has revealed he asked about joining Them Crooked Vultures
on bass, only to be told by Dave Grohl
that John Paul Jones
had already beaten him to it.
said he was first told about Them Crooked Vultures
by Dave Grohl
when the two went out to dinner together after playing together at last February's Grammys ceremony.
"We went out for a bite to eat afterwards and Dave told me he was starting this band with Josh [Homme],
" he told the Daily Mail. "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.
also admitted that he was in two minds about whether to appear on The X Factor
"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 [Later With] Jools Holland. 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.
He went on to say that if the talent show was good enough for Beyonce
, "it should be good enough for me
Thanks for the report to Nme.com