Josh Homme

Josh Homme
Homme performing in December 2017
Joshua Michael Homme

(1973-05-17) May 17, 1973 (age 45)
ResidencePalm Springs, California, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • actor
Brody Dalle
(m. 2005)
Musical career
Also known as
  • Baby Duck
  • Ginger Elvis
  • J.Ho
  • Mr. Lucky
  • DP Pete
  • Carlo Von Sexron
  • Zombie Zebra
OriginPalm Desert, California, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • drums
  • bass
  • piano
Years active1985–present
Associated acts

Joshua Michael Homme (i/ HOM-ee;[8] born May 17, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. He is best known as the founder and only continuous member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, in which he sings, 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 stoner rock band Kyuss. He co-founded and occasionally performs with Eagles of Death Metal, playing drums and bass for their studio recordings, and produces a musical improv series with other musicians, mostly from the Palm Desert Scene, known as The Desert Sessions. 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. In 2016, he released Post Pop Depression, an album with Iggy Pop.[9] He has been involved with numerous other projects, including Arctic Monkeys and Biffy Clyro.

Early life

Joshua Michael Homme was born in Joshua Tree, California, on May 17, 1973.[10] He grew up in an affluent family in Palm Desert, California. His paternal grandfather, Cap, moved to the area from North Dakota. His surname is believed to come from the Norwegian town of Valle, and he also has English, French-Canadian, German-Jewish, and Swedish ancestry.[citation needed] 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.[11] In 2011, Homme discussed having to "create your own fun" as a child growing up in the desert, stating that he did not start playing music to "get girls or make money" and that he assumed he would grow up to be a contractor like his father.[12]

Homme also has ties in Idaho and has talked in the past about spending summers there, including shaping experiences such as seeing Carl Perkins perform at the Sandpoint Music Festival and buying his first electric guitar (his Ovation Ultra GP) in a Sandpoint music store.[13][14] He began playing guitar at the age of nine, after his parents denied his wishes for a drum kit. He took polka lessons on guitar for the next few years, during which he supposedly did not learn of a barre chord or a pick until his third year, lending to his unique playing style.[15] Homme joined his first band, Autocracy, in 1985, at the age of 12.

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