Joshua Michael Homme was born in Joshua Tree, California and grew up in Palm Desert. He began playing guitar at the age of nine. At age 14 Homme formed a heavy metal band called Sons of Kyuss (later shortened to Kyuss). Homme was the band's lead guitarist. Kyuss split up in 1995 and Homme went on to found the group that would eventually be known as Queens of the Stone Age. In addition, he founded the Desert Sessions, an experimental rock band that is a musical collective of several musicians including PJ Harvey, Dean Ween, Alain Johannes, Dave Catching, and many many others.
Josh Homme is married to Brody Dalle, current frontwoman of Spinnerette and former frontwoman of The Distillers. They have a daughter, born January 17, 2006, named Camille Harley Homme. The couple lives in Palm Springs.
Josh is known by his fans for his humorous temper and his interactions with the audience. There have been plenty of times where he has called out members of the audience for doing something stupid, like "throwing shit" at him. Controversy arose during a Norwegian Wood concert. At the time of the concert, he and drummer Joey Castillo were both sick but the band played anyway. During the performance of the song "3's And 7's" someone in the crowd throw an object at him. Josh called out the culprit, using several inappropriate slurs and continuing to cuss the culprit out as they were being escorted away by security. The band finished the concert. He later apologized and denied all accusations of homophobia.
Homme mainly plays guitar and provides vocals, but he has also played bass guitar, drums, piano, keyboards, organ, and lap steel.
Kyuss (1989 - 1995)
Sons of Kyuss - 1990
Wretch - 1991
Blues for the Red Sun - 1992
Welcome to Sky Valley - 1994
...And the Circus Leaves Town - 1995
Muchas Gracias: The Best Of Kyuss - 2000
The Desert Sessions (1997 - Present)
Volumes 1 & 2 - 1998
Volumes 3 & 4 - 1998
Volumes 5 & 6 - 1999
Volumes 7 & 8 - 2001
Volumes 9 & 10 - 2003
Queens Of The Stone Age (1997 - Present)
Queens Of The Stone Age - 1998
Rated R - 2000
Songs for the Deaf - 2002
Lullabies to Paralyze - 2005
Era Vulgaris - 2007
Era Vulgaris Tour Edition - ???
Over The Years And Through The Woods (Live CD) - 2005
Eagles Of Death Metal (1998 - Present)
Peace, Love, Death Metal - 2004
Death By Sexy - 2006
Heart On - 2008
Them Crooked Vultures
Them Crooked Vultures - 2009
In addition, Josh Homme wrote and performed many of the songs on the soundtrack for the independent film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. The tracks are as follows:
"The Atomic Trinity
"Hanging (aka Ramble Off)"
"Frances and Margie"
"All The Same"
Currently, Josh Homme is also the lead singer and lead guitarist of the band Them Crooked Vultures. The lineup also includes John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin on bass and Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters on drums. Their self-titled debut album was released in November.
The WarriorsBefore the release of The Warriors in 2005, it was announced that Homme's band Queens of the Stone Age would contribute an exclusive track to the in-game soundtrack, "In the City", a cover of a Joe Walsh song. Upon the games release fans noticed that the song was not in the game at all. This would lead to rumors that the song would only be available on the CD soundtrack for the game. The track was absent from this release as well and the song has not been heard from by anyone. Some wonder if it was ever even recorded.