With the Foo Fighters on hiatus, Dave Grohl is picking up his drumsticks and heading behind the kit with Queens of the Stone Age, a band he played with about a decade ago.

Longtime drummer Joey Castillo has left the group, so Grohl is recording the band's sixth studio album. Grohl previously played on the third Queens disc, 2002's Songs For The Deaf, the band's most successful outing and largely considered their best. He also toured with the group for a brief time before resuming his duties with Foo Fighters.

No reason was given for Castillo's departure from the band. He joined the group in 2002, following Grohl and playing on two studio albums.

Grohl and Queens' frontman Josh Homme last played together in 2009 when they teamed with Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones in Them Crooked Vultures.