Troy Van Leeuwen

Troy Van Leeuwen ( born January 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, California ) is an American musician and the current guitarist for the rock band Queens of the Stone Age.


Van Leeuwen played from 1996-1997 in the band Failure, and 3 years for A Perfect Circle. After recording their third studio album, Van Leeuwen rose at a Queens of the Stone Age in May 2002. He plays guitar, lap steel, keyboards and during the tour 2005-2006, including some bass. Van Leeuwen was also involved in a side project of his bandmates Josh Homme, the Desert Sessions. During a hiatus of Queens in 2008, Van Leeuwen dedicated to his side project, Sweet Head, and went with his new band on tour.


Van Leeuwen (read: Van Luhen ): "I'll divulge one secret. I used nothing but hollowbodies on this record [ Lullabies to Paralyze ] - mostly a Gibson ES -135 and a Yamaha AES1500 "

Since 2006 is also a Troy Van Leeuwen - signature model in collaboration with Yamaha available: Yamaha SA503 TVL Troy Van Leeuwen.

When Van Leeuwen Lapsteel draws on brand instruments Chandler.


  • Enemy
  • Failure (1996-1997)
  • A Perfect Circle (1999-2002)
  • Queens of the Stone Age (since 2002)
  • Sweet Head (since 2008)