Where have all the band names gone?

Them Crooked VulturesFor John Paul Jones, and  his band, Them Crooked Vultures, that was the question on their minds as they brainstormed band names.   According to John Paul Jones’ quote in The Wall Street Journal, “Every other name is taken,” Mr. Jones explains. “Think of a great band name and Google it, and you’ll find a French-Canadian jam band with a MySpace page.”

In The  Wall Street Journal article, “From ABBA to ZZ Top, All The Good Band Names Are Taken,” Jones explains that Them Crooked Vultures wasn’t exactly their first choice.  The article states; “Between takes in a recording studio, Mr. Jones brainstormed about names with his new band mates, including former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, then checked them online. Their first choice, Caligula, turned up at least seven acts named after the decadent Roman emperor, including a defunct techno outfit from Australia. Eventually the rockers decided on Them Crooked Vultures. The words held no special meaning.”

Them Crooked Vultures are hitting the road. Here are their upcoming tour dates*:


June 6th – Rock am Ring – Nurburgring, Germany
June 4th – Rock Im Park – Nurnberg, Germany
June 11th – Download – Donnington, UK
June 30th – Hove – Arendal, Norway
July 1st – Peace and Love – Borlange, Sweden
July 2nd – Roskilde – Roskilde, Denmark

For tickets go to Livenation.nl.


April 17th – Las Vegas, NV, The Joint
April 19th – Denver, CO, The Fillmore Auditorium

For tickets go to Livenation.com.

For more info on Them Crooked Vultures, check out their web site at www.themcrookedvultures.com.  Their album is available on Amazon.com and on iTunes.

Them Crooked Vultures* Tours Dates as of 02/25/10 as posted on Them Crooked Vutures’ web site.



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