Them Crooked Vultures, "New Fang"

84 Billboard Rating

Ever since Them Crooked Vultures cranked up their own hype machine with a 14-second YouTube clip and a brief club tour for which no one could seem to score tickets, people have been clamoring to hear the band's recorded material. "New Fang"-the first single from this collaboration among Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones-finally proves that all the buzz is justified. Though the song leans a little heavily toward Queens of the Stone Age's sound due to Homme's distinctive voice, it chugs along on a monolithic blues riff that's more aligned with Blue Cheer than Led Zeppelin. Enhanced by the seamless chemistry of its principles-who currently make up the most anticipated power rock trio since Cream-this track rocks hard.-Ron Hart

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print