Kyuss/Queens of The Stone Age
Kyuss and QotSA
Split Album by
Queens of the Stone Age
Released December 5 1997
Recorded 1 - 20 March 1995 at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree, CA (Kyuss)
Ironside, Seattle, WA (QotSA)
Genre Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Alternative Rock
Length 33:51
Label Man's Ruin Records
Producer Chris Goss, Josh Homme
Kyuss chronology
...And The Circus Leaves Town
Kyuss/Queens of The Stone Age
Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss
Queens of the Stone Age chronology
Gamma Ray
Kyuss/Queens of The Stone Age
The Split CD
Kyuss / Queens of the Stone Age is a split EP by the American rock bands Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, released in December 1997 on Man's Ruin Records. Serving as a transitional release between both of Josh Homme's major bands, it features some of the final studio recordings by Kyuss while debuting Queens of the Stone Age.


Kyuss/Queens of The Stone Age was released on 5 December 1997 on CD, with a CD reissue on 1 February 2000, both editions still garnering a fair value on the secondary market. This split was never officially released on vinyl (As most of the tracks appeared on vinyl previously) but has been frequently bootlegged as a 12" LP

Five of the EP's six tracks had previously been released: Kyuss' cover version of Black Sabbath's "Into the Void" had been released as a single by Man's Ruin the prior year, with "Fatso Forgotso" as its B-side. "Fatso Forgotso Phase II" had been released under the title "Flip the Phase" in 1995 on the single for "One Inch Man" off Kyuss' final album ...And the Circus Leaves Town. The Queens of the Stone Age tracks "If Only Everything" and "Born to Hula" had been released by Man's Ruin in 1996 on the Gamma Ray EP, when Homme was calling his new project Gamma Ray. He received a cease and desist order because the name Gamma Ray was already in use by a German band; this EP, released a year later, marked the first use of the "Queens of the Stone Age" moniker.

"If Only Everything" was re-recorded under the shortened title "If Only" for Queens of the Stone Age in 1998, while "Born to Hula" was re-recorded and appeared as a B-side on The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret single from the band's 2000 album Rated R. "Fatso Forgotso" and "Fatso Forgotso Phase II (Flip the Phase)" were later re-released on Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss (2000), while "Spiders and Vinegaroons" was included on the 2011 re-release of the first Queens of the Stone Age album.



  • 1. Into The Void (Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, Ward) (8:00)
  • 2. Fatso Forgotso (Reeder) (8:33)
  • 3. Fatso Forgotso Phase II (Flip The Phase) (Homme) (2:17)

Queens of The Stone AgeEdit

  • 4. If Only Everything (Homme) (3:32)
  • 5. Born To Hula (Homme) (5:05)
  • 6. Spiders and Vinegaroons (Homme) (6:24)



Queens of The Stone AgeEdit

  • Josh Homme - Guitar, Lead Vocals (4, 5), Bass (5)
  • Van Conner - Bass (4)
  • Vic Indrizzo aka Vic The Stick - Drums
  • John Garcia - Backing Vocals (5)
  • Chris Goss - "other stuff" (6)

Other PersonnelEdit

  • Billy Bizeau - Engineer (1)
  • Fred Drake - Engineer (1 - 3), Mixing (1)
  • Josh Homme - Mixing (2 - 6), Producer (4 - 6)
  • Patrick Hutchinson - Mixing (2 - 3)
  • Chris Goss - Producer (4 - 6)
  • Floyd Reitsma - Engineer (4 - 6)
  • Jay Follette - Engineer (4 - 6)

External LinksEdit


V·T·E Kyuss
Past Members Josh HommeJohn GarciaScott ReederAlfredo HernándezBrant BjorkNick OliveriChris Cockrell
Albums WretchBlues for the Red SunWelcome to Sky Valley...And The Circus Leaves Town
Compilations Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss
Extended Plays Sons of Kyuss
Splits Kyuss/Queens of The Stone Age
Associated Bands Vista ChinoPeaceThe Desert SessionsQueens of the Stone AgeMondo GeneratorHermanoFu ManchuUnidaSlo BurnChéChris GossMasters of Reality
V·T·E Josh Homme
Kyuss Sons of KyussWretchBlues for the Red SunWelcome to Sky Valley...And The Circus Leaves TownMuchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss
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The Desert Sessions Volume 1: Instrumental Driving Music for FelonsVolume 2: Status: Ships Commander ButcheredVolume 3: Set Coordinates for the White Dwarf!!!Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little TripsVolume 5: Poetry for the Masses (SeaShedShitheadByTheSheSore)Volume 6: Black Anvil EgoVolume 7: Gypsy MarchesVolume 8: Can You See Under My Thumb? There You Are.Volume 9: I See You Hearin' MeVolume 10: I Heart Disco
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