November 26, 2012


Dave Grohl Is Going Absolutely Crazy on New Queens of the Stone Age LP

Jason LaVeris
Jason LaVeris

One of the high points of Dave Grohl's incredible career—aside from his stint with that hit-making Seattle grunge trio—is undoubtedly his drumming on Queens of the Stone Age's balls-to-the-wall 2002 album Songs for the Deaf. A concept album that wasn't annoying AND a metal record with serious crossover appeal, that album was helped in no small part by the Herculean percussion efforts of Grohl.

Which is why Grohl's return to the QOTSA fold for their upcoming 2013 album is the best news we've heard since word got out that the Nirvana Broadway musical isn't actually happening. And in an interview with BBC Radio 1, Grohl promised eager listeners he's once again being led by QOTSA into uncharted territory.

"On the new Queens of the Stone Age record, I'll do something so completely ridiculous, I'll just [think], 'There's no way that Josh [Homme, QOTSA singer] is going to let me do that.' And he'll say, 'Do that for 45 seconds, over and over again,' and that's become a big part of the song, and that's the way they work."

Despite leading one of the world's biggest rock bands—the currently on-hiatus Foo Fighters—Grohl said he's treated differently when he's playing with QOTSA. "When you walk into a festival backstage with Queens of the Stone Age, the record stops. People stop and they stare. Queens of the Stone Age are, without question, the baddest rock n' roll band in the world."

For a pleasant reminder of that fact, enjoy the video for "Go With the Flow"—the band's 2003 single with Grohl—embedded below.