Supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, which features Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, released their self-titled debut album November 17 in the United States and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records. The release was preceded by first single "New Fang," currently streaming at http://www.myspace.com/crookedvultures, and "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" now available as a free iTunes download.
Them Crooked Vultures' first ever series of shows in California and the Pacific Northwest continues tonight with dates November 19 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, November 21 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and November 22 at the Roseland Theater in Portland. Following the west coast run, the band will embark on a December tour of the UK and Germany and January dates in Australia and New Zealand.
What the critics are saying:
"One the rarest things in rock: a supergroup that not only deserves that appellation, but which actually is greater than the sum of its storied parts... Simply put, Jones has enhanced any musical setting he's ever graced with his classy and virtuosic presence."--Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times
"Melody isn't the core strength of this band anyway. That would be rhythm, which in the hands of Mr. Grohl becomes a thunderous force."--Nate Chinen, New York Times
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