Josh Homme
American rock musician
Josh Homme
Joshua Michael "Josh" Homme is an American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He is the founder and only continuous member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, in which he sings and plays guitar, as well as occasionally playing piano, drums, and bass. He also serves as the band's primary songwriter.Homme was formerly a guitarist and founder of the influential stoner rock band Kyuss.
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Colin Hanks’ new film chronicles Eagles of Death Metal’s return to Paris after deadly attacks
Yahoo News - 25 days
On Nov. 13, 2015, terrorist attacks around the city of Paris claimed the lives of 130 people, 89 of them at the Eagles of Death Metal rock concert at the Bataclan Theatre. The new HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) chronicles the experiences of the American rock band before and after that tragic night and examines the deep bond between the band’s co-founders, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, who is also a member of Queens of the Stone Age. The film’s director, Colin Hanks, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about this emotional and intense documentary, which debuts on HBO on Feb. 13.
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Lady Gaga's 'Joanne' and Eventual World Tour Could Make 2017 Her Biggest Year
Huffington Post - 5 months
Lady Gaga is a shining example of resilience in an unforgiving pop music world, and in an age where second chances can be hard to come by, the 30-year-old singer is proving she's as ready as ever to make her mark in 2017. Although unofficially confirmed, Gaga is said to be the headlining act at the Super Bowl Halftime Show next February, and the details of her forthcoming debut, Joanne, on October 21 are promising a brand new version of the performer. Joanne will feature some of the most respected names in music, including Beck, Father John Misty, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Bloodpop, Florence Welch, Josh Homme, and country songwriter Hillary Lindsey. Her newly-released single from the record "Perfect Illusion" debuted at the No. 15 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and became the 23rd Hot 100 entry of her career. If history complies, it's likely that a world tour will follow the release of Joanne, and tickets for the tour may be some of the most in-demand of her care ...
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Watch Iggy Pop and Josh Homme debut 'Gardenia' on 'Colbert'
LATimes - about 1 year
Just a day after Iggy Pop announced his new collaborative album with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Pop debuted its first single, "Gardenia," Thursday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."  Dressed in a low-buttoned black suit and looking like he just sauntered out of a hotel bar, Pop...
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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Team Up for Secret Album
NYTimes - about 1 year
“Post Pop Depression,” which reflects on memories and offers advice and confessions, is scheduled to be released in March.
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Rockers Tenacious D auction props for Paris victims
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Tenacious D -- actor Jack Black's ironic rock duo -- put some of their stage props on auction on Tuesday to raise money for victims of the Paris attacks. The items, which will be up for bids over the next two weeks, range from gaudy coats worn by Black and band mate Kyle Gass to a ceiling-high phallic prop with an eagle's face -- estimated in value at $2,000 -- that the band took on its 2012 tour. Proceeds will go to the Sweet Stuff Foundation, a charity led by Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal, the California rockers whose concert in Paris was attacked by extremists linked to the Islamic State group.
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Eagles Of Death Metal Safe After Attack At Paris Theater
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Grammys Executive Producer Apologizes To Trent Reznor For Performance Cutoff
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Trent Reznor was not pleased when his performance with Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Lindsey Buckingham was cut short at the end of the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, tweeting a big, "heartfelt F--K YOU" to the powers that be. Ken Ehrlich, Grammys executive producer, took a moment to respond to Reznor's social media blast in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, apologizing for the unfortunate situation. "I’m sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I want to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get." Then again, Ehrlich could just blame it on the alcohol -- and by extension, the generosity of Jay Z: "I really don’t drink, but about an hour from the end of the show, Jay Z keep ...
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Josh Homme Joins Arctic Monkeys Onstage
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Arctic Monkeys surprised fans earlier this week by bringing out Josh Homme at their show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles The Queens of the Stone Age leader suddenly appeared alongside Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner as the British rockers closed their set with AM track "Knee Socks" About halfway...
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The nine lives of Trent Reznor
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
The creator of immersive and angst-laden industrial sound assaults has become an unlikely elder statesman of alternative rock The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not here because of the anti-establishment rock star lurking in the basement; this venue is also the centre for the LAPD rapid response units awaiting riots in reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict. "There was a little violence outside here," says Trent Reznor, enclosed in a darkened corner sanctum, scented with incense "to mask the smell of sewage". It's 11am, but the ambience is cigar lounge at dusk. "There were mild demonstrations that turned violent the first night. I'm not that worried about it, but it can't help but focus you in on some pretty inherent, severe problems." He gives a sardonic smile: "Welcome to America." The cavernous lair beneath the arena is on lockdown too. For weeks ...
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Olivier Libaux Uncovers Queens of the Stone Age
Mother Jones - over 3 years
Olivier Libaux Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age Music for Music Lovers France's Olivier Libaux is one of the leaders of the group Nouvelle Vague, which specializes in lounge-tinged covers of such New Wave oldies as "I Melt with You" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Here he trains his revisionist eye on a current artist, turning down the heat in similar fashion on a dozen Queens of the Stone Age originals with the approval of Queens mastermind Josh Homme (who is not otherwise involved). Nouvelle Vague albums sometimes seem like high-concept (albeit amusing) gimmickry, but Uncovered works nicely. In contrast to the Queens' hard-rock stomp, the understated arrangements underscore the dramatic melodies, while the 11 women enlisted to sing mostly evoke a sense of alluring retro cool, even if Libaux's mellow settings tend to blur the chanteuses' differences. In any case, standouts include Guatemala's Gaby Moreno, Ambrosia Parsley of Shivaree, Iceland's Emiliana Torrini (soundi ...
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Josh Homme: Arctic Monkeys Album Is a 'Sexy, After-Midnight Record'
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Josh Homme and Alex Turner have quite the musical friendship brewing Turner frontman for English indie-rock band Arctic Monkeys contributed lyrics and vocals to Queens of the Stone Age's sixth album Like Clockwork and Homme sings on the Monkeys' upcoming AM 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Arctic...
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Queens of the Stone Reveal '...Like Clockwork' Inspirations at 'Letterman'
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita recently sat down for an interview in the green room of the Ed Sullivan Theater before their Letterman performance They dished on the origins of their new album Like Clockwork and their creative process 100 Best Albums of the 2000s Queens...
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...Like Clockwork
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Is there a more debonair dirtball in rock than Josh Homme? The Queens of the Stone Age frontman is the high priest of grimy rock tradition exalting in exquisitely wrought guitar scraping and wry machismo – whether with his main gig or in side bands like the Dave Grohl collaboration...
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Heavy new QOTSA album looks at life after death
Yahoo News - over 3 years
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Josh Homme sat down to write the music that would become Queens of the Stone Age's long-awaited new album, he found he had nothing to say. Worse, he was vaguely embarrassed by everything he'd done before.
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Dusty Wright: Tenner: Favorite Spring Music and a Movie, too
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Spring has arrived -- flowers and music in full bloom. Some of it only hints at what might be as summer approaches. Until then, here are few things I'm carting around in my wheelbarrow. Dig it. "Spiderlegs" Danny Malone: Balloons (DM) Happy accident as I had no prior knowledge of Mr. Malone prior to listening to his new album, but no worries. Here's a wonderful folk-rock tune from this Austin-based singer/songwriter's second long-player. He recorded this set of confessional musings in a haunted 15th century castle in Denmark, each song in a different room. He calls his music "sexy, dirty, sad songs about the human condition." This remains my favorite track; and the video below is pretty bloody "sexy" too. Alicia Keys at Prudential Center April 8, 2013, Newark, NJ I'd never seen her live, and I don't why, but I'm damn happy I finally did. She is a major talent, but you who love her already know that. She straddles many musical genres although it's her R&B ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Homme
  • 2016
    Age 42
    In June 2016, he alluded that the story about his knee surgery was created by "somebody else" and that he went "in too deep" involving drugs and sank into a depression.
    More Details Hide Details Homme adopted the pseudonym "Carlo Von Sexron" to credit his playing of bass, keyboard, piano, and drums on such albums as The Desert Sessions Volumes 3 & 4, Queens of the Stone Age (album), and Peace, Love, Death Metal from Eagles of Death Metal. Homme is known as "(King) Baby Duck" to Dalle and the members of Eagles of Death Metal. He is also referred to as "J.Ho.", "Joe's Hoe" and "The Ginger Elvis". In 2004, Homme was arrested for assaulting Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia and Karl Doyle, at an L.A. club. Pleading no contest, Homme was ordered to remain at least 100 yards (91.44 meters) away from Dahlia and the club, was sentenced to 3 years probation with community service, and was forced to enter a rehab program for 60 days.
    In August 2016, it was announced that Homme produced the debut album from The Strokes' Nick Valensi's new band, CRX, titled New Skin.
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    The Pop/Homme band made their first live appearance on January 21, 2016 on the late show with Stephen Colbert.
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    Homme released a surprise album with Iggy Pop titled Post Pop Depression in March 2016, with a small tour following.
    More Details Hide Details The nine-track album recorded at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, as well as his Homme's Burbank studio Pink Duck. Their backing band included Dean Fertita of QOTSA and Dead Weather on guitar and keyboards, and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders; the two will join Pop and Homme on tour, along with Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar and Matt Sweeney on bass.
    In 2016, he released Post Pop Depression, an album with Iggy Pop.
    More Details Hide Details Homme was born in Joshua Tree, California, and grew up in an affluent family in Palm Desert, California. His grandfather, Cap, moved to the desert from North Dakota when Homme's father was a child. His surname is of Norwegian origin, and is believed to come from the town of Valle. The Homme family have a local street named after them in a golfing community, and Cap has a park named after him in an exclusive enclave of the Coachella Valley. Homme appeared in a 2011 episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations on the area, and discussed having "to create your own fun" as a child growing up in the desert. He also stated that he did not start playing music to "get girls or make money" and that he assumed that he would grow up to be "a good contractor like his dad".
  • 2015
    Age 41
    In July 2015, Homme began hosting a weekly hour-long show called The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme on Apple Music's newly debuted 24-hour streaming internet radio station Beats 1.
    More Details Hide Details The show features a highly eclectic selection of songs personally selected by Homme, interspersed with his own (often wry) introductions of, and commentary about, the various tracks on that particular week's playlist. The Alligator Hour's musical selections typically have some sort of thematic, stream-of-consciousness-type relationship to each other.
  • 2014
    Age 40
    Homme has appeared in a number of television comedies. In December 2014, Homme made an appearance on Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London.
    More Details Hide Details The star of the show, Matt Berry, had been working alongside Morgana Robinson (the half-sister of Homme's wife, Brody Dalle) in the BBC sitcom House of Fools (2014–2015), in which both had prominent roles. Earlier in the year, Homme also made appearances on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! and Portlandia.
  • 2013
    Age 39
    In early 2013, Homme and fellow Queens contributors including Alain Johannes and Chris Goss recorded to the soundtrack of Dave Grohl's Sound City: Real to Reel.
    More Details Hide Details Goss, Johannes and Homme were on three tracks each. Josh is notably included in a collaboration with Grohl and Trent Reznor called Mantra, and he was also featured in an interview segment.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    In September 2012, he contributed the song "Nobody to Love" for the action-drama End of Watch.
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    In June 2012, it was revealed that Homme would be starring in Glen Campbell's final music video for the song "A Better Place".
    More Details Hide Details In the video, Homme plays a bartender that shows Campbell a photo album of his life, from his early childhood through his music career to the present day. The video marked the end of Campbell's musical career, a retrospect on his life following his decision to retire following his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Homme made a very brief cameo at the end of Jack White's music video for "Freedom at 21", playing a police officer who intercepts White at a roadblock following White's escapades throughout the video.
    In May 2012, it was revealed on Dean Delray's comedy podcast "Let There Be Talk" that Homme would make a guest appearance on the release from Nick Oliveri's project Mondo Generator called Hell Comes To Your Heart.
    More Details Hide Details The album was recorded over three days at Homme's Pink Duck Studios and features Homme playing guitar on the album's final track, "The Last Train"; this is the first music Homme and Oliveri have collaborated with since their public falling out in 2004. "The Last Train" also features fellow former Kyuss bandmate John Garcia providing vocals, which was recorded shortly before Homme's lawsuit with Garcia regarding the Kyuss Lives! band name. It was the first time Homme had collaborated with Garcia since 1997.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    Them Crooked Vultures won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011.
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    Following a deluxe reissue of Rated R, a 2011 re-release of their debut album was and corresponding tour followed, during which the album was played front to back in the style in which it was recorded; this was the first time many of the songs had been performed live since the album's original release.
    More Details Hide Details On June 4, 2013, after a tumultuous writing and recording process, Queens of the Stone Age released their sixth album, Like Clockwork, receiving high praise from critics as well as topping the Billboard 200 charts. Like Clockwork highlights Homme's collaborative recording process and features guests such as Sir Elton John, Dave Grohl, Alex Turner, Jake Shears, Trent Reznor, Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri, and Homme's wife Brody Dalle.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    Homme said that he "died" for a short time in 2010, following unexpected complications during knee surgery due to asphyxiation.
    More Details Hide Details He contracted an MRSA infection, which his immune system could not fight due to stress. Doctors eventually used a defibrillator to revive him following the asphyxiation. The experience left him weakened and unable to produce music for almost two years. Following this, he was confined to his bed for three months and plunged into a deep depression, considering giving up his music career. He has said that this experience greatly contributed to the making of the Queens of the Stone Age album Like Clockwork. He credits Transcendental Meditation with helping him recover.
    In June 2010 Homme appeared on the Comedy Central series Tosh. to do an unplugged duet version of the hit viral song What What with Internet celebrity Samwell.
    More Details Hide Details He also provided the theme song to Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, the show formerly known as Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Homme also collaborated with Mark Lanegan to provide the theme music for Anthony Bourdain's travel show Parts Unknown.
  • 2009
    Age 35
    He also collaborated with The Prodigy's Liam Howlett for a remix of The Prodigy track "Take Me to the Hospital" in August 2009.
    More Details Hide Details It was re-titled "Take Me to the Hospital (Josh Homme and Liam H.'s wreckage remix)". Homme contributed (along with Nick Oliveri and Brad Wilk) to the soundtrack for the 2002 film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. Homme was notably featured on the compilations Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen on the song "Stone Cold Crazy" alongside Eleven, Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three, as well as the Turbonegro tribute Alpha Motherfuckers as part of QOTSA covering the song "Back To Dungaree High". The very first use of the QOTSA name was on the compilation album Burn One Up! Music For Stoners featuring a one off lineup of Homme and Dave Catching with Beaver rhythm section Milo Beenhakker and Eva Nahon recording the Catching-penned "18 A.D.". Homme, along with friend and Kyuss/QOTSA contributor/producer Chris Goss, performed as "The 5:15ers" at the inaugural ArthurBall (an offshoot of the ArthurFest festival) in Los Angeles on January 26, 2006. The two were credited as "The Fififf Teeners" when they co-produced QOTSA's second album, Rated R, and 2007 album, Era Vulgaris.
    In July 2009, it was revealed that Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones were recording together for a musical project named Them Crooked Vultures.
    More Details Hide Details The trio performed their first show together on August 9, 2009 in Chicago at The Metro to a crowd of approximately 1,100 ticketholders. The band has been steadily touring with live rhythm guitarist/auxiliary man Alain Johannes. Their album, Them Crooked Vultures, was released by Interscope Records in the United States on November 17, 2009, and by Sony Music internationally. They performed on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest on February 6, 2010, and at Austin City Limits on October 2, 2009.
    In 2009, he formed a new project called Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, who released their debut album that same year.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    However, in an October 2008 interview, he re-affirmed his commitment to the band saying, "This isn't a side project for me.
    More Details Hide Details I'm in two bands. I have musical schizophrenia, and this is one of those personalities. So far the band has released four albums: Peace, Love, Death Metal in 2004, Death by Sexy in 2006, Heart On in 2008 and most recently Zipper Down in 2015. Due to his commitments with Queens of the Stone Age and other projects, Homme does not regularly tour with Eagles of Death Metal, but occasionally makes appearances during live performances.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    Homme married singer and musician Brody Dalle in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details They reside in Palm Springs, California and have three children together: daughter Camille Harley Joan Homme (born January 17, 2006) and sons Orrin Ryder Homme (born August 12, 2011) and Wolf Dillon Reece Homme (born February 13, 2016). Homme has over 20 tattoos. The most visible are on his knuckles, the top of which consist of his grandparents' nicknames ("Cam", short for "Camille", on the left, and "Cap" on the right) with hearts, the lower for his two sons ("ORH" for Orrin Ryder Homme and "Wolf" for Wolf Dillon Reece Homme). He has his daughters' name (also Camille) tattooed over his heart. His left arm has a switchblade with "Stay Sharp" underneath, while his inner right arm has a straight-edge razor and the words "Born to Win" inscribed, while underneath, his nickname, "Baby Duck", is a shared tattoo with his Eagles of Death Metal bandmate Jesse Hughes, who has his nickname "Boots Electric" in the same location. Homme also shares a tattoo "Freitag 4:15" with Queens of the Stone Age bandmates Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, and soundman Hutch commemorating their "worst show ever" at the Rock Am Ring Festival in Germany on Friday, June 1, 2001 at 4:15 in the afternoon. All members got the tattoo on their ribs, so it would hurt the most and serve as a reminder.
  • 2004
    Age 30
    During this time, Homme had a falling out with bassist and friend Nick Oliveri. Following the release of Songs for the Deaf, their relationship deteriorated until Homme fired Oliveri from the band in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Homme began writing their next album, Lullabies to Paralyze, named after a lyric from the Songs for the Deaf hidden track "Mosquito Song". Lullabies to Paralyze debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 and was QOTSA's best charting album on the Billboard 200 to date. Queens of the Stone Age's fifth album, Era Vulgaris, was released in early June 2007 and received generally positive reviews from critics. Following the album's touring cycle, the band took a break to focus on individual projects, during which Homme continued to produce and create more records outside the band. This break would unintentionally turn into a six-year gap between albums. In 2010, following his work with rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, Homme began performing more live shows with QOTSA.
  • 1998
    Age 24
    In 1998, Homme formed Eagles of Death Metal with friend Jesse Hughes.
    More Details Hide Details Recordings from this project first appeared on Homme's The Desert Sessions Volumes 3 & 4, released that year. Over the next few years, Homme became distracted from EoDM due to the success of Queens of the Stone Age.
  • 1997
    Age 23
    Homme founded The Desert Sessions in 1997 at the Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, describing it as a musical collective series "that cannot be defined".
    More Details Hide Details He stated: At Desert Sessions, you play for the sake of music. That's why it's good for musicians. If someday that's not enough anymore, or that's not the reason behind you doing it – that's not your raison d'être – then a quick reminder like Desert Sessions can do so much for you, it's amazing. It's easy to forget that this all starts from playing in your garage and loving it. The recordings are done "on the spot" in a matter of hours, and the line-up constantly changes, with new contributors being added for each new recording. Artists such as PJ Harvey, Twiggy Ramirez, Dave Catching, Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, Ben Shepherd, John McBain, Josh Freese, Chris Goss, Alain Johannes, Dean Ween, and many others from the Palm Desert Scene have contributed to The Desert Sessions recordings.
    He founded Gamma Ray, a group more centered to his unique style and tastes, which later became Queens of the Stone Age in 1997. The first release under this name would be the aptly named Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age compilation EP featuring tracks from both Kyuss and songs recorded from the Gamma Ray sessions. Shortly thereafter, Queens of the Stone Age released their eponymous debut album in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Originally, Homme had asked a number of singers, including Lanegan, to perform as lead vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age, but ended up singing for the first time in his career. Following their debut album, Queens of the Stone Age released the next album, Rated R, during which the band used a wider range of instruments to achieve a more relaxed, spacious and psychedelic sound. Though it differed from the band's debut, Rated R became Queens of the Stone Age's first mainstream hit. The next release, 2002's Songs for the Deaf, however, would gain even more buzz from the music community and fans alike. In Songs for the Deaf, Homme continued his filtering of stoner rock and hard rock. The album centers on Homme's memories of uncomfortable rides through the California desert, where he had performed in his days with Kyuss, and where there was little to do but listen to Spanish radio stations.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    When Kyuss split up in 1995, Homme joined the Screaming Trees as a rhythm guitarist, touring but not recording with the band.
    More Details Hide Details He and vocalist Mark Lanegan became close friends during this time. Disliking the band's continual disharmony, Homme left after just over one year with them.
  • 1987
    Age 13
    In 1987, when he was 14 years old, Homme formed a punk rock-influenced heavy metal band with schoolmates John Garcia and Brant Bjork in Palm Desert called Katzenjammer; he was the band's guitarist.
    More Details Hide Details After changing their name a few times, first to Sons of Kyuss (they released an EP of the same name), they finally shortened it to Kyuss. The band garnered a cult following by the early 1990s, with the band often driving for hours out to isolated locations in the desert and plugging into generators to perform. These events, known as "generator parties", became urban legend among rock subculture. The band became both famous for their heavy, down tuned, groove oriented music, and infamous for their backstage fights with local LA bands when they traveled into town to play gigs. This soon brought the attention of Chris Goss, who became the band's mentor, helping the band sign to a label and producing them exclusively in an effort to preserve their sound. Due to Josh being younger than 18 at the time of the band's signing, his parents had to sign on his behalf. Kyuss released three major-label albums, Blues for the Red Sun, Welcome to Sky Valley, and And the Circus Leaves Town, all of which are often cited as cornerstones to the development of the stoner rock genre in the 1990s. Kyuss partially reformed in 2010 (now known as Vista Chino), but Homme opted to not be part of the reunion.
  • 1985
    Age 11
    Homme joined his first band Autocracy in 1985, at the age of 12.
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  • 1973
    Born on May 17, 1973.
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