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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age began with Josh Homme in 1996. Originally called "Gamma Ray", Homme changedthenameto"Queensof theStone Age" in1997 as German power metal band Gamma Ray were threatening to sue. AccordingtoJoshandformerbassist Nick Oliverithe name origins are thus: When we were making a record in 1992, under the band Kyuss, our producer Chris Goss, he would joke andsay"Youguysarelike theQueens of theStone Age." The band was originally called Gamma Ray, but we got threatenedwithalawsuitbecausesomeone else had it. Sowe were Queens of theStone Age. - Oliveri (2000) Kings would b ...read more

Queens of the Stone Age began with Josh Homme in 1996. Originally called "Gamma Ray", Homme changedthenameto"Queensof theStone Age" in1997 as German power metal band Gamma Ray were threatening to sue. AccordingtoJoshandformerbassist Nick Oliverithe name origins are thus: When we were making a record in 1992, under the band Kyuss, our producer Chris Goss, he would joke andsay"Youguysarelike theQueens of theStone Age." The band was originally called Gamma Ray, but we got threatenedwithalawsuitbecausesomeone else had it. Sowe were Queens of theStone Age. - Oliveri (2000) Kings would be too macho. The Kings of the Stone Age wear armor and have axes and wrestle. The QueensoftheStoneAgehang out withthe Kings ofthe Stone Age's girlfriends, when they wrestle. And also, it was also just a namegiventousbyChris Goss. He gave us thename Queens of the StoneAge. Rock should be heavy enough for the boysandsweetenoughforthe girls. That way, everyone is happy andit's more of a party. Kings of the StoneAge, is too lopsided. -Homme(2000) In the fall of 1998, they released their self-titled debut album, Queens of the Stone Age, which wasrecordedwithJoshhandlingboth guitarand bassguitar playing duties, Alfredo Hernandez on the drums, and includedseveralotherinstrumentaland vocalcontributions by ChrisGoss and Hutch. Soonafter the recording sessions were finished forthealbum,former Kyussbassist NickOliveri and guitarist DaveCatching joined and touring commenced. Arecording of aphonemessagewhich playsthe voice of NickOliveri stating his decision to jointhe band can be heard at the end of the album'sfinalsong,"IWas aTeenage Hand Model". « hide

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