November 29th, 2011 2:49 pm
After the dissolution of Kyuss, singer guitarist Josh Homme moved from Palm Desert, California to Seattle, where he played for a couple of years with the Screaming Trees, and fits into the local scene, collaborating with former Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepard.
In 1997 as the Queens of the Stone Age with former Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez. The band released an EP, debuting in 1998 and in the same year he joined the band Nick Oliveri, another veteran of Kyuss.
In 2000 the band signed with Interscope, releasing the acclaimed Rated R. In 2002 released SONGS FOR THE DEAF, with some special guests from the Seattle scene: former Nirvana Dave Grohl sits on drums, Mark Lanegan appears to say in a song.
Despite the excellent reception given by public and critics, the new album, the band led by Homme begins to show signs of crisis in 2004, bassist Nick Olivieri is ousted from the band. Although not given an official explanation to the change of training, well-informed sources talk of friction between the musician and old friend – and a leader of the band – Josh. Despite everything, the band continues their own way and public, in 2005, Paralyze Lullabies TO: after a few dates of the promotional tour, including Mark Lanegan, meanwhile entered into a permanent group, called out for health problems. After the publication of the live OVER THE YEARS AND THROUGH THE WOODS in November of that year, in 2007 the band released the excellent Era Vulgaris, which sees the participation of the leader Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.
In 2010 – ten years after its first publication – it does make a new version of the album that brought him success: it comes RATED R – DELUXE EDITION.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 1998 Loose Groove
RATED R 2000 INTERSCOPE
SONGS FOR THE DEAF 2002 Interscope
Paralyze Lullabies TO 2005 Interscope
OVER THE YEARS AND THROUGH THE WOODS [Live] Interscope 2005
Era Vulgaris Interscope 2007
RADIO DELUXE EDITION R-2010 Interscope