As a way to mark the band’s 20th anniversary Dave considered re-recording the debut album:
At one point I thought ‘You know what would be funny? To re-record the first Foo Fighters record as the band we are now’ – cos the first record isnt the Foo Fighters it’s just me. So what if, for the 20th anniversary, we went in and re-recorded – same songs, same arrangements, in sequence – but as Foo Fighters 2014? Taylor was like, ‘Are you out of your fucking mind?! That’s the worst idea ever! People would fucking hate it!’ And Pat said, ‘That’s exactly why we should do it!’
Dont expect the band to perform the first album live though:
“I think that’s a shitty idea! I dont get why people do that. We’ve already written that one off.”
More Them Crooked Vultures is always a possibility (not so much Probot):
“I would love to make another Vultures record. I think our biggest hurdle is just a logistic one, that the three of us are all pretty busy. Yeah, I mean, I’m trying to think of things that I would revisit. I get asked to do another Probot record all the time, but I can’t do it. Those were my favourite singers.”
Headlining Glastonbury 2015?
“I mean, it’s an iconic festival,” smiles Grohl. “Yeah, I just tell everyone if they need a band, we’re pretty good. they should give us a call. See what happens.”
You can preview/order/download the issue from later today here: http://www.nme.com/magazine
Classic Rock caught up with Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones to talk about the release of Celebration Day and at the close of the interview they asked JPJ about the possibility of Them Crooked Vultures getting together for another album.
John Paul Jones is in the hot seat for this month’s ‘An Audience With…’ in Uncut magazine (A feature Dave himself took part in 3 years ago) and one of the questions this time around comes from Dave:
One Butthole Surfers anecdote, please?
Ha! I was brought in to produce the Butthol Surfers’ 1993 album, Independent Worm Saloon. I uess it was to give it a heavy rock vibe, but it didn’t work like that. They were actually incredibly hard-working in the studio, but I recall running up a phenomenal bar-bill at the Sun Rafael studio. And then there was Gibby and his… eccentric studio behaviour. Gibby did one vocal take shouting into his guitar. He held it out in front of his face and screamed at it. Ha! He was trying to find out if it picked up through the pick-ups, which it kind of did. And that was pretty good.
And amongst the other questions put to John Paul Jones was one from me:
If Them Crooked Vultures had Spice Girls-like nicknames what would they be?
Paul Jones, Liverpool
Dave would be Smiley Vulture. He can’t stop grinning. Josh would be Slinky Vulture. He’s a slinky kinda guy. And I’d be Speedy, I guess. Or Jumpy. So there you go. Smiley, Slinky and Speedy. Or does that sound more like the dwarfs?
March’s Rhythm magazine has a 10 page interview with Dave covering Them Crooked Vultures, getting back behind the kit and the future of the Foo Fighters. Plus, Dave’s drum tech provides an extensive look at Dave’s kit.
The Music Week
Sunday 31 January
1.00-2.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC
The Music Week speaks to superband-of-the-moment Them Crooked Vultures.
Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, and Queen Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme grant Matt Everitt and Julie Cullen an audience backstage at their recent Hammersmith Apollo gig. They talk through their shared musical past and look to the future and the possibility of a second album.
Dave was on the cover of Q’s last issue and this month he’s back with an exclusive Them Crooked Vultures interview/photoshoot.
Q 283 is on shelves December 31st with Cheryl Cole as it’s cover star.
BBC1 – Friday 4 December, 10.35pm
This week Jonathan Ross welcomes: Reese Witherspoon; Gordon Ramsay; screen siren Sophia Loren; BBC Three Good News star Russell Howard; and there’s music from Dave Grohl’s supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.
Them Crooked Vultures
November 16th sees the release of Them Crooked Vultures self-titled debut and FooArchive has 5 copies to give away.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Before then check out the full album streaming on the band’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/themcrookedvultures
This Wednesday (November 11th) will see Dave grace the cover of both NME and Kerrang!
NME is running an exclusive interview with Them Crooked Vultures to promote their debut released the following week.
Kerrang! meanwhile is promoting Foo Fighters Greatest Hits by asking Dave to take a look back over his career, as well as finding out his future plans.
For one week only Them Crooked Vultures are offering a free download of ‘Mind Eraser, No Chaser’ via iTunes. Click HERE to download it now.
The album is also available for pre-order on the band’s website HERE.