Contact Us

Dave Grohl: ‘Queens of the Stone Age the Baddest Rock’n'Roll Band in the World’

Dave Grohl, Josh Homme
Theo Wargo, Kristian Dowling/Getty Images

Even after announcing the Foo Fighters are going on hiatus, frontman Dave Grohl won’t be short on projects anytime soon. The former Nirvana drummer will get behind the kit to record the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album, and claims the band is the toughest group in rock.

As reported by SPIN, Grohl was being interviewed by BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe last week when he shared his admiration for Josh Homme and company. “When you walk into a festival backstage with Queens of the Stone Age, it’s like, the record stops,” says Grohl. “People stop and they stare, and it’s like, Queens of the Stone Age are, without question, the baddest rock’n'roll band in the world.”

That’s some kind of praise for a man who helped usher in the grunge revolution with Nirvana in the ’90s. Grohl continued to gush about his Them Crooked Vultures bandmate, reflecting fondly on playing drums for their 2002 breakthrough, Songs for the Deaf. The musician talked about how there were no limits during the recording session.

“There were no boundaries with that band, there were no limits with them,” Grohl said of the decade-old album. “It was like, if you did something insane, do it more. 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 is going to let me do that,’ and he’ll say, ‘Do that for 45 seconds, over and over again, that’s become, like, the part of the song, now that is a big part of the song,’ and that’s the way they work.”

Queens of the Stone Age’s as-yet-untitled sixth album is scheduled to be released some time in 2013. Homme confirmed that the record would be available before their performance at the Download Festival in June.

Follow Dave Kim on Twitter and Tumblr.

 

More from WGRD

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgrd.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WGRD 97.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on WGRD 97.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!