Josh Homme discography

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Homme performing at the 2007 Wireless Festival

Josh Homme is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer who has released 18 studio albums and collaborated with over 25 different artists. He started playing guitar in the 1980s and formed a band with Palm Desert, California schoolmates 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 EP called Sons of Kyuss (1990) when Homme was 16 years old, before going on to record four critically acclaimed studio albums and a greatest hits release without breaking through to mainstream success.[1] After the breakup 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 recording studio Rancho de la Luna for a weekend of collaborations called "The Desert Sessions".[1] The experiment yielded two albums, Volumes 1 & 2, and Homme would repeat the exercise at the same studio with different musicians on a further four occasions over the next decade.

Also in 1997, Homme formed Queens of the Stone Age with former Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernández, initially under the name Gamma Ray.[1] In 1998, Queens of the Stone Age released their self-titled debut album, 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. They have released several EPs, compilations, a DVD, and a total of seven studio albums, including the break-through Songs for the Deaf (2002).

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 drums and his childhood friend Jesse 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] The band has since released a further two albums.

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 in the future continue, with Homme and Grohl both continuing to state their commitment to the band despite their numerous other projects.

Homme has also appeared on the releases of several other 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 Mondo Generator, In Your Honor by Foo Fighters (2005), and Impeach My Bush by Peaches (2006).[1]

Writing and performance[edit]

Year Album Comment
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 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 The song "Nobody to Love" plays during the credits.
2017 In The Fade (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Production credits[edit]

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
2016 CRX New Skin


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"
2011 The Dead Weather "Hang You from the Heavens"
Grinderman "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man"

Contributions and guest appearances[edit]

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 Earthlings? Human Beans Vocals on "Visionary Messenger"
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)
Various Artists Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three Background vocals on "Rise Above", "TV Party", "Six Pack", "Annihilate This Week"
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 Eleven Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen featured on "Stone Cold Crazy"
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", guitar on "Chemistry" and "Hold My Hand"
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"
2011 Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See backing vocals on "All My Own Stunts"
Boots Electric Honkey Kong guitar on "Boots Electric Theme" and "Dreams"
Screaming Trees Last Words: The Final Recordings guitar on "Crawlspace"
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.