When Dave Grohl announced that Foo Fighters were going on hiatus at the end of their latests tour, there was much speculation as to what side project he might be working on next. Now, as Classic Rock Reports, Grohl has taken up drumming duties with Queens Of The Stone Age, replacing Joey Castillo, who recently parted ways with the band.
As Homme tells the BBC, things have now come full circle with Grohl. The drummer played on the band's breakthrough 2002 album "Songs For The Deaf", as well as performing with Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones in Them Crooked Vultures. "We parted ways with our drummer, Joey, who I love dearly. Dave is playing drums on this record as well, in the studio.
He and I have this wonderful musical relationship we don't have with other people and it started with Songs for the Deaf. Here it is three records later, and the feeling is the same.
It was more about the search for something classic. If we're going to do this I'd really like to put everything I have into it and make it a record somebody can really fall in love with.
It's a very cool and comfortable position. That kind of energy is everywhere. You almost have to wipe it off at the end of the day."
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Dave Grohl may also be collaborating with Godfather of Grunge Neil Young during his time off from the Foos. During a live Q&A on Twitter, Young was asked "Have you ever thought of recording a song with Dave Grohl? I think you should", to which the "After The Gold Rush" singer responded "Yes, I think we will".