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Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters is joining the Queens of the Stone Age on their upcoming album because drummer Joey Castillo has left the band.
BBC news reports Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme confirms Grohl will play drums on the new album and that Castillo is no longer a band member.
This is not the first time Grohl has worked with the band. He played drums for them on their 2002 album Songs For The Deaf. Grohl and Homme also joined forces with Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones to create the group Them Crooked Vultures in 2009 according to Fuse. Their single "New Fang" was awarded a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2011.
Homme said of the collaboration: "[Grohl] and I have this wonderful musical relationship which we don't have with other people. It's a very cool and comfortable position."
It is unknown if Grohl will tour with the band, but The Foo Fighters are currently taking a break, so it is a possibility.
The band confirmed Grohl’s involvement in the album on their Twitter page by posting this picture that shows his name on drums:
— QOTSA (@qotsa) November 6, 2012
The album is set to come out sometime in 2013.