This Day In Music 17.05.2016
43 years today for Josh Homme, Happy Birthday!
Joshua Michael Homme (born May 17, 1973) is a musician from Palm Desert, California.
He was a founding member of desert rock band Kyuss, which split up in 1997, and is the only continuous member of alternative band, Queens of the Stone Age. He also continues to produce and release a musical improv series with other musicians known as The Desert Sessions.
Homme has also played guitar for the Screaming Trees and Mark Lanegan (who later joined Queens of the Stone Age).
In 2009, Homme started a new musical project with no more no less than Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) known as Them Crooked Vultures. Homme’s the lead vocals and plays guitar on TCV. The group also features Alain Johannes in live performances.
Other acts with which Homme has collaborated include: Mondo Generator, Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey, Fatso Jetson, Mark Lanegan Band, Trent Reznor, Masters of Reality, Millionaire, Wellwater Conspiracy, U.N.K.L.E., Primal Scream, Melissa Auf der Maur, Paz Lenchantin, A Perfect Circle, Death from Above 1979, Earthlings?, Mastodon, Peaches, The Strokes, Local H, Biffy Clyro and Arctic Monkeys. He also collaborated with Liam Howlett from The Prodigy for a remix of The Prodigy track Take Me To The Hospital in August 2009 called Take Me To The Hospital (Josh Homme and Liam H.’s wreckage remix).
Homme was featured on Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen in the song “Stone Cold Crazy”, on Blood Mountain by Mastodon, in the song “Colony of Birchmen”, and on Impeach My Bush by Peaches in the song “Give ‘Er”.
He also produced most of the Arctic Monkeys album Humbug as well as providing backing vocals to All My Own Stunts on their album “Suck It and See”.
In June 2010 Homme appeared on the Comedy Central series Tosh.0 to do an unplugged duet version of the hit viral song What What (In the Butt) with Internet celebrity Samwell. He is also provided the theme song to Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, the show formerly known as Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Homme in March 2016 released a surprise album with Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression. Below Pop-Homme's newest video “Sunday”