Well, it’s official. Queens of the Stone Age are the baddest rock and roll band in the world. …at least if you ask Dave Grohl.
Grohl, who recently rejoined QOTSA, spoke to Zane Lowe from BBC’s Radio 1 and told him, “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!”
Dave went on to talk about the recording of the new QOTSA album. “With Queens of the Stone Age, like, there were no boundaries with that band, there were no limits with them,” he said. “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] 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,” Grohl said.
With the Foo Fighters currently on hiatus, I can’t be alone in hoping that Dave joins Queens on tour to support the album. Dave already has some big things on his plate, including his family life and his upcoming documentary, but he seems nostalgic of his days on the festival circuit with QOTSA. It very well might not happen, but nothing would make me happier than to see Dave back on stage with Queens of the Stone Age. After all, when he toured with them in 2002 they were the baddest rock and roll band in the world, “And they still are.”