Joshua Michael Homme (born May 17, 1973 in Joshua Tree, California) is an American rock musician and record producer. He was the guitarist and a founding member of the stoner metal band Kyuss, as well as the founding and only continuous member of the hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA), in which he sings and plays guitar. Homme also plays bass, drums, and keyboard. He co-founded and occasionally performs with Eagles of Death Metal as its drummer, and continues to produce and release a musical improv series with other musicians, mostly from the Palm Desert scene, known as The Desert Sessions. In 2009, he appeared in a new project called Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones. In 2010, Homme has concentrated his efforts on Them Crooked Vultures over all other projects. Them Crooked Vultures released their first and so far only album in 2009.