We now know what Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is going to do with at least part of the band’s hiatus, as it’s been revealed that he’s returned to the drumkit to play on the next Queens of the Stone Age album.
Queens leader Josh Homme confirmed the news to BBC Radio. For further proof, the band posted a mixing board photo on their Facebook page (see below) showing the knobs for Homme’s guitar and Grohl’s drums. With the addition of Grohl, that means that longtime drummer Joey Castillo has exited the band. Homme confirmed Castillo’s exit during his appearance on BBC Radio. Incidentally, Castillo joined the group following the 2002 album ‘Songs for the Deaf,’ which featured Grohl on drums. Grohl and Homme have a longtime friendship and musical connection that also included their partnership in the band Them Crooked Vultures.
Homme revealed earlier this year that the band had returned to recording after several stops and starts in recent years. The band’s sixth studio album will be the follow-up to their 2007 effort, ‘Era Vulgaris.’ The group had reportedly worked on material dating as far back as 2008, and a supposed 2011 release never came to fruition.
Though an official release date has not been announced, a new album is expected in 2013 and the group has already booked appearances at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile and at the Download Festival.
In addition to his upcoming plans with Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl is in the process of wrapping up his ‘Sound City‘ documentary, based on the popular Los Angeles recording studio and featuring many top names in rock that have recorded there over the years.
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Ever since word got out that Dave Grohl has been working on a documentary on the legendary ‘Sound City’ studio, there’s been an air of mystery surrounding it. Grohl continues to throw fans bones here and there whether it’s in the form of a hand written note, a fan hotline or most recently a new one minute long trailer for the film.
From what’s been revealed so far, the documentary recalls the storied history of the now defunct studio throughout its tenure including interviews with the legendary artists that recorded classic albums there from Nirvana to Rage Against the Machine and Fleetwood Mac.
According to the short clip, Dave Grohl was not the only one that fell in love with recording at Sound City, several artists and producers check in to talk about the unique sounds they achieved by working there. It kicks off with Tom Petty reminiscing about the studio, and in particular the impressive sound board.
Trent Reznor also makes an appearance, reflecting on recording there with Nine Inch Nails, saying, “There’s just something about the unique sound that my ear has always been in tune to.”
The documentary will also feature a soundtrack highlighting an all-star cast of killer collaborations assembled by Grohl from Rick Springfield to Corey Taylor.
While an official release date for the documentary has still not been revealed, a new website for the documentary has made its debut. Head over to the site and slide the fader button to access new features.
Watch the New Trailer For the ‘Sound City’ Documentary
Both articles by Loudwire.com