Dave Grohl is to appear on Queens Of The Stone Age's new album.

The 43-year-old drummer - who rose to fame in Nirvana - will play drums on their sixth studio LP following the departure of Joey Castillo from the band, frontman Josh Homme has confirmed.

It is not the first time he has worked on an album from the band, having previously drummed on 2002's 'Songs for the Deaf'.

Eagles of Death Metal star Jesse Hughes recently revealed some details about the new Queens of the Stone Age album, saying fans had a lot to look forward to.

He said: ''The s**t I've heard from the new Queens album is so badass. It's really cool. It's the kinda s**t that makes John Holmes [legendary porn star] have a bigger d**k and he's dead, so that's pretty rad.''

The band have not released new material since 2007's 'Era Vulgaris'.

They were recently confirmed to be playing the Download Festival in the UK in 2013.