Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures Biography

A collaboration between Homme, Jones and Grohl was first publicly mentioned by Grohl in a 2005 interview with Mojo, in which he declared "The next project that I'm trying to initiate involves me on drums, Josh Homme on guitar, and John Paul Jones playing bass. That’s the next album. That wouldn’t suck." Of the nascent project, Homme's wife Brody Dalle commented in July 2009 that "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." English music magazine NME reported in July 2009 that the trio had begun recording in Los Angeles.

Them Crooked Vultures performed its first show at the Metro, Chicago on August 9, 2009. The band played all original material during its 80-minute set, debuting such songs as opener "Elephants", "Scumbag Blues", "Caligulove" and closing song "Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I". TCV made its European debut on August 19 with a performance at Melkweg in the Netherlands, the same day on which a short video clip of studio footage was uploaded by the band, featuring the song "Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I", essentially confirming its inclusion on the band's debut album.

With subsequent festival performances in Europe at Pukkelpop and Lowlands, the band first performed in the United Kingdom at London's Brixton Academy supporting English alternative rock band Arctic Monkeys on August 26. The trio subsequently performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 28 and 29. Playing the Leeds Festival first then moving onto Reading the next day.
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