Queens of the Stone Age
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Queens of the Stone Age

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Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1997. The band's line-up has always included founding member Josh Homme, with the current line-up including longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, backing vocals) and Joey Castillo (drums, percussion), alongside Michael Shuman (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Dean Fertita.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1998 Birth Born in 1998.
2000 2 Years Old 2000's Rated R featured myriad musicians familiar with Homme and Oliveri's work and "crew" of sorts: among others, drummers Nick Lucero and Gene Trautmann, guitarists Dave Catching, Brendon McNichol, and Chris Goss contributed, and even Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, recording next door, stepped in for a guest spot on "Feel Good Hit of the Summer". … Read More
During the 2001 Rock in Rio show, bassist Nick Oliveri was famously arrested after performing on stage naked, with only his bass guitar covering his dangling genitals. … Read More
In 2005, Homme, along with Eleven multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes and remaining band members Van Leeuwen and Castillo recorded the Queens' fourth studio album, Lullabies to Paralyze, a title taken from a lyric in "Mosquito Song" from their previous album. … Read More
2007 9 Years Old …  In July 2007, Van Leeuwen stated the band had written new material, "still in its infancy" which Homme later suggested might be released as an EP. … Read More
2008 10 Years Old Following Natasha Shneider's death from cancer on July 2, 2008, qotsa.com was updated with a memorial message by Homme replacing the normal front page. … Read More

TEENAGE

2011 13 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2011, Homme stated, "Doing the rehearsals for the first record is really defining the new one. … Read More
2012 14 Years Old 1 More Event
The robots are back!" According to Homme, the album will be finished by the end of 2012. … Read More
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