According to Antiquiet, Jesse Hughes of EAGLES OF DEATH METAL let it slip in an obscure interview with Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada's Power 97 radio station last week that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme's new project with John Paul Jones (LED ZEPPELIN) and Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS) is going by the name THE CROOKED VULTURES.
Hughes dropped the bomb around the one-minute, 20-second mark of the interview, which can be streamed using the player below.
The trio is said to be currently holed up in a Los Angeles recording studio working on an album that's been the biggest secret in rock for what seems like years now.
Josh Homme's wife Brody Dalle recently told Antiquiet, "I'm not at liberty to talk about it… but I think [the project] is pretty fucking amazing. Just beats and sounds like you've never heard before."
According to Lemon Squeezings, Jones wrote in an online post in April that he hoped "to be everywhere this summer" with "a couple of other people" who've been "working [with him] on some other music, which is more rock-based."
Jones in recent years has sat in with FOO FIGHTERS onstage and in the studio, and conducted an orchestra for Grohl's band at the Grammy Awards. Homme, who is the only consistent member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, allowed Grohl to guest on that outfit's breakthrough single.
When Jones first hinted of a summer project, he gave few details — and intentionally so, it appears, due to an expressed secrecy revolving around the collaboration. After dropping his sole hint in an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Jones added, "It's a secret, actually. I shouldn't have even said that, you know? There are some exciting projects coming up, let's put it that way."
Homme, who records with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, is not part of the band's touring lineup, which includes Hughes alongside guitarist Dave Catching, bassist/singer Brian O'Connor and drummer Joey Castillo.