Josh Homme is a rock musician who since starting his career in 1985, has released many albums and has come to be acclaimed as a part of rock bands; Queens of the Stone Age which he founded and is still a member, and Kyuss which he also co-founded and was a guitarist for. Apart from his musical career, he has also been involved in acting. Find out more about this music star here including what we know about the contentious question of his sexuality.
Josh Homme Biography and Age
The singer, songwriter, and record producer was born Joshua Michael Homme on May 17, 1973, in the United States, Joshua Tree, California. Growing up in a very rich family, music was not his first option as what he wanted becoming instead, was a contractor just as his father.
Josh Homme was brought up alongside an older brother Jason by his parents. He revealed that his mother, Irene was a very listening woman who encouraged her sons to follow the path that made them happy while his paternal grandmother, Camille was the first woman in North Dakota to fly a plane. He has her name tattooed on his knuckles.
When he was little, he saw Carl Perkins once in a concert and thanks to this, he was inspired to start playing guitar. Thus, Homme began playing very early that by the time he was 12, he joined his first band, Autocracy.
He was 13 when he began his first band, Kyuss. The band continued until 1996 when it disbanded after 4 albums and 2 EPs. Following the end of Kyuss, Homme went on to found Queens of the Stone Age after he joined Screaming Trees for a short period as a touring guitarist.
With the band, Josh Homme released 7 albums including Queens of the Stone Age in 1998 and Villains in 2017. They also released 3 live albums, 1 video album, and 5 EPs. The band has got many awards and nominations including 7 Grammy nominations.
As an actor, the large man appeared in “Hot Rod” (2007), “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (2013), and “Portlandia” (2014).
As pointed out, the singer grew up from a family that was very rich. However, without living off his family’s wealth, Josh is able to build his own fortune thanks to his musical career which he has sustained for many years.
With that said, Josh Homme has a net worth that is estimated at $10 million. While most of the fortune came from his music, he has also made some money from being a music producer and an actor.
Is He Gay or Does He Have Wife and Kids?
Regarding his sexual orientation, you will find people wondering if the Queens of the Stone Age lead vocalist and guitarist is gay. He is not gay as he has a wife and kids. More so, he said that he had his first girlfriend, Melanie when he was still in preschool and she was the first person he kissed.
That said, his brother, Jason who is two years older than him is the one who is gay. Being bigger than his brother, he revealed that as they grew up, he always had to protect his brother against bullies and in some occasions, he had had his ass kicked in the process.
In 2005, Josh Hommes got married to Australian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist, Brody Dalle. The two met when Josh was 23 while Brody who is a member of The Distillers was 17. Their first meeting was the first day that she moved to the United States from Australia. However, they would not see again until 7 years later although he didn’t forget her again.
When they met in 2003, Brody Dalle was processing her divorce from her first husband, Tim Armstrong. However, they still clicked and that was it. Two years later, Brody got married to Homme and together, they have three kids; Camille Harley Joan Homme, Orrin Ryder Homme, and Wolf Dillon Reece Homme who were born in 2006, 2011, and 2016.
Before meeting his wife, Homme never thought he would ever get married but once he met her, he revealed that she became someone he couldn’t live without.
There are not too many people that would be taller than Josh Homme on many stages most especially when you consider that he has a height that is 6′ 4½” (1.95 m). He has always been a large kid while growing up and this is one of the things that helped him in protecting his elder brother from bullies.