The ex-Nirvana drummer has put his work on the Foo Fighters' next album on the back burner...

DAVE GROHL is to further his association with Queens Of The Stone Age by playing drums on tour with the group.

Grohl has put his work on the follow-up to Foo Fighters’ 1999 album, ‘There Is Nothing Left To Lose’, on the back burner while he concentrates on playing live with the band that the former Nirvana drummer has described as, “the best” and “hardest” he’s played in.

Grohl played drums on most of the sessions for Queens Of The Stone Age’s new album, ‘Songs For The Deaf’, due out in July. He also played live with them at The Troubadour in Los Angeles last month, and is expected to join them on a summer tour, although details are yet to be confirmed.

Foo Fighters will be reactivated by Grohl at Coachella in Indio, California (April 27-8), but he will also find time to drum in Queens Of The Stone Age at the same festival, according to Rolling Stone.

Foo Fighters album, which includes contributions from Queen’s Brian May, is pencilled in for a September release.