|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (April 2013)|
|Birth name||Dave Catching|
|Also known as||Diamond Dave
|Born||June 7, 1961|
|Origin||Memphis, Tennessee, US|
|Genres||Stoner rock, hard rock, desert rock, garage rock revival, psychedelic rock, blues-rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboard, lap steel, twelve-string guitar|
|Associated acts||Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Tex & the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, Mojave Lords, earthlings?, Mark Lanegan, Gnarltones, Pink Slip, Mondo Generator, Smith & Pyle, Masters of Reality, Star & Dagger, Peaches, The Mutants|
|Gibson Flying V Echopark 58 Albert|
David (Dave) Catching (born June 7, 1961) is an American musician and producer from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the California stoner rock band earthlings?, a touring member of Eagles of Death Metal and the co-founder of the Rancho De La Luna recording studio.
Catching has played the guitar for well-known hard rock bands Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, Mondo Generator and the Masters of Reality. He is also a member of Yellow#5, and the Gnarltones.
Catching has been associated with the desert country rock band, Smith & Pyle. He contributed to the debut album of country rock duo Smith & Pyle, It's OK to be Happy, which was recorded at Rancho de la Luna and released in 2008. He currently resides in Joshua Tree, California.
With the Eagles of Death Metal, Catching plays his 1980's Gibson Flying V through a tuner and distortion pedal and Supro amplifier with a 2x12 cabinet. He also uses an Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar when playing with Eagles of Death Metal. He is also endorsed by and uses coiled red Bullet Cable. During recordings he also uses some of Jesse Hughes's Matons.
Catching released a signature fuzz wah pedal in 2015, the Roadrunner, through Dr. No Effects.
With the earthlings?, he uses his 1958 Fender Stratocaster or his 1972 double cutaway Gibson Les Paul through a tuner and a distortion Rat pedal. His Les Paul is 1 of 6 ever made by Strings & Things in Memphis, Tennessee. Other guitars were bought by Ace Frehley, Jeff Beck, Pat Travers, and Michael Woods, guitarist for the group America. Photos have circulated of Dave's very guitar nearly being bought by Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer fame, but opting out at the last minute for an acoustic bass.
- The Modifiers (1980's]
- 60 Watt Reality (The Ringling Sisters, 1990)
- The Desert Sessions 1 & 2 (1998)
- Queens of the Stone Age (Queens of the Stone Age, 1998)
- The Desert Sessions 3 & 4 (1998)
- The Desert Sessions 5 & 6 (1999)
- Rated R (Queens of the Stone Age, 2000)
- Human Beans (earthlings?, 2001)
- Deep in the Hole (Masters of Reality, 2001)
- Songs for the Deaf (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002)
- A Drug Problem That Never Existed (Mondo Generator, 2003)
- The Desert Sessions 9 & 10 (2003)
- Bubblegum (Mark Lanegan Band, 2004)
- III the EP (Mondo Generator, 2004)
- Lullabies to Paralyze (Queens of the Stone Age, 2005)
- I Got a Brand New Egg Layin' Machine (Goon Moon, 2005)
- Death By Sexy... (Eagles of Death Metal, 2006)
- Powder Burns (The Twilight Singers, 2006)
- Dead Planet (Mondo Generator, 2006)
- Licker's Last Leg (Goon Moon, 2007)
- Neptune (The Duke Spirit, 2008)
- Humalien (earthlings?, 2009)
- Pine Cross Dover (Masters of Reality, 2009)
- Blues Funeral (Mark Lanegan Band, 2012)
- Tomorrowland Blues (Star & Dagger, 2013)
- Unfuckwithable (Mojave Lords, 2014)
- Your Desert My Mind (The Mutants, 2016)