Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has confirmed that he intends on reuniting Them Crooked Vultures, his supergroup with Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.
Grohl told The Australian, “Oh, yeah. You know, we talk about it all the time. I had a conversation with Josh about it not too long ago. I mean, Them Crooked Vultures is a drummer’s dream. You’re playing with the best bass player in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and then Josh Homme, who’s just a conceptual hurricane.
And when you sit down to jam, it only takes a minute and a half before you have something good. I mean, John Paul Jones is such an amazing bass player that he locks in to you, and your groove and your feel. He’s like glue. And so you become a rhythm section in a matter of seconds.
And Josh is really exciting; I mean, he and I are like brothers. We’ve known each other for almost 30 years now, so we have a great relationship, on and off the stage.”
Yeah, I mean, we talk about it all the time. Unfortunately, all of us have other day jobs. It’s, I think, one of our favourite bands we’ve all ever been in, and we flirt with each other about it every once in a while. I’m sure it’ll happen again. It’s only a matter of time.”
Foo Fighters will release their new album Medicine at Midnight in February, and one fan already has an innovative concept idea for their next album. Foo Fighters just reacted to horrible record sales. OatmealApocalypseExhausted posted on Reddit, “Next time around, Foo Fighters should do an album that is tracked live. So there’s this up and coming rock band out there right now called Dirty Honey (r/dirtyhoney join the movement while it’s young)- and if you haven’t checked them out I cannot recommend them enough, they just might be the best rock band in the world right now if you ask me. They’ve toured with Alter Bridge, etc.
Anyway, part of their creed is to bring performance back into music, in an age where everything is tracked individually and pro tool’d. It’s all tracked live as a group. Their first EP absolutely moves and grooves as a result.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band also just did this on the newest record, and it’s a flippin amazing album…
I appreciate the sonic experimentation and heavy production elements that the Foo are currently into. It’s great. But considering how strong and tight they are as a live band, I would love to see an album that is done in this manner. Minimal to no overdubs, just the band rocking it in with nothing guiding them but feel.”