FOO – THAT WAS CLOSE!

The band tell NME.COM they were intending to team up with their pals before the gig was cancelled...

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have told NME.COM they had intended to make a surprise appearance at the FOO FIGHTERS cancelled LONDON show earlier this week.

Foo Fighters were due to make an appearance at the London Forum earlier this week (August 27), alongside a Scottish date at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange (August 30).

Both shows were cancelled after drummer Taylor Hawkins was hospitalised after “overindulging” following the band’s Main Stage appearance at the V2001 festivals in the UK (August 18-19).

Now, speaking to NME.COM, Queens singer Josh Homme said his band were planning on joining Grohl on stage for a number of songs in London.

He said: “We were going to (join the Foos). We were going to jump up there, Nick (Oliveri) and I to do a couple of tunes with them. I think they had to go home.”

Queens have recruited Dave Grohl to play drums on three songs on their forthcoming album ‘Songs For The Deaf’. The band have returned to the US to complete recording the album, which is due for release in 2002.