A potential reunion for Them Crooked Vultures is once again being floated, with founding member Josh Homme noting that such an event will happen when the time is right.
Way back in 2005, Dave Grohl hinted that he was working on a brand new project with Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones.
Four years later, the world was treated to the first new song by a supergroup named Them Crooked Vultures. Releasing an impressive self-titled debut and playing a handful of shows all the over the world, the band was quickly over as soon as it began.
Since then, fans have been hanging out for new material and shows from the band. However, while we discovered Jimmy Page was almost in the group, that Dave Grohl hasn’t ruled out a reunion just yet, and that they’re “technically […] still a band”, Josh Homme has now indicated a reunion from the group is always a very real possibility.
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Speaking to Rolling Stone recently about the recent release of the first Desert Sessions album in 16 years, Josh Homme revealed that a Them Crooked Vultures reunion will likely happen “when [it’s] supposed to”.
“The ironic thing is that we all want to do another Vultures record, and I think everyone has certain roles they play in the Vultures,”Homme began.
“And in all honesty, I feel like part of Dave’s role — since he got it together the first time by saying, “Hey, do you wanna try this?” — I feel like that’s part of in his job description in Vultures.
“I have my various things that I’m supposed to do I think, but that isn’t one of them. But I’m always ready to be in Them Crooked Vultures again. I don’t chase, you know?”
Noting that he didn’t necessarily have to chase the players for the latest Desert Sessions release, Homme added that he doesn’t want a reunion to be a forced affair, but rather one that comes together naturally.
“I think, ultimately, these things happen when they’re supposed to, and I don’t have much experience in forcing things to happen like that,” he explained.
“When you’re playing music, people come together because they want to and not from a sense of need or desperation. I think that’s the best reason to come together.”
With the tenth anniversary of Them Crooked Vultures sole studio album taking place later this month, fans will undoubtedly be giving this one a spin in the coming weeks and hoping that with a My Chemical Romance and Rage Against The Machine reunion taking place, this classic supergroup might just be next.