For almost four years I’ve been looking forward anxiously to the Them Crooked Vultures record. The supergroup features Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal), Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones (yes, that John Paul Jones). It’s only the second time since the first Foo Fighters record that Grohl’s back behind a drum kit (the first being back in 2001 for the amazing Songs For The Deaf by Homme’s QOTSA). Finally here, the band is streaming their self titled debut in it’s entirety prior to its release next Tuesday. Click below and enjoy.
Archive for November, 2009
34 year old drumming genius Jerry Fuchs fell to his death in Brooklyn Saturday night. Jerry was a beloved fixture of both the New York City and Athens, GA music scenes, drumming for LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Turing Machine, MSTRKRFT, The Juan MacLean and Maserati.
Fuchs was on his way to a benefit for The Uniform Project, an organization that helps children in India’s slums. He was apparently stuck in a broken freight elevator and attempted to leap to a fourth floor hallway when a piece of his clothing caught and swung him back into the empty shaft.
LCD frontman James Murphy spoke at a gathering of Fuch’s friends Sunday night, calling him “one of the only people we all knew who was literally great at what he did.” Longtime friend Jon Fine noted, “He could play metal, prog rock with multiple time signatures, aggressive indie disco … His passing puts an enormous hold on the Brooklyn music scene. The world of independent music has sustained a really significant loss.”