For those who’ve lived under a rock for the past thirty years, a potted history of the three musicians who make up the band. On bass and keyboards, John Paul Jones of, most notably, rock behemoths - and the band who perhaps defined rock music more than any other - Led Zeppelin. Already a veteran, in-demand session player by the time he joined Led Zep, he is also a talented arranger, multi instrumentalist and producer. On drums, the nicest man in rock, Dave Grohl. From replacement tub thumper for Nirvana to frontman and chief songwriter in Foo Fighters, he has made the transition from behind the kit look easy with a polished and very successful back catalogue behind him. Josh Homme has perhaps the lower profile of the trio but, as vocalist and guitar player here, is the most dominant in Them Crooked Vultures’ sound. Homme is best known as frontman of Queens Of The Stone Age as well as side projects, the collaborative Desert Sessions and Eagles Of Death Metal and producing chunks of the Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Humbug’ album (generally turning them into rock gods in-waiting).
John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, Josh Homme