Josh Homme
EDITORIAL USE ONLY - LONDON - NOVEMBER 18: Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performs on stage at Wembley Arena on November 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)

An American singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician, Josh Homme has been an essential part of the highly acclaimed metal/stoner rock bands of the late 1990s Kyuss, and early 2000s, Queens of the Stone Age.

California-based, coming from Palm Desert, Kyuss was established in the late 1980s that became popular with their generator parties. The band made its debut in 1991, Wretch, which was ignored by the audience. Though their Blues for the Red Sun was critically acclaimed extensively in 1992, it failed commercially. However, before they called quits in 1995, Kyuss partnered with Elektra and issued a couple of releases. 

After Kyuss, Homme made a comeback in music as the second guitarist of the band on tour for 1996 Dust. It led to cameo recordings of other musicians and the beginning of multi-volume series, Desert Sessions featuring Kyuss, Monster Magnet, and Soundgarden. Josh Homme’s desire rekindled to form a band again. 

Josh Homme met Alfredo Hernandez, former Kyuss drummer, to form a Queens of the Stone Age band. The band altered the monolithic rock of Kyuss with focused songwriting and varied styles. Slowly more and more people came together to join the band. Finally, in 1998, Loose Groove label by Stone Gossard signed QOTSA and issued their debut. 

Then, in 2000, they released R, one of their sophomore efforts, which received critical praise as the band toured with famous names such as the Smashing Pumpkins, the Foo Fighters, and Hole. Their stardom continues to grow to receive more critical praise with 2002’s Songs for the Deaf, a modern classic featuring “No One Knows,” that becomes the biggest hit. The success continues to pour with Lullabies to Paralyze. It was named after lyrics on “Mosquito Song,” a hidden track from Songs for the Deaf.

Homme was busy in his other ventures in between the releases of QOTSA. During this time, he formed Eagles of Death Metal with Jesse Hughes, one his friends. Besides, Josh Homme married Brody Dalle of the Distillers in 2005. Together they have three children, two sons Wolf and Orrin, and a daughter Camille.

In the following years, Homme formed a Grammy-winning group with John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl, calling themselves Them Crooked Vultures. He recorded more albums with Eagle of Death Metal and also produced albums for Arctic Monkeys, a British brand. 

The prolific artist experienced an almost-death experience in 2010, which affected the darker tone of Queen of the Stone Age’s comeback released in 2013. The song featured prominent personalities such as Josh Homme’s wife, Brody Dalle, Mark Lanegan, Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys, Dave Grohl, and Nick Oliveri. Josh continued to work as one of the busiest in rock sparked the renewed energy. 

Born in Joshua Tree, California, Homme has a unique style of music that is often defined as dynamic and unconventional. He had performed and worked with many big names in the music industry like the Foo Fighter, Arctic Monkeys, and Iggy Pop. Besides, you can see his love for tattoos as he owns more than 20 tattoos on his body.