Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) is an American rock band formed in Palm Desert, California in 1996. The band was founded by singer and guitarist Josh Homme, who had previously been a member of the influential desert rock band Kyuss.
QOTSA's music is known for its heavy, riff-driven sound, blending elements of hard rock, stoner rock, and alternative rock. The band's line-up has changed frequently over the years, with Homme being the only consistent member. Other members of the band have included Nick Oliveri, Dave Grohl, Mark Lanegan, and Troy Van Leeuwen.
QOTSA's debut album, "Queens of the Stone Age," was released in 1998, and was followed by several more successful albums including "Songs for the Deaf," "Lullabies to Paralyze," and "...Like Clockwork." The band's music has been critically acclaimed for its powerful riffs, clever lyrics, and dynamic songwriting.
QOTSA has collaborated with several other musicians over the years, including Elton John, Trent Reznor, and Mark Ronson. They have also toured extensively, headlining major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, and Coachella.
In addition to their music, QOTSA has also been involved in several film and TV projects, including composing the soundtrack for the film "In the Fade" and appearing in an episode of "The Simpsons." They are widely considered one of the most important and influential rock bands of the past two decades, and their music continues to inspire and influence new generations of musicians.