Dave Grohl: 'Queens Of The Stone Age Are The Baddest Rock And Roll Band In The World!'

Dave Grohl has lifted the lid on his recording sessions with Queens Of The Stone Age for the first time since revealing he has rejoined the band.

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Dave Grohl, who played drums on QOTSA's 2002 album "Songs For The Deaf", spoke about his feelings for the group, which he has recently rejoined and just how "completely ridiculous" the new record is sounding.

"With Queens of the Stone Age, like, there were no boundaries with that band, there were no limits with them, it was like if you did something insane, you'd do more, if you did something that seemed too ridiculous - and honestly the new Queens of the Stone Age record, I'm playing drums on that, and I'll do something so completely ridiculous, I'll just, like, 'There's no way that that Josh isn't going to let me do that,' and he'll say, 'Do that for forty-five seconds, over and over again, that's become, like, part of the song, that is a big part of the song,' and that's the way they work," Grohl said.

Elaborating on the general atmosphere that surrounds Queens Of The Stone Age, Grohl added: "When you walk into a festival backstage with Queens of the Stone Age, it's like, the record stops. People stop and they stare, and it's like, Queens of the Stone Age are, without question, the baddest rock and roll band in the world! And they still are, and when 'Songs For The Deaf', when that came out, it blew people's minds, man, for real."

According to NME, Dave Grohl is filling in for Joey Castillo, who has left the band according to signer Josh Homme, who broke the news earlier this month (November 6) on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. The band also posted a picture on their Facebook page, showing Grohl's name on the mixing desk (pictured below). Speaking to Zane Lowe, Homme said: "[Grohl] and I have this wonderful musical relationship which we don't have with other people. It's a very cool and comfortable position."

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    I can't even put into words how excited I am for this record...
    On the contrary, there is a very good word to describe it... Iiiiiit's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
    I'm really hoping Dave tours this album a bit with QOTSA and isn't just appearing on the record.
    Just take my money already ffs.
    QOTSA is thinking of touring with a new underground band called the Phork Phukkers, check them out!!
    Holy God, find a better way to advertise your band somewhere else.
    And change your band's name for christ sake
    Hey, I actually really like that name, it's creative! Obviously they don't care if other people don't like it. And it's smart to advertise any way you can!!
    Dude you just gonna get shame for doing that. When advertising your band, start you own thread or page somewhere on the site, don't blackmail people into discovering your band via a lie on a page completely unrelated. If everyone did this we'd have a page full of people saying- Check out the phork phukkers! they're really good! or Hey there's this cool new word -Smiskabob, look up it's meaning you'll lol. And really change your band name. people avoid bands with names like that.
    Can't agree more. Awesome albums, awesome live shows, no matter the band lineup. One of my big regrets is not seeing QotSA with Dave the first time around, will not be making the same mistake twice....
    I bought butter today
    I bought trains
    I bought turtles.
    i completely forgot he played drums for them, i cant wait to hear this!
    Nirvana bro! Haha, I forget too sometimes :/ He's really one of the most well rounded musicians out there!
    He might not be a total shredder, or another Neil Peart, or the next Axl-Rose (but not a douche), but he doesn't need to be. He does everything, and he does all of it better than most. I have my reasons for Dave Grohl being my favorite musician of all time.
    The main reason I bought Songs For the Deaf is Dave. I call him Rock n' roll Midas, because everything he touches turns to gold. Nirvana, FF, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures... So yeah I can't wait for this album
    The Gorhl is a rock legend but he needs to learn to express himself in a, like, more sophisticated way. For real.
    Awesome, definitely looking forward to it. Still waiting on another Them Crooked Vultures album, though.....
    Ok Dave, that's, like, super awesome, like, I really want to hear the new Queens of the Stone Age album, but, like, Them Crooked Vultures. New record. I want it. NOW.
    I really liked Them Crooked Vultures, probably more than any QOTSA release (and I do like QOTSA). Similar obviously, but I really liked what John Paul Jones brought to the table. We'll see if Josh and Dave teaming up again and replicate some of that magic. I'm hoping Vultures was Homme in a groove surrounded by talent, rather than Jones taking something good and making it really good. The later wouldn't surprise me either, because Jones is a beast.