Joshua Michael Homme III ( HOM-ee, born May 17, 1973) is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is the founding and only continuous member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, in which he sings, plays guitar and occasionally piano, and serves as the band's primary songwriter. He was also formerly a guitarist and founder of the influential stoner rock band Kyuss. He co-founded and occasionally performs with Eagles of Death Metal while 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, who released their debut album in 2009.