In the pantheon of rock and roll, there are few if any artists out there who are as intimidating for manifold reasons as Queens Of The Stone Age front man Josh Homme. A mountain of a man who occasionally dons a ginger (these days with a fair amount of salt mixed in) beard, Homme’s brazen personality is backed up fully by the music he puts out.
Once a member of stoner rock legends Kyuss, Homme went on to form his most famous outfit, Queens Of The Stone Age with a rotating cast of characters that includes but is not limited to such luminaries as Dave Grohl, Mark Lanegan, and on-again-off-again troubled bassist Nick Oliveri. Queens’ latest release …Like Clockwork is set to come out in a couple weeks and is hotly anticipated, this time containing help from Trent Reznor, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and Elton fucking John. Homme also has time for more than a couple side projects, with his ongoing Desert Sessions releases, regular appearances on various Tony Bourdain vehicles, and putting out an album with fucking John Paul Jones (Them Crooked Vultures) just because that’s the kind of water he carries.
Furthermore, Homme will suffer through no one’s bullshit while performing live, as the (literally) red-assed Homme will not hesitate to verbally berate hecklers, or jump into the crowd himself should he be pelted with something from a distance. Given the man’s stature and his acidic wit, neither are actions that would be recommended.