Catching up on all things rock, two weeks ago at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the big buzz wasn't any of the bands playing the three day fest, it was the buzz surrounding the aftershow at The Metro, where Them Crooked Vultures played their first public show.
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl of Nirvana/Foo Fighters and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin are the main players, along with QOTSA alum Alain Johannes. Supergroups come and go (Audioslave/Velvet Revolver anyone?) but this seems to be one supergroup actually worth getting excited about.
An album is allegedly already in the can with a Fall release and full tour slated for later this year/early 2010. Two words sum up the possibilities: Fuck Yeah.
It's time to get excited. You can read a review of the Metro show by the Chicago Sun Times music critic Jim DeRogatis here