Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has put the band's fourth studio album on hold in favor of a return to the drum kit on tour with Queens Of The Stone Age. "Everything that we recorded came out great,
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has put the band's fourth studio album on hold in favor of a return to the drum kit on tour with Queens Of The Stone Age. "Everything that we recorded came out great, and we actually mixed a bunch of it, but after four months, three studios, and who knows how many foosball games, we decided to take a break from it," Grohl said in a post on the bulletin board of the band's official Web site. The RCA set is now tentatively due in September.
"We thought it might be a good idea to sit back and chill out a little bit," Grohl continued. "I mean, I can't wait to release this stuff, it's really kick-ass, but I think we're gonna relax [and] record some more."
Dates have not yet been nailed down for the Queens Of The Stone Age trek, but Grohl will be behind the drum kit for the band's appearance next weekend at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. As for the Foos' own set at the event, Grohl says, "if you're anxious to know what we've been up to in the studio, come on down. We'll be doing a bunch of the new stuff, for sure."
As previously reported, Grohl plays drums on the majority of the Queens' next Interscope album, "Songs for the Deaf," due in early summer. Grohl can also be seen playing the devil in Tenacious D's "Tribute" video, which premieres Thursday (April 25) on MTV2.
Meanwhile, Grohl and his former Nirvana bandmate Kris Novoselic's legal battle with Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love over the rights to the band's catalog has taken another bizarre twist. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Grohl and Novoselic have asked for Love to submit to a psychiatric examination, in hopes it will prove their claim that she "is irrational, mercurial, self-centered, unmanageable, inconsistent and unpredictable" in her business dealings.
Last year, Love obtained an injunction blocking the release of a Nirvana box set. In September, she filed a complaint against Grohl, Novoselic, and Universal Music Group, seeking a declaration that Nirvana's contract with the company is void and that all rights pertaining to the band revert to her. In December, Grohl and Novoselic filed a countersuit against Love in an attempt to have her complaint dismissed.
A hearing on Grohl and Novoselic's latest request is scheduled for today in Seattle.