I don’t wanna say I told you so…actually, I do ’cause it’s a good thing! Back in September when Dave Grohl eluded on-stage at Global Festival to the possibility that the Foo Fighters may be calling it quits. “Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this,” Grohl stated. “This is it, man. Honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again.” Grohl later clarified his comments in a letter to fans via Facebook, explaining that after so much recording and touring over the last few years, it was just a good time for the band to take a break. When reporting this news, I predicted that Dave would not step out of the spotlight completely; that a “side-project” of some sort would happen. Grohl is notorious for side projects, which include Queens of The Stone Age, Probot, and Them Crooked Vultures, not to mention his countless guest and fill-in appearances with artists like Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Slash, Nine Inch Nails, Cage The Elephant, The Prodigy, Killing Joke, and more.
Sure enough, fans dreams have come true. Queens of The Stone Age have officially tapped Dave Grohl to play drums ontheir upcoming sixth studio LP. The album is the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s Era Vulgaris, on which Grohl did not play. Along with 2000’s Rated R, the band’s 2002 masterpiece Songs For The Deaf is one of the best albums of the decade, and the last time Grohl played with Queens of The Stone Age.
For the last year, in addition to touring, Dave Grohl has been working on a documentary about Sound City Studios, the legendary studio on the outskirts of Los Angeles where many classic albums have been recorded artists like Neil Young, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and…Nirvana. The film marks Grohl’s directorial debut, and will be accompanied by a soundtrack. – by Matt Bishop