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Queens of the Stone Age

(1997-)
Queens of the Stone Age
Josh Homme (guitar, vocals) 1997-
David Catching (guitar) 1997-2000
Nick Oliveri (bass, vocals) 1997-2004
Alfredo Hernandez (drums) 1997 - 1999
Mario Lalli (guitar) 1999
Gene Trautmann (drums) 1999 - 2002
Brendon McNichol (guitar) 2000 - 2002
Mark Lanegan (vocals) 2001 - 2006
Dave Grohl (drums) 2002
Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, keyboard, vocals) 2002-
Joey Castillo (drums) 2002-2013
Dan Druff (bass) 2005
Alain Johannes (bass, guitar) 2005-2007
Michael Shuman (bass, vocals) 2007-
Dean Fertita (keyboard, vocals) 2007-

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After the breakup of "Kyuss" in 1995, Josh Homme played for various bands (Screaming Trees, Earthlings? and Soundgarden), before founding a new band in 1997 together with his ex-Kyuss bandmates Olivieri and Hernandez as well as Earthlings?'s Catching. The Band was originally called "Gamma Ray," but after a lawsuit by a German Metal band of the same name, the changed it to "Queens of the Stone Age."
They are probably the most famous band from what critics call "Stoner Rock," even though they reject that term.
The only consistent member of the band is founder Josh Homme, other members change frequently. When questioned in an interview with Ultimate Guitar in March 2007 about the band settling down with one lineup, Homme replied with the following: "Does it seem like there will be? I don't know. Long ago I lost the opportunity to be in U2 - where it's the same 4 guys. I respect that, but at the same time this is the search to try to take advantage of playing with certain people, even if they can't stay, and then there's other times that you need to humble yourself at the altar of music, and if you don't (makes a throat cutting motion). (thanks, Martin - Rostock, Germany, for all above)
Josh Homme is married to Australian punk rocker Brody Dalle. She is perhaps best known as the lead singer and guitarist of punk rock band The Distillers and later, Spinnerette.
Homme nearly died while on an operating table receiving knee surgery from undisclosed complications in 2010. "I woke up and there was a doctor going, 'S--t, we lost you,'" he recalled to the Irish Independent. Homme has expressed that this experience greatly contributed to the making of ...Like Clockwork.

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