THEM CROOKED VULTURES, which consists of FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl on drums, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE singer/guitarist Josh Homme and LED ZEPPELIN bass player John Paul Jones, recently shot a video for the song "New Fang" with director Paul Minor (MUSE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SCARS ON BROADWAY).
Grohl told the Toronto Star about THEM CROOKED VULTURES, "Who's going to let that go to waste? None of us needs to be in this band, but none of us would want to be anywhere else, you know? No, that's not true. I need to be in this band because the feeling I get playing with the VULTURES, I don't get anywhere else."
Grohl indicated that he wanted to get back to playing drums after more than 13 years fronting FOO FIGHTERS. He explained, "I'm a drummer . . . I want a band to play the drums in. But I'm not just gonna go eke out with some band that doesn't matter, I wanna do something that's gonna make people's heads spin. And that's why I'm in a band with Josh and John."
Regarding the band's self-titled debut, which arrived in stores last Tuesday (November 17), Grohl said, "I think we knew within the first month or two that we were making something that had a lot more weight or depth to it than some side project."
Grohl also spoke with Spinner.com about the current FOO FIGHTERS break, which began in fall 2008 and is likely to last well into 2010 as he continues to tour with THEM CROOKED VULTURES. Grohl said, "I think, to me, the most important thing was to give the audience a break from the band, not even that we need to stop playing. I feel like the world doesn't need another FOO FIGHTERS record right now."
According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, THEM CROOKED VULTURES' self-titled debut album is on track to sell between 70,000 and 75,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
02. Mind Eraser, No Chaser
03. New Fang
04. Dead End Friends
06. Scumbag Blues
09. Interlude with Ludes
10. Warsaw Or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
13. Spinning in Daffodils
THEM CROOKED VULTURES taped a performance for the Austin City Limits TV program on September 30.