Put down that bong and listen to this!

Lots of news on the Queens of the Stone Age front. The band announced late last month that former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan would be joining the band as full-time lead singer. Lanegan sang two tracks on the last Queens' release, including "In the Fade," my personal fave.

But the latest development is that sources close to the band say that Dave Grohl will be performing the drum duties on QotSA's forthcoming record, "Songs for the Deaf." Queens are in studio now with Eric Valentine (Third Eye Blind, Smashmouth) producing.

Stay tuned for other developments as they develop.