Dave Grohl Joining Queens Of The Stone Age On New Album

Dave Grohl likes to get into some weird stuff, including signing on for episodes of Top Chef and a cameo in The Muppets. Way back in 2002, Grohl even joined his buddy Josh Homme’s band, Queens of the Stone Age, to play drums on the album Songs for the Deaf. Now, it seems Grohl will be joining Queens of the Stone Age for a second album stint.

Homme confirmed the news earlier this week, also noting that Grohl is able to take the position due to drummer Joey Castillo leaving the band (it comes off like this was the drummer’s decision). The news was confirmed via an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe and was later reported by BBC News. What Homme revealed was that Grohl will be a part of the Queens of the Stone Age’s upcoming sixth album. What he did not reveal is whether or not Grohl will go on tour with the band after the album is completed.

Luckily, album number 6 is close to being completed, so it shouldn’t be too long before we learn whether this tour de force will move on into a tour together. The good (well, kind of bad) news is that Grohl’s band, The Foo Fighters, is currently taking some time off after spending a whopping 18 months promoting the 2011 album, Wasting Light. So, right now, Grohl has nothing but time on his plate. I’m not sure that means he’ll want to spend it touring, though.

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