I have to admit, I don’t really like Queens of the Stone Age. I stopped liking Foo Fighters a long time ago, and (I’m sorry) I only vaguely like Led Zeppelin.
But I love Them Crooked Vultures. A smart viral campaign (google earth clues to secret gigs, short track snippets etc) and a few youtube bootlegs have not only given them a cool image from the outset, but showcased some fantastic music – which, to say the least, isn’t always a common occurence for a superstar-cast side project. The music, and it’s delivery is so fresh that you forget that the musicians have over 60 years’ experience in the music industry combined. That they’re approaching the project this way is really inspiring.