The rock world got a treat recently when drummer Dave Grohl, from the Foo Fighters and Nirvana, joined forces with bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin and vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age to form Them Crooked Vultures. This is one of Dave Grohl's side projects that just released their debut album on November 16, 2009 in the U.K. and on November 17th in the United States. It is currently the number one alternative album on iTunes in the U.S. Tie album debuted at #12 on the U.S. Billboard chart and #113 on the U.K, chart.
In this new musical project, Grohl return to the drums and delivers some great music. With Homme on vocals and Jones on bass, this new band has a very different sound from the Foo Fighter and Queens of the Stone Age. It is musically and lyrically interesting music. This album also offers an eclectic mix of musical influences of hard rock, grunge and metal. It is extremely refreshing to hear Dave Grohl's artistic percussion skills. This trio has put together some interesting music.
On September 1, the band announced two 2009 tours of North America and the United Kingdom, in October and December respectively The 2009 Tour will be titled Deserve the Future Tour and the UK leg sold out in just under 12 minutes, making it one of the quickest sold tours in the UK, without the band even officially releasing a song to date.
The alternative music scene has a plethora of different musical styles pop up every so often. Them Crooked Vultures have the potential to make their mark on modern rock and active rock radio. These three musicains have a fan base already in place and have put together some great music that should translate into a fantastic live show.