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Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones Form Them Crooked Vultures, Schedule Chicago Show

August 5, 2009 12:39 PM ET

Them Crooked Vultures — the long-rumored supergroup involving Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones — seems poised to finally make their grand entrance with a post-Lollapalooza show scheduled for August 9th at Chicago's Metro. According to ETix, tickets for the concert go on sale Thursday, August 6th at 10 a.m. The band's logo features the Foo's "FF" insignia, John Paul Jones' symbol from Led Zeppelin IV and the Queens' infamous "Spermy Q."

Antiquiet unearthed the possibility of the supergroup trio touring this year, citing quotes from Jones to a French journalist. Then Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes accidentally let slip the band's moniker during an interview with a Winnipeg radio station. According to a 2005 interview with Mojo, Grohl said, "The next project that I’m trying to initiate involves me on drums, Josh Homme on guitar, and John Paul Jones playing bass. That's the next album. That wouldn’t suck." It took four years, but it looks like the supergroup has finally arrived, as evidenced by an official Website that has popped up over the past few days.

Entering your e-mail at the Them Crooked Vultures official Website only opens a passage way to access the band's Twitter, MySpace and Facebook pages, and right now all three only link back to the official site, so there's not much information to be had. However, the MySpace page confirms the involvement of Homme, Grohl and Jones under the "Band Members" listing. All three pages were created on August 1st. No other details — including song samples or who will handle the lead vocals — are known, but we'll find out all at midnight on August 9th at Chicago's Metro.

Just last week Rock Daily asked our readers to tell us their favorite supergroups, with Cream topping the list. With Them Crooked Vultures set to make their debut, the topography of the Readers' Rock List might be shaken up substantially.

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