THEM CROOKED VULTURES
JOHN PAUL JONES, DAVE GROHL, AND JOSH HOMME
Them Crooked Vultures formed in 2009 and recorded their debut album in Los Angeles, Ca. They are an incredible line-up with John Paul Jones ( Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters), and Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age and Kyuss). During live performances Alain Johannes joins them.
Dave Grohl – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Josh Homme – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, slide guitar
John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, clavinet, piano, keytar, lap steel guitar, slide bass guitar, mandolin, violin, backing vocals
Alain Johannes – rhythm and lead guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
The Album got a great review from Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot saying "Nasty riffs and sticky melodies are everywhere". He also praised multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones, saying his "mastery of texture, whether on funky Clavinet for 'Scumbag Blues,' classical piano on 'Spinning in Daffodils' or slide guitar for 'Reptiles,' is the band's secret weapon" I couldn't have said it better myself! This album is heavy and full of unique thundering riffs, sounds, and beats that all three members contribute to each track.
Here is a video performance of Them Cooked Vultures at BBC Radio:
There hasn't been a second album yet, but the rumor is, they want to get together and start putting some fresh material together. In December 2012, when asked about the band's future, Dave Grohl assured that Them Crooked Vultures would fly again, stating, "We’ve talked about it, I know that someday we’ll get back together and do stuff, because we love playing with each other."