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Grohl: Not Touring With Queens; Vultures to Return

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has confirmed that he will not be part of the touring lineup of Queens Of The Stone Age, according to NME. Even though Grohl plays drums on the upcoming Queens studio set, he told CBS Local that he will not join the group on the road. Grohl played drums on the Queens’ 2002 album, Songs For The Deaf, and did go on a short club tour with the group before returning to active duty with the Foos — who took Queens Of The Stone Age out as support.

As for his other project with Queens frontman Josh Homme, Them Crooked Vultures, Grohl said that he expects the currently dormant power trio — which also featured Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones — to return. He revealed, “We’ve talked about it, I know that someday we’ll get back together and do stuff, because we love playing with each other.”

Them Crooked Vultures released a self-titled debut album in 2009 and toured behind it to a wild fan response. Grohl told us at the time that the project was pure fun for him: “It’s easy to be in a band like this, because not only is it fun, but it works. And it works well. I think the less we talk or think about anything, the better it works, you know. So to make the album was, it was really, really easy, and fun.”

There’s no release date or title for the new Queens Of The Stone Age album yet, although it’s expected to surface in early 2013.

The band is said to be auditioning drummers now. Grohl stepped in for the recording sessions after the group parted ways with longtime drummer Joey Castillo.
Grohl is preparing for the February 1st release of Sound City, a new documentary he produced and directed about the history of the Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles. The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January before its worldwide release.

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