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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    Ironpriest
    I can't even put into words how excited I am for this record...
    GloofiE
    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
    offbeatblink
    I'm really hoping Dave tours this album a bit with QOTSA and isn't just appearing on the record.
    Elderer
    Just take my money already ffs.
    kmitchell74
    QOTSA is thinking of touring with a new underground band called the Phork Phukkers, check them out!!
    SKB
    And change your band's name for christ sake
    Iloveallbands
    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!!
    Elcosto
    Holy God, find a better way to advertise your band somewhere else.
    shreddguitarist
    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.
    javdoc
    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....
    KaleviHagqvist
    I bought butter today
    iommi600
    I bought trains
    third(-)eye
    I bought turtles.
    SomaticalEntity
    i completely forgot he played drums for them, i cant wait to hear this!
    thechaostheory
    Nirvana bro! Haha, I forget too sometimes :/ He's really one of the most well rounded musicians out there!
    sideslick
    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.
    pwrmax
    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
    Gibson1983
    The Gorhl is a rock legend but he needs to learn to express himself in a, like, more sophisticated way. For real.
    Voodoochile711
    Awesome, definitely looking forward to it. Still waiting on another Them Crooked Vultures album, though.....
    little_boy
    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.
    Clarkinator
    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.
    Brandon1993
    Seriously cannot wait for this album to come out! Also even though it's never going to happen... I'm still holding out hope that Josh and the members of Kyuss will patch things up then Kyuss Lives can go back to being Kyuss...
    StarkeVonOben
    I'm beginning to ****in hate UG news...every fart that comes out of Grohls or Mustaines butt is on top of the ****in headlins. There are plenty of other artists that deserve much more attention than these two guys. I mean what kind of news is this??? "Dave Grohl says that QOTSA rules" WTF??? ****in weak
    cellofreak42
    When you have worked as hard, gone as far, and become as amazing a musician as Dave Grohl, you can have all the attention you want. Ok?
    proudtodrown
    joey castillo is an infinitely more talented drummer than grohl
    GloofiE
    I won't say either is better, but I do think Castillo fit the band's style more. Still, Grohl's drum tracks on "Songs for the Deaf" were some of my favorites of any QOTSA songs (e.g. "Song for the Dead"). They both contributed to the band pretty evenly as far as I'm concerned.
    Anjohl
    I think he meant rock "brand", since it's the Josh Hom-eh show now. I am super excited.for the album regardless, but bringing back Lanegan and/or Oliveri would make me ULTRA excited.
    third(-)eye
    I'm so excited for this! QOTSA are pretty ****ing badass. Can't think of someone more so off the top of my head.
    thomshafer
    i just don't get qotsa. next.
    i_am_metalhead
    Sorry to hear that your brain is unable to process music that's created by people who actually have talent.
    jrodgers
    There was a nice article posted today about Andrew W.K. Go ahead and proceed that way please
    Vicious_Turtle
    Queens of the Stone Age are, without question, the baddest rock and roll band in the world! HAHHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    cellofreak42
    ...Says the guy with the Metallica picture....
    Vicious_Turtle
    are you really trying to say qotsa are better than metallica?....
    pcb1992the2nd
    This guys too lovable, fall off the fence once in a while gawd your just like that goodie two shoes Matt Bellamy.
    Ubergrue
    You don't get away with insulting two of my favorite musicians. Fuck off, troll.
    pcb1992the2nd
    Oh noes the internet police hath got me! oh wait no they haven't and i've totally got away with it how bout you **** off back to your shit collection of music
    latinromans
    sad, both Dave Grohl and Matt Bellamy are talented musicians and your saying they ****ing suck cause there to ****ing likable? You really want more Axyl Rose's and Noel Gallagers out there? And if you genuinely think Matt Bellamy writes shit music you've obviously never heard any of their ****ing songs that aren't on the radio or they're really not your style (it's totally fine, everyone has there own taste's, it's just a lot different than a band objectively sucking). If your complaint is that they're over the top and cheesy well thats whats fun about them, also there pretty hardcore paranoid libertarians so there not exactly the mans lapdogs. I know you probably get off on being a totally hardcore rebel but dissing musicians just because there not destroying their own lives is kind of stupid.
    Logan_B
    Dave Grohl, Matt Bellamy. Those guys are 1 in a billion I tell you.
    Noob_Brood
    Checked PCB1992's profile and post history....he is a troll by definition. Class act playboy this dude is.
    pcb1992the2nd
    couldn't be bothered to read all of the half assed replies so you've all wasted your time in posting xD you guys need to stop listening to shit music, oh wait nevermind i'd rather you listened to shit music so that some day your head might be flooded with shit if that hasn't already happened good day gentlewomen.
    BirdieBoy264
    Never compare Dave Grohl, a legend amoungst musicians and all round great guy to Matt Bellamy. That is a massive isult to Dave.
    latinromans
    Matt's a cool guy too, quite a nutjob but you can't argue with the level of intensity he puts into his performances. Both of them are awesome rockers so no need to put either of them down.
    st017
    I can't stand QOTSA. They are horrible, and claim every other band steals everything from them.
    Carl Hungus
    I get nervous when anyone uses the word "comfortable" to describe a creative dynamic. Guess we will have to wait and see.
    Lick_Soloist
    Excellent band and very talented. Its easy in some cases to view them as the best. Joey's heavy hitting will be missed; he had some drive. Grohl is excellent in every sense otherwise.
    Skaternick98
    As long as I hear new Queens of stone age soon I could care less what you say Dave just keep making good albums.
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    BoxcarAirwaves
    Signer Josh Homme? but anyway QUOTSA are awesome, songs for the deaf was amazing, this record should be equally, if not better.
    coco-loco
    I haven't read all of these comments, but I found the title of this article REALLY misleading...though his quote is slightly...odd too...