A supergroup for recent times, with Josh Homme (ex Queens of the Stone Age) on vocals and guitar, John Paul Jones (remember him, the pretty one from Led Zeppelin) on bass, and Dave Grohl (back on drums, where he belongs, from Nirvana).
They released a great 2LP album some years ago now, did a bit of touring, then disappeared.
I thought that it would be fun to buy a new copy of the album to give the new Dynavector a bit of a work out, but it has been dropped from the catalogue.
What a bl**dy shame. It deserved to be around for much, much longer.
Of course, we can hope for a reissue, and I surely do, but I wonder why it was deleted at all. If records as good as that are disappearing, that’s a rather depressing prospect for the music industry that we have these days.
(I’d have my fingers crossed, but I find it difficult to type like that!)
They played at the Casino in my city, Windsor Ontario I think it was 2010. Being a huge Zep fan I planned on going to see them. I had seen Plant twice, Page once, so JPJ was the last surviving member I had not seen.
A guy I worked with was going to look into getting tickets, I was all in on going.
Unfortunately I ended up leaving that job for a much better one, so I never ended up going.
They were getting some radio play from Detroit, so I really liked what I heard.
I have never seen or heard the full album anywhere though.
The album is on Tidal and Spotify if you care to stream it. Presumably other platforms too.
I like it and listen every so often. I’m a big Josh Homme fan. And Led Zep. I reckon JPJ as massively underrated as a bassist. Foo Fighters not so much (I like the album Concrete and Gold and a few other tracks ) but Dave Grohl is brilliant as a man and a musician.
I have no idea about Queens Of The Stone Age, and had never heard of them before I bought my Them Crooked Vultures record (Which may be my problem, but it’s not one that I feel any need to rush out to do anything about.)