Josh Homme discography

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Josh Homme performing live with Queens of the Stone Age at the Wireless Festival in 2007

Josh Homme is an American rock musician, who has released 18 studio albums and has collaborated with 26 different artists. He started playing guitar in the 1980s and formed a band with Palm Desert, California school friends John Garcia and Brant Bjork, initially under the name Katzenjammer, then Sons of Kyuss, and later shortened to simply Kyuss.[1] The band released an extended play (EP), Sons of Kyuss (1990), when Homme was 16, before going on to record four critically acclaimed studio albums and a greatest hits release, without breaking through to mainstream success.[1] After the break-up of the band in 1995, Homme considered abandoning his music career, but was persuaded by vocalist Mark Lanegan to join the Screaming Trees on tour as second guitarist.[1]

In August, 1997 Homme gathered a few musician friends at Rancho de la Luna in the Palm Desert for a weekend of collaboration called "The Desert Sessions".[1] The experiment yielded two albums, Volumes 1 & 2, and Homme would repeat the exercise at the Rancho with different musicians on a further four occasions over the next decade. Homme formed Queens of the Stone Age with former Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernández in 1997 (initially under the name Gamma Ray).[1] In 1998 the Queens of the Stone Age released their debut album Queens of the Stone Age, on which Homme performed lead vocals, guitar and bass guitar.[1] Queens of the Stone Age would adopt a fluid line-up, with dozens of members joining and leaving as the band developed while Homme remained the only permanent member, releasing several EPs and compilations, a DVD, as well as five more studio albums, including the break-through Songs for the Deaf (2002).

The Eagles of Death Metal started out as an impromptu collaboration on the Desert Sessions' 1998 release Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little Trips, but became a full-time band with the recording and release of their debut album, Peace, Love, Death Metal, in 2004.[2] The original line-up included Homme on the drums and childhood friend Jesse "The Devil" Hughes on lead vocals and guitar, although Homme rarely tours with the band due to his commitments with Queens of the Stone Age.[2] In 2006, Eagles of Death Metal released its second studio album, Death by Sexy, which became their first album to chart on the Billboard 200.[3] In 2008 the album Heart On was released.

In 2009, Homme appeared alongside Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones in the band Them Crooked Vultures. The band has so far put out one record, the self-titled Them Crooked Vultures. Plans for a follow up sometime in the future continue, with Homme and Grohl both continuing to publicly state their commitment to the band despite their numerous side projects.

Outside of his full-time projects, Homme has appeared on the releases of several bands, including Deep in the Hole (2001) and Flak 'n' Flight (2003) by Masters of Reality, Cocaine Rodeo (2000) and A Drug Problem That Never Existed (2003) by Queens of the Stone Age sideproject Mondo Generator, Foo Fighters' In Your Honor (2005) and Peaches' Impeach My Bush (2006).[1]

Writing and performance

Year Album Comment
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys OST The soundtrack was composed by Marco Beltrami and was released in 2002 by Milan Records. A good part of the songs on the soundtrack were specifically written and performed for this film by Homme.
2012 End of Watch OST The Song "Nobody to Love" plays during the credits of End of Watch.
2017 In The Fade (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Production credits

Year Artist(s) Album Comment
1997 Fu Manchu Godzilla Producer alongside Fu Manchu
Beaver The Difference Engine Producer on "Green" alongside David Catching and Hutch
2009 Arctic Monkeys Humbug Producer for various tracks
2012 The Hives Lex Hives Producer for deluxe version bonus tracks
2016 Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression


Year Artist(s) Album Song(s)
2005 Death from Above 1979 Romance Bloody Romance "Black History Month"
2009 The Prodigy "Take Me To The Hospital"

Contributions and guest appearances

Year Artist(s) Album Comment
1997 Fu Manchu Godzilla Additional percussion
1998 Mike Johnson I Feel Alright Bass guitar
1999 Wellwater Conspiracy Brotherhood of Electric Vocals on "Teen Lambchop", "Red Light, Green Light", and "Ladder to the Moon", bass guitar on "Ladder to the Moon" and "Good Pushin'"
2000 Mondo Generator Cocaine Rodeo Guitar on "13th Floor", "Simple Exploding Man (Extended version)" and "Cocaine Rodeo"
2001 Masters of Reality Deep in the Hole Performer
2002 Local H Here Comes the Zoo Performer on "Rock & Roll Professionals" (credited as J.Ho)
2003 Earthlings? Disco Marching Kraft Bass guitar on "Disco Marching Kraft"
Mark Lanegan Here Comes That Weird Chill Bass, guitar, drums
Martina Topley-Bird Quixotic Additional guitar on "Need One"
Masters of Reality Flak 'n' Flight Guitar, vocals
Mondo Generator A Drug Problem That Never Existed Performer and writer for "Do The Headright" and "Me And You"
Unkle Never, Never Land Vocals on "Safe In Mind (Please Get This Gun From Out My Face)"
2004 Auf Der Maur Auf Der Maur Guitar on "Followed The Waves", "I'll Be Anything You Want", "My Foggy Notion" and "I Need I Want I Will" and additional vocals on "Skin Receiver"
2004 Mark Lanegan Bubblegum Various instruments on "Hit The City", "Wedding Dress", "Methamphetamine Blues", "One Hundred Days" and "Come To Me"
2005 Foo Fighters In Your Honor Rhythm guitar on "Razor"
2006 The Strokes "You Only Live Once" Additional drums on "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
Mastodon Blood Mountain Guest vocals on "Colony of Birchmen" and hidden message on "Pendulous Skin"
Peaches Impeach My Bush Guitar on "Give 'er"
2007 Lupe Fiasco The Cool Guitar on "Hello / Goodbye (Uncool)"
Goon Moon Licker's Last Leg Performer
Jesse Malin Glitter in the Gutter Additional guitar on "Tomorrow Tonight"
Unkle War Stories Vocals on "Restless"
2008 End Titles... Stories for Film Featured on "Chemical"
Primal Scream Beautiful Future Guitar on "Necro Hex Blues"
2009 Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions Additional guitar on "Bubbles"
2012 Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral Guitar on "Riot in My House"
Florence and the Machine MTV Unplugged
Mondo Generator Hell Comes To Your Heart Guest musician
2013 Various Artists Sound City: Real to Reel Composer and primary artist on "Centipede", "A Trick With No Sleeve" and "Mantra"
Arctic Monkeys AM Backing vocals on "One for the Road" and "Knee Socks"
2016 Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression Provided vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synthesizers, mellotron and percussion
Lady Gaga Joanne Guitar on various tracks and songwriting for various tracks


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Josh Homme biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Eagles of Death Metal biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - Eagles of Death Metal". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
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