Dave Grohl to Play Drums on New Queens of the Stone Age Album

From Left: Josh Homme and Dave Grohl back in 2007

Good morning music fans! Now that we don’t have to go through another one of those non-stop political seasons for at least another two years we can all get back to what really matters – music!

There’s a bit of good and bad news coming out of the Queens of the Stone Age camp as it has been confirmed to the BBC by frontman Josh Homme that drummer Joey Castillo has left the band.

If only there were another drummer out there who’s had history with the band that fans would embrace… well, how about Dave Grohl?

You heard right, Homme confirmed to BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe that none other than the renaissance rocker himself Dave Grohl will be taking the helm on the drum kit for the band’s brand new album.

"[Grohl] and I have this wonderful musical relationship which we don't have with other people,” said Homme during the interview. “It's a very cool and comfortable position."

Although the prospects of this being a permanent move for Grohl are slim once you take into account the many other projects he’s involved in, QOTSA fans everywhere will should surely still be excited.

The last time Dave collaborated with Homme’s band was for their 2002 effort, Songs for the Deaf. It is now known that at the time Grohl even considered being a permanent member of QOTSA as the Foo Fighters were in the middle of a rough stretch before the addition of Chris Shiflett and what eventually led to the One by One album. As we all now know, the new addition to the Foo worked out perfectly and Grohl did not join.

This is when Juan Castillo – former Danzig drummer – stepped in for the supporting tour of Songs for the Deaf and continued with the band for their next two albums — 2005′s  Lullabies to Paralyze and 2007′s Era Vulgaris.

Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters recently announced an indefinite break so it makes perfect sense for the prolific musician to jump in and help out a close friend – and their fans!

You can check out the brand new Queens of the Stone Age album when it hits early next year in 2013.

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