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[24 Sep 2010 | 16 Comments | 8,007 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY JOHN BONHAM SPECIAL: SEPTEMBER 1980 – THE OPTIMISM, THE IRONY AND THE AGONY

This is a special entry of my regular DL Diary posting. It’s been something of a strange week here. It was a privilege to see Jason perform on Monday and talking to him about his Dad in this week of all weeks was pretty emotional. Thinking about the events of thirty years ago has weighed heavy on my mind. It does to use the old Earls Court adage ‘’seem like a lifetime but a second’’. Aside for the events of 30 years ago, my mind has been drifting back to …

John Paul Jones, TBL News, Tour Watch »

[5 Jul 2010 | 9 Comments | 7,666 views]
Them Crooked Vultuures Brixton O2 Academy, London

Set List: Mind Eraser/Dead End Friends/Scumbag Blues/Elephants/Highway 1/Gunman/Nobody Loves Me/Bandoliers/Interlude With Ludes/Caliulove/You Can’t Possibly Begin To Imagine/Daffodils/Reptiles/Warsaw/Encore New Fang
Them Crooked Vultures took what may, or may not be their last UK  bow last night at a triumphant finale at London’s Brixton 02 Academy.  As Josh Homme noted, it brought the band full circle as it was here last August that the Vultures first announced themselves at a low key support slot to the Arctic Monkeys.
There was nothing low key about this Brixton return – a benefit show for TCV friend, …

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[2 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 5,326 views]
THEM CROOKED VULTURES BRIXTON O2 ACADEMY JULY 5TH  PRE GIG TBL MEET

Next Monday July 5th,Them Crooked Vultures play their final UK date of their tour – a benefit show which is in aid of TCV friend and Josh Homme  collaborator Brian O’Connor at the Brixton 02 Academy. The TBL pre gig meet will be at the The Bee Hive Pub in Brixton (see link). Just a 100 metres from the tube station, you can’t miss it.
We look forward to meeting up with all those that can make it (DL)

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[16 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,694 views]
THEM CROOKED VULTURES ANNOUNCE LONDON BENEFIT SHOW

Them Crooked Vultures have announced a one off benefit London date. They will play the Brixton 02 Academy on Monday July 5th. This show has been organized to provide aid for TCV friend and Homme collaborator Brian O’Connor. The bass player for the Eagles Of Death Metal  has been diagnosed with cancer and is without medical insurance. The net Proceeds from the Brixton O2 Academy show will be contributed to a fund which has been established to assist with Brian’s medical aid. Tickets for the July 5th gig are available …

John Paul Jones, Tour Watch »

[11 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 5,833 views]
Them Crooked Vultures Download Festival, Donington Park

Set List
Elephants, Gunman, Scumbag Blues, Dead End Friends, No One Loves Me And Neither Do I, New Fang, Bandoliers, Spinning In Daffodils, Mind Eraser No Chaser, Warsaw Or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
When Josh Homme dryly announces that he loves AC/DC to the 100,000 strong crowd on the opening night of this year’s Download festival, it’s hard to tell whether or not he’s being sarcastic. For in the process of making history by headlining the hallowed rock turf for a fourth time, the Aussie rockers have …

John Paul Jones, Tour Watch »

[18 May 2010 | No Comment | 2,565 views]
Them Crooked Vultures – Aragon, Chicago, IL

Concert review: Them Crooked Vultures at Aragon
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Gunman
Scumbag Blues 
Dead End Friends 
Elephants 
Highway One
New Fang
Bandoliers 
Interlude with Ludes 
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Caligulove
You Can’t Possibly Begin to Imagine
Spinning in Daffodils
Reptiles 
Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up
 “We think you’re our hometown, Chicago,” said singer Josh Homme as Them Crooked Vultures wound down a two-hour show Tuesday at the sold-out Aragon.
Chicago has a special place in Vultures’ history. Last summer, the trio of Homme, drummer Dave Grohl and bassist John Paul Jones made its live debut …

John Paul Jones, Tour Watch »

[17 May 2010 | No Comment | 2,813 views]
Them Crooked Vultures – The Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN

Them Crooked Vultures
Egyptian Room at Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Gunman
Scumbag Blues 
Dead End Friends 
Elephants 
Highway One
New Fang
Bandoliers 
Interlude with Ludes 
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Caligulove
You Can’t Possibly Begin to Imagine
Spinning in Daffodils
Reptiles 
Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up
Them Crooked Vultures stunned a sold-out the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, with an AS GOOD AS IT GETS performance.  Comprised of three mega-musicians, this part-time super group are not stupid birds.  Legendary Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters …

John Paul Jones, Tour Watch »

[15 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,898 views]
Them Crooked Vultures – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Photo by Jeff Parsons
‘Them Crooked Vultures’ feast off ACC crowd
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Gunman
Scumbag Blues 
Dead End Friends 
Elephants 
Highway One
New Fang
Bandoliers 
Interlude with Ludes 
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Caligulove
You Can’t Possibly Begin to Imagine
Spinning in Daffodils
Reptiles 
Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up
The three big names which make up newly concocted “super group” Them Crooked Vultures were playing to their largest crowd ever Saturday night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
“This is the biggest show we’ve ever played and it means a lot to us,” singer and guitarist Josh Homme …

John Paul Jones, Tour Watch »

[13 May 2010 | No Comment | 2,515 views]
Them Crooked Vultures – Scotia Place, Ottawa, ON

Them Crooked Vultures Get The Jams Brewing
 No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Gunman
Scumbag Blues 
Dead End Friends 
Elephants 
Highway One
New Fang
Bandoliers 
Interlude with Ludes 
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Caligulove
You Can’t Possibly Begin to Imagine
Spinning in Daffodils
Reptiles 
Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up
OTTAWA — The term “supergroup” conjures up an image of overwrought egos bursting at the seams to displace their co-conspirator’s once fleeting glories in order to truly rekindle the magic from something that was lost to the Annals Of Rock. Them Crooked Vultures take the high road, allowing each genial …

John Paul Jones, Tour Watch »

[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 4,578 views]
Them Crooked Vultures, The Fillmore, Denver, CO

Them Crooked Vultures at the Fillmore
 
First the goodies: Check out a slideshow here.
So, having seen Lucero last week at the Bluebird, I amazingly got off my lame, seldom-go-to-shows-anymore ass again last night (twice inside a week … I know) for Them Crooked Vultures at the Fillmore Auditorium.
The superband, for those unfamiliar, is comprised of Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters and long ago drummer for Nirvana; Josh Homme, frontman for Queens of the Stone Age; and the legendary John Paul Jones, bassist, keyboardist and mandolin player from Led …