Gone Is Gone
Members of Mastodon, At The Drive-In and Queens Of The Stone Age comprise Gone Is Gone.
Mastodon, a Heavy Metal band from Atlanta, formed in early '00. Bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders was a founding member.
Queens Of The Stone Age hailed from Palm Desert, CA. Launched in '96, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen signed on in '02.
Mike Zarin, a multi-instrumentalist, appeared with Van Leeuwen on "Descent To The Surface," an album recorded by Sweethead (a QOTSA offshoot).
At the Drive-In, a Post-Hardcore band from El Paso, started in '93. Drummer Tony Hajjar joined three years later, staying until '01. He briefly returned in '12 and came back around in '16.
Hajjar and Zarin had worked on scores for movie trailers and video games for a number of years when one of their compositions really needed a band to be fully realized.
So Hajjar recruited Van Leeuwen. Then he went after a singer. "Troy Sanders' voice and presence kept on coming up in conversations," said Hajjar. Sanders sang on demos and the 'experimental Rock' band went from there.
2016 Gone Is Gone