CD Review: Them Crooked Vultures take flight as latest super group
By Jim Hagerty
Calling themselves Them Crooked Vultures, Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) have announced they will release a self-titled album later this month.
The self-produced, 13-track CD is on the Interscope Records (U.S.) and Sony/BMG (worldwide) labels, and marks the project Grohl referred to in 2005 when he announced he was working on a band that will again feature him on drums. Grohl played drums with Nirvana from 1990 to 1994. After Kurt Cobain committed suicide, he recruited Nate Mendel,William Goldsmith and Pat Smear and formed Foo Fighters, playing guitar and fronting the band.
Joshua Homme (vocals/guitar) fronted Queens of the Stone Age, which released a self-titled album in 1998, while Jones (bass/keyboards) emerged out of the ’60s scene, doing session work for Donovan and the Yardbirds before forming Led Zeppelin in 1968.
Them Crooked Vultures are touring to promote the record’s first single, “New Fang,” which is already getting considerable play on YouTube, and the upcoming Nov. 17 release of the album.
From the November 18-24, 2009 issue
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