Dave Grohl Says New Queens of the Stone Age Album Has No Boundaries

2012-11-26

Story by Anne Erickson

Dave Grohl opens up about the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album

It’s no secret Dave Grohl is once again laying down drums on Queens of the Stone Age’s upcoming studio album. Grohl’s lineage with Queens of the Stone Age dates back to the early ‘00s, when the Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer was asked to play drums on the band’s third  studio album, “Songs for the Def,” and happily obliged.

Grohl says something that stands out about his experience with Queens of the Stone Age is the freedom he has behind the drum kit.

“With Queens of the Stone Age, like, there were no boundaries with that band, there were no limits with them,” Grohl told the BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe [via Blabbermouth]. “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 that Josh [Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age] is 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.”

Grohl went on to sing the praises of the Queens of the Stone Age, stating, “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.”




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