Have you ever wondered what would happen if the rock ‘n’ roll reverberation of Led Zeppelin, the robotic rhythms of Queens of the Stone Age and the modern rock sound of the Foo Fighters all just morphed together into its own kind of rock?
Now you don’t have to. The formation of the latest supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures, has united three of the finest musical minds in the business, and the long-awaited process has finally been realized.
Back in 2005, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl spoke with Mojo Magazine about his idea.
“The next project that I’m trying to initiate involves me on drums, [QOTSA’s] Josh Homme on guitar, and [Led Zeppelin’s] John Paul Jones playing bass,” Grohl told Mojo. “That’s the next album. That wouldn’t suck.”
We haven’t seen Grohl sit at the drums since the end of Nirvana back in 1994. He played for them for four years before forming the alt-rock band, the Foo Fighters.
The formation of Them Crooked Vultures also proves that although Jones is 63 years old, the heart of a young rock star is still within him – and it definitely shows in the tracks of TCV.
What makes TCV the most appealing is the secrecy in which it lurks, announcing its appearances only days ahead of time. It truly is surprising how a band with such big names can record and function in such secrecy.
TCV played its first show in Chicago on Aug. 9, as an aftershow to Grant Park’s Lollapalooza. No one stood a chance of getting a spot at The Metro, as tickets were sold out in just three minutes.
TVC played an all-original 80-minute set with song titles such as “Interlude w/ Ludes,” “Caligulove” and “Scumbag Blues.” According to Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times, it was there that the band announced its debut album, “Never Deserved The Future,” is supposed to hit shelves on Oct. 23.
Since its unveiling in Chicago, the band appeared once more in Amsterdam on Aug. 19. Just as it did for the Metro show, the band announced its Amsterdam debut just days prior to the show.
You may have a hard time finding a full track by TCV, but if you go on YouTube and type in “Them Crooked Vultures,” you can listen to a 14-second sampler of the song, “Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I.”
You will also probably be pleased to hear that there is plenty of footage from the very few shows that they have played so far.