If those people close to Queens of the Stone Age front-man Josh Homme don't learn to keep quiet about his new super-project with Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones there aren't gonna be any secrets left to keep.
First, it was lead Spinnerette and Homme's wife Brody Dalle leaking that Homme was indeed recording in a Los Angeles recording studio with Grohl and Jones for the then-unnamed band. Now it appears that none other than Jessie "The Devil" Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal has let the supergroup's name slip in a radio interview with Winnipeg's Power 97 radio station.
And the name that has supposedly been chosen for perhaps the most hyped trio of the past decade? Well, the Homme/Grohl/Jones super-band will apparently be going by the moniker of, um, Them Crooked Vultures.
Okay, highly questionable band names aside, this most holy of collaborations should rock hard and long. And, according to Antiquiet, the band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album and planning a tour to support it.
Jones previously alluded to the group touring to support the album when he was interviewed by French journalist Cyril Deluermoz back in April, and now it appears as if everything is a go. "I'm working on some other music, which is more rock-based, with a couple of other people. We hope to be everywhere this summer," Jones said in April.
Also, there already appears to be a show lined up by the group for August 9 in Chicago. The listing here doesn't specifically say it is Them Crooked Vultures performing but it sure looks that way.
Now, if we could only get them to rethink that name. Them Crooked Vultures?! We just can't get past it. Then again, maybe Hughes was pulling our legs and thought up the worst possible name for the band to throw us all off track. After all, wasn't it him and Homme who came up with the name Eagles of Death Metal?