Friday, October 30, 2009

Brit Music Scene

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John Paul Jones Talks Led Zeppelin, Them Crooked Vultures

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 01:23 PM PDT

It looked for a while as though Led Zeppelin would be reforming for good in order to complete a world tour and potentially new material after their successful London O2 Arena comeback concert. But it wasn’t to be, and it ended up being just a one-off. But John Paul Jones has now moved on to a new project.

Them Crooked Vultures

First, it looked as though the whole of Led Zeppelin would be reforming, with Jason Bonham filling in for his dad John. But it soon became clear lead singer Robert Plant wasn’t interested. So a replacement was sought, with rumors abounding about who was being lined up.

John Paul Jones has now confirmed auditions (of a sort) did take place, although the only name he mentions in an interview with BBC 6Music is Dave Grohl. Paul Jones has since formed a supergroup with Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age) known as Them Crooked Vultures.

Paul Jones said:

“Jimmy [Page] and I rehearsed a bit with Jason Bonham and we couldn't really agree on singers and that fell by the wayside. Then this came along and to be honest, I'm really happy.”

“I immediately recognized that this [Dave Grohl] was a drummer that was a: really good, and b: groovy, and c: listened, all those nice things that bass players like in drummers.”

Them Crooked Vultures are set to release their debut album on Nov. 17. The first single, New Fang, is embedded below.

I’m guessing this leaves Led Zeppelin right back where they were before the O2 Arena gig was even thought of – dead in the water. I personally think this is a shame but maybe it’s the right decision, with their body of work now left alone and not potentially ruined by a half-hearted comeback effort.

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