“We went out for a bite to eat afterwards and Dave [Grohl] told me he was starting this band with Josh [Homme]. I asked him who was playing bass and he rather sheepishly told me he’d approached John [Paul Jones]. So you read it here first; Paul McCartney was nearly the bass player in Them Crooked Vultures. Actually, I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened but it’s an interesting project.”
Paul McCartney (via The Daily Mail) on how he, and not Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, could have ended up a member of Them Crooked Vultures. Of course, while we love Macca, we’re kind of glad he didn’t.