Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age


Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founding member Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, lap steel, backing vocals), Dave Grohl (drums, percussion), Michael Shuman (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Dean Fertita (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals).… Read More

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1998 - 2000 2 More Events
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 late 2004, 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
2005 7 Years Old Lullabies was then officially released on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 in the US, debuting in the number 5 slot on the Billboard Music Chart, the greatest initial success of any Queens record until Like Clockwork debuted at number 1 in June 2013. … 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


2010 12 Years Old In autumn 2010, Homme suffered from a botched knee operation during which his heart stopped for a short time due to asphyxiation. … Read More
After Homme recovered from the botched operation, Queens of the Stone Age released a remastered version of their self-titled debut album in early 2011, and performed the album in its entirety in a promotional tour. … Read More
2012 14 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2012, it was revealed that Homme and producer Dave Sardy co-wrote and recorded a song entitled "Nobody To Love", which is featured during the end credits of the film End of Watch.
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. … Read More
2014 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, Homme stated in the Rolling Stone magazine that the band would start recording a new album when they finished their tour for Like Clockwork.
2016 18 Years Old During this period, the members of the band worked on various other projects. Josh Homme and Dean Fertita contributed to Iggy Pop's 2016 album Post Pop Depression and subsequent tour, while Troy van Leeuwen joined the rock supergroup Gone Is Gone with plans to release an EP and a studio album. … Read More
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