Josh Homme, whose full name is Joshua Michael Homme has several nick names to his credit, such as Baby Duck, J.Ho, Joe’s Hoe, The Ginger Elvis, Carlo Von Sexron and many more monikers. He is an American singer and wears many hats such as that of songwriter, musician and actor. He is the founder of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age. A multi talented artist, he plays a number of instruments like piano, drums, and bass. He also serves as the band’s primary songwriter.
If you are curious to know more about him, read on and also find out Josh Homme’s net worth in 2019.
Josh Homme was born on May 17, 1973 at Joshua Tree, California to a rich family, who had even a street named after them. His dad was a rich contractor. His family has multi-ethnic ancestry like French-Canadian, Jewish, Swedish; besides German and English.
He got his first electric guitar and began learning at the young age of nine. He took guitar lesons for two years and developed his own unique style. In 1985, when he was 12, he joined Autocracy, the first band of his life.
Homme married singer and musician Brody Dalle in 2005. The couple has a daughter Camille, and two sons Orrin and Wolf. The family has settled in Palm Springs in California. Homme loves getting inked and sports more than 20 tattoos of names of his family member and dear ones.
In 1987, at the age of 14, Homme created a band with his with his school friends. It was initially called Katzenjammer and finally Kyuss. It was popular in the 1990’s and they played in secluded desert locations using a generator power and the events came to be known as Generator Parties.
Three of their albums – Blues for the Red Sun, Welcome to Sky Valley, and And the Circus Leaves Town, became very popular so as to start a cult following. When the band split, Homme joined the Screaming Trees as a rhythm guitarist.
In 1996 he founded his own band Gamma Ray, which changed its name to Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) in 1997. Their debut album with the same name as their band; was a roaring success.
Their next album Rated R, was a phenomenal hit. The next one, 2002’s Songs for the Deaf, was even more successful. Homme wrote the next album, Lullabies to Paralyze, which went up to be listed as #5 on the Billboard charts.
In 2007, the band’s fifth album came out. It was called Era Vulgaris, and was critically acclaimed. Home also produced and created more albums for other, for the next six years. During 2010 and thereafter, Homme performed several live shows, featuring the songs from his albums.
In 2013, the sixth album from QOTSA, named Like Clockwork, topped the Billboard charts. It had guest artists Sir Elton John, Alex Turner, Trent Reznor and many more including Homme’s wife Brody Dalle.
In 2017, their seventh album, Villains, was released.
In 1997, Homme had laid grounds for The Desert Sessions in Joshua Tree, California which was a new concept. It involved on the spot recording, as streams of new contributors kept joining. It has resulted in ten volumes of recordings.
In 1998, Homme began a new band Eagles of Death Metal, which has released four albums; Peace, Love, Death Metal; Death by Sexy; Heart On; and in 2015, Zipper Down in 2015. Homme ogten performed live for the band.
In 2009, Homme recorded with others for a musical project Them Crooked Vultures; which went on to win the Grammy award for 2011.
Homme has also collaborated with several musicians and their group; and has given music for TV shows and video games.
In 2010, Homme appeared on the Comedy Central series, and also on many music videos.In 2015, Homme hosted a weekly hour-long show called The Alligator Hour.
In 2016 he released an album with Iggy Pop called Post Pop Depression.
Awards & Achievement
One of the most notable awards Homme has won is the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011.
Net worth of Josh Homme
He is fond of firearms and has several guns including a Winchester, a shotgun and a Beretta pistol. He has owned only one car, a Chevvy.
Homme has been in the music and entertainment industry for decades. Moreover he is not just a singer but owns several rock bands. He is also a producer, and has also acted and given music for TV shows.
He is a rock star whose music has been into the best-selling lists, decades earlier. It is estimated very conservatively that his net worth is over $13.5 million.
Josh Homme, a multi talented star is one who does not conform to the rags-to-riches story, as he was already rich even when he was a kid. Homme did not let his rich family background come in the way of his passion since childhood. He devoted his life to music and came up with several chart-busters. Even today, he is active in making, or producing music.