Dave Grohl Hopes to Revive Them Crooked Vultures

The band's sole album to date was released to much acclaim in 2009

Dave Grohl and Them Crooked Vultures performed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 15, 2010.|
Dave Grohl and Them Crooked Vultures performed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 15, 2010.
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In 2009, the rock trio Them Crooked Vultures released its sole album to date. The group was a supergroup, with a pedigree few of their contemporaries could match: joining Dave Grohl and Josh Homme was Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Reviewing the album for The AV Club, Stephen Hyden wrote, “Freed from the weight of untenable expectations, Them Crooked Vultures is a hell of a lot of fun, too.”

AllMusic’s review, by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, suggests the experience of making the album was an anjoyable one for the band’s members. “[W]hat impresses is chemistry, how the three play together, how they instigate each other, and how they spur each other on, to the point where their familiar tropes sound fresh,” he wrote. And it certainly sounds like at least one member of the group is hoping to revisit that chemistry.

Louder reports that Grohl brought up Them Crooked Vultures while hosting Medicine at Midnight Radio. “I hope that someday we do it again,” Grohl said.

He had plenty of positive thing to say about his cohorts in the group as well. “[Homme] plays the guitar like a drummer and John Paul Jones is the greatest rock and roll bass player in the history of music,” Grohl said. He dubbed the project “a dream band” and spoke highly about the process of working with Homme and Jones.

“It was incredibly inspiring,” Grohl said. “It was a really incredible time.”

Given the reception the band’s debut received, it’s not hard to think that a second Them Crooked Vultures album would find a lot of enthusiastic listeners.

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