Them Crooked Vultures this weekend. Variously referred to as The Millennium’s first supergroup, this get-together between Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, Queens of The New Stone Age‘s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones grabbed all sorts of attention and headlines – and even netted the band a Grammy for Best Rock Performance for their 2011 single New Fang, as well as a Platinum citation in Canada for their debut album.
But as is the case with most supergroups, it was short-lived. After getting together in 2007, touring in 2009 and grabbing awards in 2011, they all went back to their respective bands and called it a day. At least temporarily. Even as early as 2012, Grohl was quoted as saying there was a chance of a reunion. That sentiment popped up again this past June, when Dave Grohl was again asked about a possible Crooked Vultures reunion during a radio interview. So, it’s possible they may get together again soon, or sooner – or sooner, rather than later.
Whenever it is it will be a welcome reunion for a band that got together for the sake of liking what each was doing and wanting to take it a step further. Doesn’t mean Dave Grohl will be leaving Foo Fighters anytime soon, or Josh Homme will be leaving Queens Of The Stone Age either. It means there’s a side-project with much good buzz attached – and there’s always room for that in the grand scheme of things.
But until that happens, here is a performance they did in Paris at the Canal Plus Studios on December 4, 2009. Small-ish crowd, but a wildly enthusiastic one. And an hours worth of some great work.
Crank it up if you haven’t heard this one yet – crank it up and if you and want to hear it again.
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