10 Perfect Hard Rock Power Trios

9. Them Crooked Vultures

Whenever you put a supergroup together, there's pretty much a 50/50 chance that the whole thing is going to end up panning out. Even when you have some of your favorite musicians together on one track, you have to have some actual chemistry to make everything go off without a hitch. So to have some of the greatest musicians ever in the same group feels like witnessing the impossible.

Granted, we already knew that Dave Grohl had worked well playing drums against Josh Homme, having delivered that same magic on Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf. Instead of the usual desert rock sound, we have John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, who turns out to be the missing link between these two. Outside of the gritty riffs that he can lay down, Jones' attention to production and arrangements are on parade here, even featuring some of the greatest piano work of his career.

Then again, when these guys are just left to their own devices jamming on a bunch of riffs, songs like Dead End Friends and New Fang hold up as some decent slices of garage rock goodness. Even though every band and their mother was starting a back to basics project in the '00s, this has all of that ramshackle magic while also looking toward the future.


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