Published Nov 06, 2012It's been almost two years since Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme confessed that he and his hard-rocking crew had started the writing sessions for the band's follow-up to 2007's Era Vulgaris. It now looks as if the band are inching toward some sort of reveal for the upcoming LP, which apparently has old drummer Dave Grohl back on board.
Speaking with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe today (November 6), Homme confirmed that Grohl is back behind the drum kit, following the departure of longtime skinpounder Joey Castillo.
While good pals Homme and Grohl teamed up with Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones for their Them Crooked Vultures project in 2009, this will be the first time Grohl has performed on a QOTSA album since 2002's fabled Songs for the Deaf. Apparently, Homme insisted Grohl was the only man for the job.
Additionally, a studio picture posted through the outfit's Twitter account displays a mixing board directing Homme's guitars into one channel and Grohl's drums into the next. Cute.
A proper release date has yet to arrive for the new QOTSA album, but when a fan asked via Twitter whether there will be a new record out by the time the band play the UK's Download Festival next June, they responded, "Fuck yes there will be."
Of the band's upcoming crop of tunes, Homme had previously told Exclaim!, "It's very simple and repetitive and has a very sort of bluesy, trance-like quality."