Troy Van Leeuwen is an American rock musician and producer, best known as the guitarist for the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, for which he has served since 2002.
Troy talks about having his first child, early session work he did, interesting lessons he learned about writing & the music business, cool stories about playing w Iggy Pop & Elton John, growing up, gear, baking, being easygoing, leaving A Perfect Circle, very cool stuff: Subscribe Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
QOTSA guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen is this week's guest on Life In The Stocks. The silver haired guitar god reveals the inspiration behind the band's latest album 'Villains' and talks about touring alongside Josh Homme with one of their mutual heroes, Iggy Pop. Troy also recalls some personal highlights from his previous bands (A Perfect Circle & Failure) and his years as a producer & recording engineer. He's had quite the career, and anyone with an interest in alternative rock should dive into this episode immediately.Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Fireball & Academy Events.Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Support this show  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, A Perfect Circle, Sweethead) joins Kevin & Steve. They talk guitars, trashing hotel rooms, QOTSA, the new Failure tour, meeting Lemme, playing in multiple bands, Angus Young, wearing crushed velvet suits, record labels and of course... STDs. Enjoy the Chew!!
Of Sweethead, Queens Of The Stoneage and more, prolific guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen joins Steve Agee's Uhhh! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Jan 5th, 1970
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4 hours, 58 minutes