Miss Them Crooked Vultures on Austin City Limits this weekend like I did? Watch the episode in its entirety HERE.
I've been meaning to add this to my list of reasons why I hate Dave Grohl, but then it happened again. Dave Grohl costs me money because whenever a Foo Fighters album comes out, I have to buy it. Every time the Foo Fighters come through our area, I have to buy concert tickets. I am a poorer American because of Dave Grohl. So here's the latest event where Dave Grohl may just as well have literally stuck his hand into my pocket, pulled out my wallet, grabbed a wad of cash, flashed me a big old smile and said, "Thanks amigo, I'll take that!"
Alright, just in case you missed it and wanted to see, here is the video from Saturday night's performance of Them Crooked Vultures on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Watch Dave Grohl get all beefy and intense. I have to say, I find Josh Homme as lead singer a rather lackluster performer. I think he's a really good guitar player and gifted songwriter musically, but he doesn't do much to hold my interest visually. I like watching John Paul Jones hold down the groove though. That guy rocks.
Three videos follow below, two songs (New Fang and Mind Eraser) and then a very funny skit where Dave Grohl joins Ashton Kutcher as part of an aging hard core band, performing at a wedding.
And finally, in keeping with the spirit of this website, I ran across an entry on Rollingstone.com in which the editors ran a reader's poll of the greatest rock drummers of all time. I know you don't even have to guess who made their top five. That's right, Dave Grohl was number 4 behind John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Neal Peart (Rush) and Keith Moon (The Who). He beat out Stewart Copland (The Police), Ringo Starr (The Beatles). Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Alex Van Halen (Van Halen) among others. To see the full list go here.
Congratulations Dave Grohl. I hate you.
Here’s a phone interview with Dave Grohl on the eve of Them Crooked Vulture's Australian tour. He explains the origins of the new super group, which had its beginnings at Dave’s 40th birthday party at Medieval Times (I’m sure there’s some sort of joke in there). He also talks about how he ended up playing on Slash’s new album that’s coming out.