Work begins on new album

Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures have begun work on their second album.

The era of the supergroup has returned. It could be the recession, a lull in guitar music or simply a trend in rock hierarchy - whatever, it has resulted in groups such as Monsters Of Folk and Them Crooked Vultures and for that we are grateful.

Releasing their debut album last year, Them Crooked Vultures boasted an imposing cast. With members of Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age and Led Zeppelin uniting their music was always going to be special.

Touring to wide acclaim, it was expected that the project would be a one off. However in a new interview Josh Homme has claimed that work is already underway on the trio's second album.

"Hope so yeah, there isn't a reason not to" he revealed, before adding: "We love playing in this (band)".

"We have such a good time together and it's fun and it feels like we're obligated to risk and challenge ourselves" he said. "It's such a rewarding risk to take you know, it's like high tension wire."

Them Crooked Vultures announced their arrival to the world last year with a series of stunning shows. Speaking to BBC 6Music drummer Dave Grohl explained the thrill of playing with the supergroup.

"As we've done these shows I see the audiences and how excited they get" he said. "If we go off in to some crazy jam that goes on for 10 minutes too long, you see the audience as it resolves into this finale. When you finally get there and you see people get goose bumps, you finally tie it up in a bow and go 'bam.' People just go 'wow' and it's great."

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