After Joey Castillo left Queens of the Stone Age in 2012 and it was announced that Dave Grohl would not be touring with the band (despite playing on their new album), speculation began about who QOTSA’s next touring drummer would be.
When it was announced that Josh had selected Jon Theodore to join Queens of the Stone Age, the band’s fans were excited – and for good reason. Jon hails from Baltimore, Maryland and was one of the founding members of progressive rock group The Mars Volta. He played behind the kit with that band from 2001 to 2006, gaining numerous fans along the way.
Wikipedia says that “Theodore has become best known for his explosive, multi-textural and dynamic playing style.” And although I cannot claim to be an expert on drumming, if Wikipedia says something, then it must be true. Theodore joined Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha in a musical project named One Day As A Lion, which began in 2008.
Jon’s creativity and precision behind the drumkit should be a terrific fit with Josh and the rest of the band. He joins a long list of incredibly talented and accomplished drummers who have been a part of Queens of the Stone Age since its formation and we hope Jon will stick around for many years to come.