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Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer, is well-known to be involved in a wide number of side projects, besides his main activity in the rock band, the Foo Fighters. Recent history saw Foo Fighters announce an indefinite hiatus to their fans, but only after serving them with more than a year of astonishing live performances. The tour ended in September with the charity performance at Global Festival in New York, and it promoted the band’s seventh studio album ‘Wasting Light,’ which had great success and won the band 5 Grammy Awards in the latest edition of the event.
Foo Fighters take a break then, Dave Grohl does not. Not only is he busy with the development of his long announced Sound City Documentary, a film about the infamous recording studios located in California which closed in 2011 after giving birth to some of the most influential albums in music history, he has also recently confirmed his presence on the drums of Queens of the Stone Age’s new album. Talking about the rock band, Grohl seems to be extremely excited, defining Queens of the Stone Age as the baddest rock and roll band in circulation. It is not the first time Dave Grohl participates to a Queens of the Stone Age album; in 2002 he banged the drums on the album ‘Songs For The Deaf.’
He recently talked about his feelings for the band in an interview with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe, saying:
“With Queens of the Stone Age, like, there were no boundaries with that band, there were no limits with them, it was like if you did something insane, you’d do more, if you did something that seemed too ridiculous– and honestly the new Queens of the Stone Age record, I’m playing drums on that, and I’ll do something so completely ridiculous, I’ll just, like, ‘There’s no way that Josh [Homme, Ed.] isn’t going to let me do that,’ and he’ll say, ‘Do that for forty-five seconds, over and over again, that’s become, like, part of the song, that is a big part of the song,’ and that’s the way they work.”
He then added about the general feeling of being part of this band:
“When you walk into a festival backstage with Queens of the Stone Age, it’s like, the record stops. People stop and they stare, and it’s like, Queens of the Stone Age are, without question, the baddest rock and roll band in the world! And they still are, and when ‘Songs For The Deaf’, when that came out, it blew people’s minds, man, for real.”
Dave Grohl and Josh Homme are also both involved in another project, the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which also features Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones at the bass.
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