Josh Homme ‘really wants’ to reunite Them Crooked Vultures

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Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has said he “really wants” to reform Them Crooked Vultures, the band he formed with John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl in 2009.

Responding to a question posed in a Reddit AMA on March 15 asking whether Them Crooked Vultures would reunite, Homme said: “It’s sort of not my job to put Vultures back together, that’s Dave’s job.”

“My job is to dance around and write words and try to write some music with the guys. I really want to … Dave knows this, too. I really want the Vultures to get back together and get the band back together and do one more round because the band is so strange, the music is so strange and sort of perverse,” he continued.

“I had such a joyous time on those tours and being in that band and because the other guys are Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones and they’re just really good and so that playing is so simple, you’re able to get into ideas right away and they just happen,” Homme added. “That is a bit addictive, that environment. So is there any chance? Yeah. I just like that it’s not up to me. I have other responsibilities there. So is there a chance? Yeah, there is. Is it a good chance? No.”

The full video of Homme’s response to the question is available here:

The band released one self-titled album in 2009 and toured together throughout that year and 2010 before the project ended.

Them Crooked Vultures reunited to perform at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London on September 3, 2022, the first time they had performed together since July 30, 2010.

The band played a cover of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, their own song “Gunman” and then Queens of the Stone Age’s “Long Slow Goodbye”.

Them Crooked Vultures performed again together for the second tribute concert for Hawkins in Los Angeles on September 27, 2022. For that show, they performed a cover of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, their own song “Dead End Friends” and then Queens of the Stone Age’s “Long Slow Goodbye”.

Them Crooked Vultures reunion rumours

Grohl and Homme have both expressed interest in restarting the group. In 2013, Homme told The West Australian that recording a second Them Crooked Vultures album is “a matter of timing”.

Grohl told The Australian in 2020 that a reunion of Them Crooked Vultures was inevitable. “I’m sure it’ll happen again. It’s only a matter of time,” he said.

In 2021, Grohl said during a Medicine at Midnight Radio show on Apple Music that the band “was incredibly inspiring. It was a really incredible time. I hope that someday we do it again.”

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1 Comment on "Josh Homme ‘really wants’ to reunite Them Crooked Vultures"

  1. Roy JOHN Watson | 17th March 2024 at 12:22 pm | Reply

    like to see then reform it would great to see jones back in the spot light again and do another album perhaps jones could drag page into the project ive always wanted to see jones and page work together without robert plant who always likes is own way thats how ive always seen it maybe im wrong

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