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Queens of the Stone Age is a rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States. The band is frequently labeled stoner rock, although they reject the label. They developed a style of riff-oriented, heavy music which the band's founder and mastermind Josh Homme described as "robot rock", saying that he "wanted to create a heavy sound based on a solid jam, just pound it into your head". Since then, their sound has evolved to incorporate a variety of different styles and influences.

While in high school, Homme got together with locals Brant Bjork, Chris Cockrell (later replaced by Nick Oliveri) and John Garcia resulting in the formation of Kyuss (firstly known as "Sons of Kyuss"). Queens of the Stone Age formed in 1997, rising from the ashes of Kyuss and began playing together during the now legendary Desert Sessions. Homme has drawn all of the members from that diverse group of musicians for Queens of the Stone Age. The band originally formed under the name Gamma Ray, but almost faced a lawsuit from the European metal band of the same name.

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Josh Homme
since 1996 Lead vocal, Guitar, Slide guitar, Keyboard, Bass
Troy Van Leeuwen
since 2002 Keyboard, lib/muslib/membership_type_219, Bass, Background vocals, Guitar, Lap steel guitar
Michael Shuman
since 2007 Background vocals, Bass
Dean Fertita
since 2007 Keyboard, Guitar, Percussion, Background vocals
Jon Theodore
since 2013 Drum set, Percussion
Joey Castillo
since 2002 till 2012 Percussion, Drum set
Nick Oliveri
since 1998 till 2004 Guitar, Lead vocal, Background vocals, Bass
Mark Lanegan
since 2001 till 2005 Keyboard, Lead vocal, Background vocals
Gene Trautmann
since 1999 till 2002 Percussion, Drum set
Brendon McNichol
since 2000 till 2002 Guitar, Lap steel guitar, Piano
Dave Catching
since 1998 till 2000 Keyboard, Guitar, Lap steel guitar
Alain Johannes
since 2005 till 2007 Electric guitar, Piano, Organ, Bass
Dave Grohl
since 2001 till 2002 Background vocals, Percussion, Drum set
since 2012 till 2013 Background vocals, Percussion, Drum set
Alfredo Hernández
since 1998 till 1999 Percussion, Drum set
Dan Druff
since 2004 till 2005 Bass
Matt Cameron
since 1997 till 1997 Percussion, Drum set
Mike Johnson
since 1998 till 1998 Bass
Natasha Shneider
since 2005 till 2005 Keyboard

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