Dave Grohl is keeping busy despite the hiatus of his full-time band Foo Fighters. Grohl will be play drums on the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album. The former Nirvana drummer played on the band's 2002 album, Songs For the Deaf.
Grohl was a fan of Queens of the Stone Age and was particularly impressed when the band opened for the Foo Fighters. When Foo Fighters took a break in 2001, Dave joined Queens of the Stone Age to record Songs For the Deaf and then he toured with the band in support of the album. When Grohl returned to Foo Fighters, Joey Castillo eventually became the band's drummer.
Now, Castillo has left the band and Grohl is back in. It is unclear if Grohl will only contribute to the album or if he will also tour with the band. Dave Grohl likes to return to his drumming roots when taking breaks from fronting Foo Fighters. He also plays drums with Queens of the Stone Age front-man Josh Homme in the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass).
Foo Fighters is currently on extended hiatus. In addition to drumming withQueens of the Stone Age, Grohl is will soon release Sound City, a documentary on the music studio where Nirvana's Nevermind (and many other famous albums) were recorded.