After being introduced by Perry Farrell, Homme begins to strum the opening lines to the final track off Them Crooked Vultures’ self-titled 2009 debut. “I wish I was a beautiful balloon,” he sings. “I could rise up/Above of it all/And fade out of view.”
Lolla2020 will continue throughout the weekend, streaming on Lolla’s website and their YouTube account at 6 pm E.T. Archival sets from Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Outkast and more will appear.
Homme and Sharon Van Etten recently performed a cover of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” from their respective homes in quarantine. He released a new two-part Desert Sessions compilation, Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels, last fall.
Homme gave an update on the status of Them Crooked Vultures to Rolling Stone last year: “The ironic thing is that we all want to do another Vultures record and I think everyone has certain roles they play in the Vultures, and in all honesty, I feel like part of Dave’s [Grohl’s] role — since he got it together the first time by saying, ‘Hey, do you wanna try this?’ — I feel like that’s part of in his job description in Vultures,” he said. “I have my various things that I’m supposed to do I think, but that isn’t one of them. But I’m always ready to be in Them Crooked Vultures again. I don’t chase, you know?”