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Dave Grohl Back With Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age

Well, now we know how Dave Grohl was planning on spending the Foo Fighers hiatus. He has returned to Queens of the Stone Age, the alternative band fronted by former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme that he drummed for in 2002.

Speaking to BBC’s Radio 1 today, Homme confirmed that drummer Joey Castillo was no longer in the band. However, shortly before Homme made the announcement, the band posted the above picture of a mixing board to its Facebook page. “Dave Drums” is written on the strip to denote which tracks are used for the drums.

This is Grohl’s second stint with Queens of the Stone Age. He played on one album, ‘Songs for the Deaf,’ which is their most commercially successful album to date, having sold close to 1 million copies and spawned two hit singles, ‘No One Knows’ and ‘Go With the Flow.’ Castillo replaced Grohl for the tour in support of the record.

Grohl has also worked with Homme in Them Crooked Vultures, which featured John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on bass. They released a self-titled album in 2009. The new Queens of the Stone Age record is expected in early 2013.

Grohl has stated that he remains committed to the Foo Fighters, even though they are currently taking a break of indefinite length.

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