Queens Of The Stone Age
Queens Of The Stone Age had its origin in the band Kyuss, group of Palm Desert, California. One of the representatives of stoner rock (a style originating mainly from hard rock/heavy metal), Kyuss had in its formation names like Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, John Garcia and Alfredo Hernandez. In 1995, the band disbanded and Josh Homme moved to Seattle, where he joined Screaming Trees.
In 1997, with friends Alfredo Hernandez (drums) and Nick Oliveri (bass), Josh Homme formed Queens Of The Stone Age. The band released its first album in 1998. Entitled simply Queens of the Stone Age, this work did not have the same recognition that the next albums would gain.
R (2000) and Songs for the Deaf (2002) placed the band as one of the most creative and revered within the rock of the early 2000s. R defined the style that enshrined QOTSA: minimalist songs led by a dense bass, pulsating drums and guitar attacks. The album featured guest vocals from Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) and Rob Halford (Judas Priest). It was with this album in their curriculum that the band landed in Brazil, for the Rock In Rio festival, in early 2001. At the Brazilian festival, it was not the group's music that stood out, but the fact that bassist Nick Oliveri rose to the stage completely naked, only protected by his bass, causing a conflict with the local police.
Songs for the Deaf was one of the most anticipated albums of 2002. And why? Not only because of the respect the band acquired after R, but also because Dave Grohl took over the band's drums during the recordings. The leader of Foo Fighters (and ex-Nirvana) contributes to all the expectations and, in a way, to the good final result of the album.
In 2004, after serious disagreements between Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri, the latter was fired from the group. The following year, with Josh Homme, Joey Castillo, Alain Johannes, Van Leeuwan and Mark Lanegan in the line-up, QOTSA released the album Lullabies to Paralyze. The excellent album Era Vulgaris was released in 2007.
In 2009, Josh Homme appeared with the project Them Crooked Vultures, which also featured John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Dave Grohl. The trio released an album in the same year, titled simply Them Crooked Vultures.
By Matador Records, QOTSA released the album ...Like Clockwork in June 2013, with Mark Lanegan, Trent Reznor, Elton John and former member Nick Oliveri among the guests. Earlier, in March of the same year, the band performed at the Lollapollooza Brasil festival, where drummer Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta) made his live debut with the group. In 2017, the band released Villains, an album co-produced by Mark Ronson. The group returned in 2023 with In Times New Roman....