered one of the most influential American rock bands of all time.