Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age is quite the talented player, singer and writer. His work in Queens and Kyuss are both integral parts of rock music since the 90’s. He’s got a style and sound that is uniquely his own as well. Over the years, Josh has lent his sound (whether it’s guitar or vocals) to quite a few other bands and artists. Here’s a few that will intrigue you.
Local H- Rock and Roll Professionals (from Here Comes The Zoo):
Foo Fighters- Razor (from In Your Honor):
Mastodon- Colony Of Birchmen (from Blood Mountain):
Arctic Monkeys- All My Own Stunts (from Suck It And See):
Biffy Clyro- Bubbles (from Only Revolutions):
Mark Lanegan Band- Riot In My House (from Blues Funeral):
Josh has also appeared on albums by:
Masters Of Reality
and many more
The journey continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. K is here and like H, I, and J, K is another difficult one to complete. As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list.
01) The Kinks
03) King Crimson
05) Killswitch Engage
07) Lenny Kravitz
There are lots of bands out trying to do the whole stoner/sludge rock thing. Few can really do it justice. Enter Interstelar who can. Formed in 2010 in Los Angeles this group of guys have taken their influences of Kyuss, The Cult, Black Sabbath and mixed it with a bit of shoe gaze a la My Bloody Valentine. They released their debut EP in 2011 and are currently recording for a new release with Warren Riker (producer of Down 1-3). Musically they show how tight they are. The guitar tone is not so dirty that you can’t hear the notes, and the solos are intricate yet simple as to not take away from the rhythmic nature of the genre. The bass tracks blend perfectly with the drums. Vocally there are times as though Ian Astbury and Maynard got morphed into one. Their new track Hold It takes them up a notch and shows their craft as songwriters and has a bit more melody. Interstelar are one band in the genre that should not go unnoticed!
By: Brian Lacy