Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Sign in to follow this  
The Pagemeister

JOHN PAUL JONES New Project

Recommended Posts

I couldn't find a thread the proposed second album.

If they're talking Northern summer that could be September / October.

On the other hand our Southern summer ends in about 6 weeks! :D

So maybe it's closer than we think? ;) :cool:

Also I read somewhere they were impressed with all the audiences for NOT calling out for any covers of their former respective bands material.

You could tell at the gigs they were having as much fun as everyone who was there and it showed in their playing.

So far there's no sign of them slowing down.

Those Twisted Buzzards will be around for while yet!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Them Crooked Vultures To Perform at 2010 Rock-am-Ring Festival (Germany)

Them Crooked Vultures confirmed a performance at this year's Rock Am Ring festival to be held at the Nurburgring in Nurburg, Germany from June 4th-6th 2010. Stage & date to be determined. Tickets on sale now at tickets-per-post.de

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Live Tonight: Them Crooked Vultures

In Section: PRESS Play » Posted By: Staff

The "super group" Them Crooked Vultures will have the dads all atwitter tonight at Roseland, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave.), 212-247-0200; 8, $49.50.

http://www.nypress.c...s-yeasayer.html

Edited by SteveAJones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Them Crooked Vultures, new supergroup, rocks Roseland Ballroom

By Jay Lustig/The Star-Ledger

February 09, 2010, 12:50PM

NEW YORK — A funny thing happened on the way to the Led Zeppelin reunion tour.

The three living members of this all-time great rock band — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — got together for a well-received reunion concert in London, in late 2007. This led to widespread speculation that a full-blown tour, or at least some more shows, might be coming.

It hasn’t happened yet, though all three musicians have undertaken adventurous projects since then. Plant and bluegrass queen Alison Krauss toured together with a rootsy show. Page shared riffs and stories with the Edge and Jack White in the documentary, “It Might Get Loud.” And Jones, 64, has recorded and toured with a new, intergenerational supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures, also featuring Dave Grohl, 41 (of Nirvana and Foo Fighters) on drums and Josh Homme, 36 (of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal) on lead vocals and guitar.

The group performed on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, and stuck around the city to present an energetic and dauntingly loud concert at the Roseland Ballroom, Monday. No other area concerts are currently planned, but since all three musicians have expressed a desire to record another album soon and get it out by the end of the year, it’s pretty certain that they will be back before long.

Monday’s setlist was pretty basic: all 13 songs from the group’s self-titled album, which came out in November, plus the unrecorded “Highway One,” whose spacey psychedelic-rock sound represented a break from the tense, snarling quality of most of the other music. Guitarist Alain Johannes, who turns the trio into a quartet on tour, contributed a virtuosic solo instrumental at one point. (He also switched to bass, occasionally, freeing Jones up to play keyboards and mandolin.)

Album tracks were typically elongated with extended intros or outros, and two songs, “Scumbag Blues” and “Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up,” were turned into epic jams, with exploratory passages and explosive raveups.

Them Crooked Vultures represents not just Jones’ high-profile return to the world of hard-rock, but a rare opportunity for Grohl to concentrate on drums. That’s what he did in Nirvana, of course, though in the Foo Fighters he is primarily the lead vocalist and guitarist.

Not surprisingly, Them Crooked Vultures’ music is largely about rhythm: nearly every song was built on a complex riff. The band played a grinding brand of funk on songs like “New Fang,” “Elephants” and “Spinning In Daffodils” (which ended with a calm, atmospheric Jones piano solo), “Warsaw” built to a pummelling finale, and “Dead End Friends” had a breathless momentum that was reminiscent of the fastest songs in the Foo Fighters repertoire.

If there was a weak link in this group, it was Homme. He sang in a commanding growl (or, occasionally, a smooth falsetto), and his muscular guitar riffs added to the group’s visceral impact. But he lacked the larger-than-life charisma of a Robert Plant or a Kurt Cobain, and his lyrics were sometimes as clumsy as the rhythm section was sharp. Lines such as “Innocence has no resistance/Against a wicked counselor such as I” and “Sycophancy, solipsistic/Spider plays the fool to lure the fly” (both from “Scumbag Blues”) should never have made it out of the studio without rewriting.

Homme is the frontman in this band. But even his biggest fans would have to admit he’s not the focal point. Still, with all that Them Crooked Vultures has to offer, that’s a minor problem.

Any supergroup with Jones and Grohl in it is going to be pretty super.

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2010/02/them_crooked_vultures_new_supe.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vultures hang onto a piece of Led

Zeppelin's John Paul Jones joins Foo's Dave Grohl, Queens' Josh Homme in supergroup.

By Courtney Devores

Special to the Observer

Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2010

When Them Crooked Vultures plays The Fillmore at the N.C. Music Factory on Wednesday, it will mark a rare Charlotte appearance by a member of the legendary Led Zeppelin.

The rock 'n' roll supergroup features Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and John Paul Jones of Zeppelin fame.

Led Zeppelin or its offshoots have landed in Charlotte at least once each decade since 1970.

According to the gig history on its official Web site, Led Zeppelin first played the old Charlotte Coliseum (now Bojangles' Coliseum) in April 1970 and June 1972.

"It's a blur," remembers Spongetones' vocalist Jamie Hoover of the '72 gig. "They did a lot of stuff from 'Zeppelin III.' Robert Plant was (irritated) because everyone was talking."

Plant returned to Charlotte in July 1988 during his Now and Zen tour, and recorded at Reflection Sound Studios on Central Avenue on his day off.

"He came in the next day after he played and they laid some tracks down," recalls Kelly Bright, who was managing the studio at the time. "He was very down-to-earth, had a good sense of humor. I told him I never really liked 'Stairway to Heaven' and he came by the following day and ended up giving me a kiss and singing part of 'Stairway to Heaven' to me."

Plant and Jimmy Page returned to the Charlotte Coliseum on Tyvola Road as part of the Page/Plant Tour in May 1998. He played Asheville with Alison Krauss in 2008.

As for Jones, Them Crooked Vultures marks his first official band since Zeppelin. He's toured behind his own solo albums, with artists like Diamanda Galas and occasionally pops up at special awards gigs to back other artists like Grohl or Lenny Kravitz.

In 2007, he performed with Ben Harper and the Roots' ?uestlove during Bonnaroo's Superjam before regrouping with Plant and Page for a one-off Zeppelin reunion in London. In 2008, he appeared at guitarist Warren Haynes' annual Christmas Jam in Asheville. Mostly he's focused on producing artists like Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins, the Datsuns, and Uncle Earl.

Them Crooked Vultures was the right band at the right time for Jones, he told Britain's Daily Telegraph.

"I couldn't get arrested in the '80s at all," Jones told the Telegraph in December. "After the Beatles broke up, would you have asked Paul McCartney if he'd be in your band? Nobody thought I would do anything, and I didn't really want to join another band after Zeppelin, because I knew nothing would ever be as good as that."

The Vultures - also including Homme's Queens of the Stone Age co-cohort Alain Johaness on guitar - announced last week that it plans a follow-up this year to November's self-titled debut album.

More Information:

One of only three East Coast dates following the band's performance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: The Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St.

TICKETS: $41.50.

DETAILS: 704-549-5555; www.livenation.com.

http://www.charlotte...ry/1233917.html

Edited by SteveAJones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rock's scavenges

Straight-ahead music from Crooked Vultures

by Dan Aquilante, New York Post, February 9, 2010

ROCK REVIEW: THEM CROOKED VULTURES

We've all heard how rock 'n' roll is dead, but supergroup Them Crooked Vultures is living large on the carcass.

The group features Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme on guitar, Foo Fighter/Nirvana principal Dave Grohl on drums and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass and keyboards; and if you listen closely to their heavy, headbanging sound, you hear elements of all these bands in the Vulture music.

It doesn't take long to figure that Grohl is the center of this group. He's arguably one of the best drummers in rock and seems to have gotten even better since the days he anchored Nirvana's rhythms. At Roseland, over the course of this 90-minute concert, he was an animal at the drum kit. In a word, his performance was incredible. With sweat-drenched, long hair flailing to the beat and his dark beard hiding any expression except for his gritted white teeth you couldn't help but picture him as a brutish caveman who had a primal need to pick up sticks and whack a log.

Although Homme is from the Stone Age, his guitar playing was more delicate than usual and his vocals emphasized singing rather than metal shouts and grunts. And Jones was the consummate bandmate. There was precision in all of his bottom riffs, whether he thumped a standard four-string instrument or noodled on an ungainly eight-string model. For such an iconic figure in rock, his performance was devoid of ego. Grohl seemed in awe of Jones, giving him total respect and devotion through the event; Homme on the other hand was more relaxed in their relationship. At one point he questioning Jones asking him "Hey Zeppelin, what's that?"

The set was heavy start to finish so it didn't feel that momentum was building with each song. The band did hit a couple of noticeable high points, including the heady, layered "Daffodils," and during the blues-rocker "Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I" the boys really got their Led out.

http://www.nypost.co...2seqBeRElpLWdOI

Edited by SteveAJones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This from Saul Jackson:

It was good to see the Vultures back in NYC. I only wish I could have ran into them somewhere during the week, cause they've been in NYC for quite a few days now. I wonder where they were hanging out.........The Roseland show was LOUD!!! Holy crap, I was in the exact same spot as i was for the Oct show and this show was much louder than the last. You could tell the band was more in sync, and had been performing more. They did all their known songs, and they were all pretty much awesome. I again took some videos, and will be posting them on youtube in the next few days. The crowd was more into it this time. I can't wait til the guys start to reveal some of their new material. All I can say is SEE THIS BAND if you have the chance. It would be foolish not to.

Edited by SteveAJones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Them Crooked Vultures

by The Green Gorilla

Feb 9, 2010

I saw Them Crooked Vultures' impromptu show at Roseland Ballroom (NYC) last night. What a show! This is some seriously hard rock and not that metal-esque stuff that just simply thrashes. I haven't been to a performance that rocked that hard in many, many years. With their lineup I thought I knew what I was in for but I was surprised at how heavy it was in such a small room like Roseland. For those that don't know, Them Crooked Vultures is a modern-day supergroup made up of drummer Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), bassist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and guitarist Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal). For live shows they bring in another QOTSA alum, Alain Johannes. The cool thing about this band is not just the intensity with which they play but also there ability to switch roles to accommodate the music. All of these guys are multi-instrumentalists. Just as he had done in Zeppelin, JPJ not only plays bass but he also plays slide guitar, mandolin, keyboards and keytar… yes, that's right a Keytar! I thought it to be a rather dated move but it was actually done really well. Needless to say, the combo of Jones and Grohl makes for a really strong foundation. They are just wild up there and I think it was perhaps the loudest show I have ever been to. Below is a clip from earlier in the tour. It doesn't quite capture the feel of the room at Roseland last night but it's a nice multi-cam video with high quality audio… although I wish the bass was mixed a little louder. Then again, I always want to hear more of the bass.

http://thegreengoril...ooked-vultures/

Edited by SteveAJones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Live Review - Them Crooked Vultures @ Roseland

Posted by Salvatore Bono

This review could be summed up in one word - unbelievable. Simply, unbelievable.

It is easy to put what I witnessed last night at Roseland into words, but the experience and pleasure cannot be described. Arriving sharply on stage at 9pm, the super group Them Crooked Vultures struck their first note seconds onto arriving and didn't let up for nearly two hours.

Opening with "No One Loves Me, and Neither Do I" then getting into "Dead End Friends" the band hit hard and jammed in interludes of each song extending them longer than what was on their debut, which was released in November. It is one thing to see a rock and roll band live, it is another to witness legends in the making.

Them Crooked Vultures features Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme on lead vocal and guitar duties, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones on bass, piano, guitar, mandolin and plenty of other instruments, and everyone's favorite Dave Grohl on drums with assistance of Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Alain Johannas as their special guest on the road. This is not a normal band by any means, the talent that is exuded from these lads has been unforeseen.

Them Crooked Vultures are not only the loudest act I have witnessed, but the most musically talented as well. Any band that can get John Paul Jones on stage with them, you know is something special, watching him play is not only awe inspiring, it is an honor and privilege. Watching Jones play off of Dave Grohl, the two have established themselves as one of the greatest rhythm sections ever, even just being in existence for less than a year. The look on Josh Homme's face all night resembled that of someone asking him to pinch him if what he was doing was real.

Playing their debut in its entirety, including many moments of impromptu jam sessions, Homme would joke in between the long songs about his band mates. Referring to Jones as "Zeppelin," and how Grohl will have sex with everyone in the crowd as well as nursing a hangover that was caused by him drinking Jager till 5:30 AM that morning, these guys look like they are having the times of their lives.

The fun they have together as a band is displayed in their power, which again, with a line up like this is expected, and they rose far above all expectations. What was unexpected was that a few fresh new Vultures songs were played, but no covers. Not a single cover from any of the bands these guys have played with, which for the better proves they can stand out on their own. The follow up to their debut will be out this summer, and they will easily be an act that will be hard to catch.

Them Crooked Vultures are how I like my rock and roll - loud, fast and dirty.

Photo Gallery: http://www.officiallyayuppie.com/

Edited by SteveAJones

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vultures live up to ‘supergroup’ title

By Courtney Devores

Music Writer

Posted: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

The term “supergroup” carries a lot of weight in the case of Them Crooked Vultures, the new band that boasts Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Foo Fighters/Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. The band lived up to that lofty description performing for a packed house Wednesday at The Fillmore. The venue sounded the best I’ve heard it since it opened last summer.

One of only three East Coast shows following an appearance Saturday on “Saturday Night Live,” the Charlotte concert may have left some wondering why not a bigger market like Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia? But Charlotte fans matched the group in enthusiasm and energy. Although many probably turned out to see a living legend in the flesh or as fans of Grohl or Homme, the show wasn’t just about the who’s who on stage. Them Crooked Vultures proved a good band with good songs that weren’t just cookie cutter replays of their old bands’ output. In fact they shied away from covering former glories. With Homme on vocals the closest comparison is Queens of the Stone Age, but TCV displayed varying stylistic divergences (sometimes within one verse).

One song rode an almost disco beat veering from a P-Funk-like hook to a bluesy metallic riff before swelling into a rather dark majestic chorus. There were moments of that kind of Queen-like grandeur amid sexy groove-anchored riffs (Homme and guitarist Alain Johaness’ harmonies on ”Elephants,” for instance, were big and dramatic). Hommes’ unique guitar distortion, reminiscent of a hacksaw zipping across the strings, gave several songs another heavy layer. Other tracks toyed with jazz and funk. “Interlude with Ludes,” one of several songs from the group’s November 2009 self-titled debut, was the most unusual – playful with a tropical Latin-meets-girl-group-feel thanks in part to Johaness’ harmony. Another, “Highway 1,” highlighted Jones’ virtuosity. It isn’t featured on the album but will hopefully pop up on a promised follow-up later this year.

The highlight had to be “Mind Eraser, No Chaser,” a driving rock song that features Jones and Grohl trading lines with Homme and Johannes during the chorus. It would’ve been nice to hear more of Grohl’s scratchy yell, but the sometime frontman seemed content bashing like The Muppets’ Animal behind his drum kit. The few extended jams were equally impressive. “Scumbag Blues” circled trippy psychedelia while “Spinning in Daffodils” featured Jones’ piano solo as he basked in stage light while his bandmates hid in the shadows.

Homme may have spent the evening swigging from a tall bottle of vodka like a consummate rock ’n’ roller, but all four black-clad members oozed a level of showmanship and professionalism fit for a, well, supergroup without the posturing ego you might expect from one. Homme made a joke about Nirvana while introducing the last song. “It’s called ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’” he laughed. “No, it’s called ‘Black Dog.’” The latter was met with booming applause. It wasn’t to be. He argued that they couldn’t do it justice before forging into another original.

Jones waited almost three decades to throw himself wholeheartedly into another band. After seeing Them Crooked Vultures, it’s evident why he thought this particular combination was finally the right one after all these years.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/1240232.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got my tickets this morning via presale for Them Crooked Vultures at The Joint here in Las Vegas. The password that was sent via the bands website was incorrect, but thanks to my lovely wife I got the right code and got 3 tickets to the show. I can't wait and will be accompanied by my 11 year old son his first real concert. I got to expose him to there music and he loves the band I feel so lucky to be a rock and roll dad!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The show at the Tabernacle last night was BEYOND AMAZING. I waited over 4 hours in freezing weather to be front row, literally 10 feet from JPJ. The band was on fire and the crowd was just as fired up. The energy in the building was explosive!

I still cannot believe I was so close to JPJ!!! Here are a few pictures..and a few more coming!

TCVJPJsingingupclose.jpg

TCVJPJplayingkeyboards2.jpg

Edited by Deborah J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TCVJPJplayingGrohlsmiling.jpg

This is the one where the rest of the band was just looking at JPJ with admiration and amazement...look at Grohl:-) and he was like an animal on drums!!!

TCVJPJGrohlHommeplaying.jpg

Edited by Deborah J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my favorite..JPJ getting ready to play keyboards

TCVJPJstrechingarmsbeforeplayingkey.jpg

TCVJPJandGrohlmakingsadface.jpg

This was funny as Homme made a comment about Grohls hair being so soft and long...it was hilarious!!

Edited by Deborah J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...