Published On December 2, 2012 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age

@Antiquiet on Twitter is reporting that Queens of the Stone Age are searching for a new full time drummer since Dave Grohl, who is drumming on the band’s new album, will not be staying with the band on a permanent basis. Joey Castillo recently left the group during the recording of their new album, leading to Grohl’s return. Queens of the Stone Age are set to release their first album in 6 years next year.

I think the full time drummer solution is easy: Jimmy Chamberlin!

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  1. Jackyjackjack says:

    Jimmy Chamberlin yes fucking please

  2. JJ says:

    Jimmy isn’t as good as you say he is, man…

  3. Russ says:

    No surprise there.

  4. €inestein says:

    Lame these queens are gay again

  5. Eddie says:

    Chris Pennie. Put those incredible skills towards good music

  6. bobo says:

    Jimmy is too good for queens…

  7. allegra says:

    FUCK. I was hoping that I’ll see Dave behind the drums during their tour. :( ((((

  8. Steve K says:

    Jimmy on the drums for qotsa would be fucking epic. I truly believe he is the greatest drummer in the last 25 years. I can see this happening considering u don’t hear of him at all these days, so its not like the guy is super busy or anything.

  9. gamermwm says:

    Well duh I don’t think anyone ever expected Dave to be there full time with the Queens. He does have this little side project called the Foo…and according to their latest documentary there was a little drama in his band the last time he wanted to leave for awhile to drum for the QOTSA

    But if he reeeeeallllyyyy wanted to go be a drummer for someone else for awhile, Matt Cameron will have to go back to Pearl Jam at some point and wasn’t Dave spotted at least a couple different Soundgarden shows fairly recently? That would be sick is all.

  10. Max says:

    Josh Freese seems like an obvious choice.

  11. joostone says:

    Yess…Josh Freese will be awesome!!

  12. mandingo says:

    Fuck yeh! Josh is the best !

  13. Shadow on the Sun says:

    damn str8 ppl, Josh Freese could absolutely nail pretty much anything, would be a great choice and the 3rd former APC member to play in Qotsa (van leeuwen (spelling?) and iha)

  14. Alternadude says:

    Iha in QOTSA??

  15. Edward R. Murrow says:

    Jimmy Chamberlain? Listen Brett, I appreciate when you copy and paste info, but please keep your absurd two cents out of it. He is simply the last person who would ever accept an invitation to join QOTSA.

  16. Adam says:

    Barrett Martin. Josh worked with him in Screaming Trees and he doesn’t seem to be doing much these days.

  17. Scott McLean says:

    Dave needs to be in bands where he’s singing. For example, it would be fun to see him do a few songs with Kiss and Alice in Chains.

  18. Jack Irons says:

    I’ll drum!!! Me Me Me!!!

  19. Inmytree says:

    Jimmy is one of the best drummers in rock but does not belong in QOTSA.

  20. Shaun says:

    Would about Adam Lavine? He is seems available these days.

  21. Kirill says:

    how about Brann Dailor? Josh Homme is a huge fun of Mastodon. Plus Mastodon isnt on any touring at the moment..

  22. GwynnKatie says:

    @ Jack Irons:

    LULZ!!! I know, right? ;) That was freakin’ funny man…

    Scott McLean said:

    Dave needs to be in bands where he’s singing. For example, it would be fun to see him do a few songs with Kiss and Alice in Chains.

    ^^^ What an AWESOME idea!
    Wow – what if they read this site and that actually happened?
    Can you imagine being @ an AIC show and Dave walks out on stage with his guitar in place and a mic in his hand?
    The crowd would totally explode.
    But it would probably only happen in LA, NYC, or Seattle…

    But we can always dream.

    Oh… and I cannot understand the *gay* comments about QOTSA.
    I believe their music is well thought out, well played.
    If you don’t like them – fine.
    You either like it or you don’t – but homophobic comments have no place here. I’m sorry — but it’s like being a racist.

  23. Chainsgarden says:

    311′s drummer is better

  24. Bill says:

    @gamerrmwm Dave drumming for Soundgarden? good joke

  25. Josh says:

    I think Jimmy Chamberlin would be interesting to hear. Josh Freese would be a good choice too.

  26. Jackyjackjack says:

    Yeah Jimmy wouldn’t fit in QUOTSA I suppose, I doubt he’s too much into playing other people’s stuff! But I’d just be excited to finally hear him in a good band since SP hahaha

  27. Is he one? says:

    Josh Freeze is by far a better, more fitting choice than the incredible Jimmy Chamberlin for QOTSA.

  28. Southern Discomfort says:

    Jimmy Bower would be a perfect shoe in.

  29. Johnny says:

    Josh Freese. He’s my favorite drummer and he already played on Lullabies.

  30. Tim says:

    Are you guys serious?

    Matt Cameron was the first drummer for Queens, way back in 97′, he’s perfect for the part.

  31. rWilson says:

    Surprised nobody has mentioned Alfredo Hernandez. He drummed on their self titled, and if that albums re-release tour inspired the writing process as it has been well documented, wouldn’t he be a candidate? How about Gene Trautmann or Nicky Lucero, the drummers on Rated R? Gene toured with Eagles of Death Metal not too long ago. I cant see J-Ho getting a drummer he hasnt played with before.

  32. sanchez says:

    suggesting Mike Byrne for qotsa’s revolving cast….then jimmy can find his place in the world again.

  33. thefreewheelinmarkarm says:

    New project for Danny Carey?? Please??!

  34. mister_elli says:

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned Jon Theodore.

  35. Kev says:

    This dude rips pretty hard: http://youtu.be/2HQDnF6FGEQ

  36. Yup says:

    Insider Scoop: Jon Theodore is the next drummer for QOTSA.

  37. jackblack says:

    steve hewwitt has been asked to audition

  38. Steve says:

    Wayne Draves drummer of the Spits rules

  39. Misshellshark says:

    One name only
    C. ALANIZ!
    Don’t know…. You better get to know!
    Here he comes!

  40. Muse says:

    They need new blood. We keep replacing musicians without opening the door for new ones. There are so many talented drummers that haven’t been heard. Recycling musicians over & over only ends in the same sounds we’ve heard a thousand times before.

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