QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has tapped Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA, THEM CROOKED VULTURES) to play drums on the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album.

Grohl stepped in to lay down the drums tracks on the record, which is expected in early 2013, following the departure of Joey Castillo.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme broke the news of Castillo‘s exit from the band earlier tonight (Tuesday, November 6) during an appearance on Zane Lowe‘s BBC Radio 1 show.

Grohl previously played drums on QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s 2002 album “Songs For The Deaf”. He also teamed with Homme and LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones for the THEM CROOKED VULTURES project.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will make its first-ever appearance at the U.K.’s Download festival next summer. The event will take place June 14-16, 2013 at Donington Park.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s fifth album, “Era Vulgaris”, came out in June 2007 and entered the Billboard chart at No. 14.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE commemorated the reissue of its classic 1998 debut with a limited series of intimate shows at which the band played the record in its entirety, plus B-sides and other rarities and hits from the early QUEENS catalog up to the present.


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