Dave Grohl On Working With John Paul Jones: 'It Was One Of The Highlights Of My Life'

Foo Fighters' frontman worked with the Led Zeppelin bassist on Them Crooked Vultures.

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Dave Grohl has said that working with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was one of his life highlights.

The Foo Fighters' frontman played drums in a tribute band with Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins, who swapped to singer to play Led Zep classics such as "Black Dog" and "Rock And Roll" at Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where Led Zeppelin picked up an honour from US president Barack Obama for their contribution to America culture and the arts.

As well as featuring on the Foo Fighters' 2005 album "In Your Honor", Jones also played with Grohl in supergroup Them Crooked Vultures with Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme. Speaking about this, Grohl told:

"It was one of the highlights of my life when John Paul Jones said, 'Now I've been in two great bands'. That was a huge deal for me!"

As NME reports, Dave Grohl is currently working on his documentary about legendary recording studio Sound City, which will get its work premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January next year (2013).

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    Let's hope for another Them Crooked Vultures album...and some more FRESH POTS...
    In the same interview Dave said: We've talked about it, I know that someday we'll get back together and do stuff, because we love playing with each other. Jones is up for it too: http://www.fooarchive.com/news/?p=606 Just a matter of when. Josh has messed up with the constant delaying of QoTSA(I love QoTSA-dont get me wrong). Good thing that Dave isnt going to drum for QoTSA. He`ll be hungry that way.
    I had to look that up (where you sad Dave wont drum for QOTSA), and to clarify what you meant by that, Dave recently said he will not TOUR with them after the album is done. I have mixed feelings about that, but I agree I think its for the best. Having him on the album is more than we could have asked for, and it leaves the door much more open for more TCV!
    Hopefully John Paul Jones will have a bigger influence on the next TCV album. Now that Dave is on the next QOTSA LP, him playing with Josh will no longer be a novel thing. Should make TCV more of a JPJ featured band!
    Cant wait for proper versions of Hwy 1 and Cant Possibly Begin To Imagine. Im a TCV fanatic. Album was ok but those live gigs were out of this world. Look for Spinning in Daffodils from Roskilde & from '09 Cologne @ Rockpalast. And Warsaw from the same gig. There are 2 specific HD top quality uploads,look for those. The whole Cologne gig is top-class musicianship,
    J.R. Legrasse
    I'm glad Jonesy has gotten his just propers as of late. Zep's "Secret Weapon" is no longer such a secret.
    Jones is my favourite member of Led Zeppelin. He seems so very humble, and he still makes music which is a plus! I saw Seasick Steve once and Jones was there playing the Mandolin, it was great. The man is immensely talented.