Rocker Mark Lanegan has returned to the studio with Queens Of The Stone Age to help record the band's first album in six years.

The musician joined the group to play on three albums between 2000 and 2005 before focusing on other projects, but the rockers have confirmed they collaborated with Lanegan again on their forthcoming release.

A post on the rockers' page states, "Lanegan came by. He didn't say much, but he sang good."

Lanegan is not the only part-time Queens of the Stone Age star to hit the studio with the band - Nick Oliveri and Dave Grohl are also involved with the album.

Oliveri was booted out of the group in 2004 following allegations of domestic abuse, and Grohl played drums on 2002's Songs for the Deaf.