Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is taking advantage of his off-time during the Foos' hiatus, by making every Queens of The Stone Age fan's dream come true: he has returned to the band, and is handling recording duties on the band's upcoming new album.
Moments before Queens Of The Stone Age frontman/nucleus Joshua Homme broke the news to Zane Lowe on BBC's Radio 1 today that longtime drummer Joey Castillo had left the band, the official QOTSA Facebook account posted the following photo:
Antiquiet has also confirmed that Grohl is handling drum duties on the new Queens record, which is due in early 2013. In addition to teaming with Homme for the incredible Them Crooked Vultures project, fans will remember that Grohl played on Queens' most successful and what's widely considered their best album, 2002's Songs For The Deaf.
With the Foo Fighters on hiatus, there's no stopping Grohl from returning as a full fledged member of the band as Queens kicks into touring mode to support their yet-untitled new release. Joey Castillo is a beloved member of the QOTSA family, and while info is still scant on his departure, we enthusiastically wish him well.
More details as they develop...