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Them Crooked Vultures: The rock supergroup streams their entire album online

Rock geek dream supergroup Them Crooked Vultures just leaked their entire album online today. For the uninitiated, The band’s membership is made up of Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme singing and shredding on guitar, Foo Fighter/Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl on sticks, and John Paul Jones of LED FREAKING ZEPPELIN on bass and keyboards. Amazing x 3 + holy crap = I’m gonna by this album.

But why did they release their entire 13-track album a week early? According to an email they sent out to fans, “F— PATIENCE, LET’S DANCE. STREAM THE FULL ALBUM NOW.”

Succinctly put, sirs, and hardly misleading—Them Crooked Vultures’ self-titled debut is the booty-shaking kind of hard rock that Homme has experimented with before, but never have the results been so much fun. The dance-tastic “Scumbag Blues” even has a keyboard funk vamp!

Songs like “New Fang” and “Dead End Friends” boast Zep’s God-of-Thunder-style drumming (courtesy of their disciple Grohl) and QOTSA’s inventive guitar playing… they even throw in a few drops of Vanilla Fudge’s psych-metal for flavor. For evidence, listen to “Elephant” below:

So what do you think—now that you can hear it in full, are you more likely to buy when it’s released on November 17th in the U.S.? And how do the Vultures measure up to other hard rock supergroups, like, say, Audioslave, Velvet Revolver or The Dead Weather?

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Them Crooked Vultures: Hear the supergroup's first single now

The Dave Grohl-Josh Homme-John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures has just unleashed the band’s debut single “New Fang,” which you can hear below. And “unleashed” seems the right word for this crunchily rocking number which, Homme’s vocals aside, sounds like something Jones’ former band Led Zeppelin could have recorded for Physical Graffiti, and then misplaced down the back of the studio couch.

Do you agree? And are you excited about the Vultures’ debut album, which arrives November 17?

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