Queens of the Stone Age

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2023 (The 2024 Induction Ceremony)

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2033.

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Rated R (2000)
Songs For The Deaf (2002)
...Like Clockwork (2013)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Feel Good Hit of the Summer (2000)
No One Knows (2002)

Queens of the Stone Age @ Wikipedia

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Will Queens of the Stone Age be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


19 comments so far (post your own)

How are QotSA getting a higher yes percentage than Kyuss?

Posted by William on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 17:41pm

They are keeping good music alive in these dark times. They deffinatly deserve it... Kyuss too.

Posted by Flipper on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 14:49pm

Not really. Aside from Songs for the Deaf, they don't really have that much strong material, and they're way less innovative and influential than Kyuss was.

Posted by William on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 15:08pm

Kyuss all the way.

Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 03:31am

QOTSA doesnt know how to make a dissapointing record. If QOTSA was around first, William would have said what he did backwards and he knows it. Listen to all their material cause I know you didn't. QOTSA desrves the hall of fame every bit as much as Kyuss does.

Posted by Gordon on Wednesday, 07.18.07 @ 11:32am

If QotSA had come first AND influenced the legions of stoner metal outfits that Kyuss did, then yes, they'd deserve induction. Too bad what-ifs don't cut it, huh? What if MCR had showed up before the Beatles?

Now let's see...You say I haven't listened to their material? I definitely seem to recall giving a cashier some money in exchange for a copy of Era Vulgaris around when it came out, and I distinctly remember playing it in the car driving home. Guess what? It is a good album, and much better than their last one, but nearly half the songs are average throwaway filler, and it's telling that the best song is the one Dean Ween helped write for the Desert Sessions.

So no, unless QotSA either radically reinvents its sound or somehow manages to inspire even half the number of bands Kyuss did, I don't think they qualify.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 07.18.07 @ 12:04pm

Have you listened to the self titled or R? They are phoenominal albums and in some ways, I think R is better than Deaf.

And tell me, how many modern bands are around today that are making good music? The list aint that long.

And QOTSA isnt a sell out. They stay true to their style and dont change it to fit radio airplay. I dont see too many people these days doing what QOTSA are doing. Should Kyuss be inducted first? Yes. But QOTSA deserve it too.
If they do ever sell out I guess I'll owe you one.

Posted by gordon on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 11:26am

Actually, I've heard the complete discographies of both Kyuss and every band by an ex-Kyuss member: Unida, Mondo Generator, Che, Hermano, EoDM, you name it. And actually, for the type of music they make, the new Fu Manchu beats out Era Vulgaris by a mile.

How many bands today make good music? Obviously you'll disagree with some of these, but here's an abridged list:

Against Me!
Andrew Bird
The Apples in Stereo
Arcade Fire
Big Business
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Devin Townsend
Dinosaur Jr.
Explosions in the Sky
The Fall of Troy
The Frames
Fu Manchu
The Hidden Hand
LCD Soundsystem
The New Pornographers
The Shins
Son Volt
Sonic Youth
Super Furry Animals

Some of those I think deserve induction in the future (some have been around long enough to deserve it now or very soon), and some I think do not simply because "good music" in itself isn't the best qualifier.

Posted by William on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 20:11pm

I own albums by a bunch of the bands you mentioned. I do think that some of them deserve hall of fame... some more than QOTSA. However, I do think QOTSA deserve it sometime down the road. If you dont agree thats fine. After all, its just an opinion.

Posted by gordon on Sunday, 07.22.07 @ 21:38pm

One thing to note; QOTSA aren't as good as Kyuss, their predecessors. Whilst Songs For The Deaf is a stong album, I can't see any of QOTSA's work being more influential, and certaimly isn't more innovative.

Also, I can see that there are some regular commenters here; William, Anonymous, Kit, Shawn, and some others who I'm not sure about, like Liam and Casper (are they?).

Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 15:01pm

Lullabies is better than all their albums. Just putting that out there. And only time will tell about their worthiness

Posted by holly on Sunday, 01.20.08 @ 15:49pm

i think that QotSA are one f the most important bands of our era and they deserve an entry because,music,generally has fallen dramatically the past few years, and honestly there's only a few bands that are exceptional-QotSA are one of them

Posted by Josh a.k.a GoD on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 15:01pm

I first saw this band on VH1 Rock Honors. They have four guitarists and they can't even play "Paranoid." You call that exceptional?

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 14:21pm

Really? Maybe they were having an off night or something. The few times I've seen them they were pretty good.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 17:26pm

the thing you guys are forgeting, is the standards that he bands need to meet. I love QotSA, and I don't even listen to stoner stuff (except Wolfmother) but lets look at it this way:

INFLUANCE - Hmmm.......

I don't think that they could get in on what they have out now, but don't worry, they still have 25 years!!!

Posted by Tyson on Tuesday, 12.30.08 @ 11:52am

Speaking of acidic music, QotSA are great, though not as influencial as Kyuss.

Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 09.4.09 @ 22:59pm

Saw this band at Chevy Stage at The Hangout. One of top 4 sets I saw that weekend. Sound was bad at that stage, but not if you are 2nd row :-)

Played all their best songs. Mr. Homme can really bend those strings. Looks like a stereotypical trucker, a big man. Glad I had my earplugs. Should see this band live sometime.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 05.22.14 @ 10:59am

Never realized how much I was in tune w/William, all those yrs. ago. Man knew some good stuff...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 05.18.16 @ 09:28am

For some reason, this is one of those bands that I just can't seem to get into. I have seen them live three times (all of them as opening acts), and that didn't change anything. I do like their songs "No One Knows" and their followup, "Go With the Flow". But my personal taste doesn't matter. Josh Homme has many connections and it shouldn't be too much of a hassle for them to get in when its their time.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 01.3.17 @ 21:31pm

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