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Dave Grohl to drum on new Queens of the Stone Age album

November 07, 2012|By August Brown
  • Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs during the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs during the Global Citizen Festival… (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty…)

Because we're all talking about people getting second terms today, here's another guy who gets a return try at an old job. Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl will again take on the drumming duties for a new studio album by desert-rock titans Queens of the Stone Age.

Grohl, who cut his teeth drumming in an obscure Seattle grunge trio, famously hit the skins on Queens' beloved 2002 album, "Songs for the Deaf," and his playing was universally lauded as a highlight of the album.

Queens frontman Josh Homme announced the news in a BBC interview, saying he and Grohl "have this wonderful musical relationship which we don't have with other people. ... It's a very cool and comfortable position." The two also came together in 2009 for the trio Them Crooked Vultures, which also featured former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

The yet-untitled Queens of the Stone Age album will be the band's sixth, and it's due for release sometime next year.

Grohl's return comes after Queens drummer Joey Castillo reportedly left the band. It's uncertain if Grohl will also handle drum duties onstage for the band on the road, but it's certainly possible. Grohl tabled the Foos for a lengthy hiatus in late September.

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