Spin points us in the direction of a recent interview in which it was announced that Queens of the Stone Age's drummer, Joey Castillo, is no longer with the group. In his place for the album will be Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl.
This development represents a reunion of the two men -- in a couple ways. For one, Grohl drummed on the band's 2002 release, Songs for the Deaf, an album that Grohl famously claimed was the best record he ever worked on. (A bold assertion, especially considering he was in Nirvana.) Additionally, Grohl and Homme were previously in Them Crooked Vultures, a supergroup that's produced one album thus far. For a brief time, it looked like TCV was going to be the musicians' main focus, but then Grohl reactivated Foo Fighters to release Wasting Light. But right now, Grohl is taking a break from that band, which apparently cleared up his schedule enough to team up again with his old pal Homme.
As for new QOTSA music, well, that timetable still isn't clear. But at least we now know who's going to be manning the kit.
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