Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he was invited to join Them Crooked Vultures.
The age of the supergroup has returned. In the late 60s it seemed that every top musician was closing ranks, with the likes of Cream, Traffic, Big Brother Holding Company and more taking the music world by storm.
Last year the trend suddenly re-emerged as the likes of The Dead Weather, Monsters Of Folk and Them Crooked Vultures released celebrated albums.
Formed by Josh Homme and Dave Grohl, the American pair turned to Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones to complete the trio. Releasing their debut album it seems as if the band could be an ongoing project.
However in a new interview former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he could have potentially joined the band. Speaking to the Daily Mail the iconic musician revealed that he had dinner with Dave Grohl after last year’s Grammy awards when the project was mentioned.
“We went out for a bite to eat afterwards and Dave told me he was starting this band with Josh (Homme),” he told the British newspaper. “I asked him who was playing bass and he rather sheepishly told me he’d approached John. So you read it here first; Paul McCartney was nearly the bass player in Them Crooked Vultures.”
Sir Paul McCartney was also asked about his appearance on last year’s final of The X Factor, which caused fevered discussion between fans. “When the offer came through it polarised a lot of people. Lots of my friends told me not to do it and it’s not exactly Jools Holland” he claimed.
“It’s a pop show. But what turned me around – apart from the huge audience – was the fact that it’s a family show, and so many kids I know are obsessed by it.”