Rock super-group on the way…

Posted by: admin on July 2, 2009 @ 1:12 pm
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I’ve been hearing rumors galore about Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones collaboration — a rumor that I thought was more funny that realistic, even if Grohl mentioned it in a 2005 interview. But today I hear from Mog who heard from Antiquiet who heard from Queen’s of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme’s wife‘s second cousin’s babysitter’s close friend’s sister-in-law:

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters (we always feel we should state Nirvana too), Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin are currently jamming in a studio over in L.A. and apparently, they’re not leaving until a full-length has been made.

Not much else has been confirmed or revealed so far on the new project so keep checking back for more news as it happens.

All these dudes are solid at what they do even if you weren’t into the Zep, or the Foo, or the Queen’s. Say what you want, this is going to be incredible to hear. Can’t wait.

Whenever I talk about Zeppelin — which seems like a lot lately — I am always reminded of the age old rock question, one that many feel defines a rocker, one that I discussed briefly with Luis at the Showcase this weekend. So I pose that question now:

Led Zeppelin or The Who?
(Page or Townsend? // Plant or Daltrey? // Jones or Entwistle? // Bonzo or Moon?)

7 Comments

  1. […] 1 votes vote Rock super-group on the way… I’ve been hearing rumors galore about Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones collaboration — […]

    Pingback by Rock super-group on the way… — July 2, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

  2. Entwistle all the way!!

    There’s also a much sillier rock super group out right now that is “Chickenfeet” featuring Joe Satriani (Eddie Van Halen’s teacher), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Chad Smith(Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Sammy Hagar(Van Halen).

    Comment by Matt Smiley — July 2, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

  3. Haha! That’s about as silly as it gets. They need a keyboard player for sure. Or maybe a second guitarist. Buckethead maybe?

    Comment by Jim Tuerk — July 2, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

  4. That is tough, the only edge you can grant outright is Entwhistle over Jones as a Bassist, but then JPJ did so much more for Zep than just play bass, like step into the breach on In Through The Out Door when Page didn’t appear to be up to it. Plus he IS alive.

    Comment by david — July 2, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  5. Whoa! Comparing arena rock giants on the Greenleaf blog? Scary! Can I vote for the Ramones?

    Comment by Jeff DiPerna — July 3, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  6. Just heard about another Supergroup: James Iha, Hanson’s Taylor Hanson, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinge.

    Wow.

    Comment by Jim Tuerk — July 6, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  7. I agree with the above: Entwistle clearly over Jones – his stoicism while Townsend and Moon were destroying the stage and their instruments by his side was giving The Who such an interesting image. And his basslines are not just lines, they are wonderful melodies.
    Though on the other hand, I must say, the work John Paul Jones did with Diamanda Galás back in the 90s on “Sporting Life” is not to be missed either.

    Comment by Kai Weber — July 7, 2009 @ 12:24 am

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