Joshua Michael Homme III ( /ˈhɒ.mi/ HO-mee, see below; born May 17, 1973) is an American rock musician, and record producer. He was the guitarist and a former member of the stoner rock band Kyuss, as well as the founding and only continuous member of the hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age, in which he sings, plays guitar, and serves as the band's primary songwriter. He co-founded and occasionally performs with Eagles of Death Metal as its guitarist and lead singer, whilst playing drums for studio recordings, 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. Them Crooked Vultures released their debut album in 2009. In 2010, Homme concentrated his efforts on Them Crooked Vultures over all other projects.