Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Oct 30th 2009 6:34AM by Spinner
Fans of his revered work as a sticksman rejoiced though when in 2005 whispers started to circulate of top secret sessions involving Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bass legend John Paul Jones.
Grohl told BBC 6 Music how "easy" it was to resume his previous role with the new set up, and how it felt when they got together for their first session. "I'd hung out with John but hadn't really jammed with him, but I sort of figured that because of the type of player that he is that it would work with Josh and I."
He added, "Within the first couple of minutes of playing, I knew it. I just knew this is going to be good. We had already found one of those moments where we were like, 'This is perfect.'"
Grohl went on to describe his motivation behind joining the supergroup and his desire to blow his new workmates away. "I didn't really care how it sounded to anyone else. I just thought, 'Man if I can make Josh [Homme] and John Paul Jones roll their eyes and go 'Wow, what was that?' That's all I tried to do."
After these early sessions the group was keen to keep the project away from the public eye and against all odds managed to do so until they unveiled Them Crooked Vultures at a Chicago gig in August 2009. "We had this amazing secret that we kept from everyone for so long,' Grohl said of the show, 'then we started playing the music and to see their faces as we played these songs. It's that moment of discovery and now they are getting the album."
Fans can now look forward to Them Crooked Vultures' debut album on Nov. 17 and a winter tour in support of it.