Them Crooked Vultures — Grohl, Homme, and Jones — Take It Back to the Stone Age


Say hello, officially, to Them Crooked Vultures — the rock-hero supergroup made up of the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. They've been playing together for a few months now, but just yesterday released their first studio track, “New Fang” (they also announced a November 17 release date for their as-yet-untitled album). With Homme on vocals and guitar, Vultures' lineup is the same as Songs for the Deaf–era QOTSA, plus a new — albeit legendary — bassist. And no, that’s not a bad thing: “New Fang” sounds like a particularly rollicking Homme composition, with all the mania and devilish guitar licks that would suggest. Another thing we do not have a problem with? The last third of this band’s name, in the singular.