If you’re looking for some new material from Them Crooked Vultures, you’re not going to have to wait very long, at least according to bassist John Paul Jones.
In an interview with Stuff.co.nz, the Zeppelin-low-end-turned-Vulture has explained that the band plan to record their second album later this year.
“We’ll do a second album this year,” he told Stuff. “By the end of summer, something like that.”
He added, “We’re all hard workers. In a way we need to do this for ourselves. Once we committed to it we worked as hard as a young band would, put the hours in. It’s got to be good – we’ve got reputations to uphold more than anything else.”
That’s fantastic news to us, but what about all those Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age fans clamoring for some action? Jones promised they’d get back to their respective home bands eventually.
“I haven’t really stolen them – it’s Dave’s baby, it’s his fault,” he said. “They’ll get them back – one day.”
It isn’t hard to guess that the band’s success helped soften the blow of Led Zeppelin’s reunion/tour plans falling through for Jones.
“(Zeppelin fans) have been disappointed a long time – they’re getting used to it… I think they’re enjoying (the Vultures). It doesn’t sound like Led Zeppelin but it’s got a similar sort of vibe. It’s a groovy, exciting rock band.” Damn right it is.
Them Crooked Vultures are set to play at this year’s Coachella Festival.
Photo: SteelCityCanada (and yes, that’s QOTSA and not TCV in the pic – but you get the idea. It was too awesome not to post, so suck it.)