Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures (Sony) Jimmy Page is most likely turning dark green with envy. While he seems to be saving his monster guitar riffs for one last Led Zeppelin tour with a waffling Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones has quietly gone and become part of a supergroup of his own. As rock fans already know, Them Crooked Vultures consists of Jones on bass, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters fame on drums and Queens of the Stone Age lead singer Josh Homme. Their debut isn't quite Led Zeppelin II, but blows by like a souped-up hot rod with no particular destination. New Fang has given Grohl the opportunity to unveil his John Bonham drum rolls and Reptiles vaguely recalls a slowed down rendition of Zep's Southbound Suarez. Mostly though, they come across like a thicker QOTSA, with largely nonsensical lyrics and the epic sound of three pros lumbering along in mutual admiration. They're picking off the carcasses of their respective acts and creating something glorious, loud and new.