FeaturesWritten by James Arnold-Garvey on June 12, 2013
Queens Of The Stone Age have a sort of revolving-door policy regarding members – apart from main man Josh Homme, no one musician sticks around for too long. Anyone with even a passing interest in the band will know that the likes of Dave Grohl, Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top have all passed through the QOTSA camp. But what about the less familiar faces?
The below is a small selection of the vast number of artists that have appeared with QOTSA in some form or another, usually buried deep within the mix.
Shirley Manson provided "sultry vocals" on 'You Got A Killer Scene There, Man' from 'Lullabies To Paralyze'
Julian Casablancas provided his pipes for 'Era Vulagris' lead single 'Sick, Sick, Sick'
Pearl Jam and Soundgarden's Matt Cameron played drums on QOTSA's first-ever recorded output, the 'Gamma EP'
Rob Halford (Judas Priest) was recording in the same studio as QOTSA, and joined them for the final refrains of 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer'
Liam Lynch ('United States Of Whatever') provided some backing vocals on 'Era Vulgaris'
Aaron North from Nine Inch Nails has sat in on a few acoustic in-store shows, as well as a couple of regular live dates
Jack Black provided claps and stomps on 'Burn The Witch'
Mike Johnson from Dinosaur Jr delivered backing vocals on 'Rated R's 'Leg Of Lamb'
Super drummer Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, The Vandals) played on an early version of 'In My Head', and is also credited as a co-writer
Blue Öyster Cult "more cowbell" player Gene Frenkle (Will Ferrell, actually) showed up to join the band during their SNL performance of 'Little Sister'