First, the sad news: Queens Of The Stone Age has parted ways with drummer Joey Castillo (who has been with the band since 2002). Now here’s the good news: mainman Josh Homme has recruited a very familiar face to record drums on the new album, Dave Grohl.

Homme let the news slip during an interview on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program. And in case you still didn’t believe it, the picture seen above was posted on Queens Of The Stone Age’s Twitter account. Unless we’re misinterpreting things, then it looks pretty clear that Grohl will be reuniting with Josh Homme (also his Them Crooked Vulture bandmate) for another Queens Of The Stone Age.

Now you might be asking us “Ok, yeah Dave Grohl is awesome, but who gives a fuck if he’s recording drums for the new Queens Of The Stone Age album?” Well, let us remind you that during his temporary time in the group, Grohl helped Queens Of The Stone Age create 2002’s Songs For The Deaf, arguably their best album. So the potential for Grohl and Homme to create a stellar QOTSA album is very high.

Granted, chances are Grohl will only be joining the band in the studio. Even though he has plenty of free time now thanks to the Foo Fighters’ hiatus, we’re sure Grohl has plenty of other projects in the works. Then again, QOTSA will need a drummer for their 2013 shows (including Download Fest in the UK next summer).

[via Pitchfork]