Oh wow. I've never seen the Australian issue for Rolling Stone. It's nice to see that they're holding the band up with such high regard. Meanwhile, back in the states, on the cover of this month's issue of RS is the wolf from that Twilight movie. Oh RS, how far have we come from the 60's and 70's?
I give credit to Australia's editor. At least we know somebody still thinks Rolling Stone should be a magazine devoted to music first, politics at a close second and then pop culture. I don't mean to bash and preach but when you have some of the best rock musicians of a generation collaborating to form a supergroup, it only makes sense to me to give them a cover shot instead of a face that won't matter in five years. Fads come and go, and Them Crooked Vultures should be recognized because it brought life back to the rock 'n roll game, albeit for a short period of time. Even if the buzz about the group's secrecy and where they were going to play next lasted only for a few months, it was an exciting time that should be honored by the people at RS. Not only that, the members of the band already have their names inscribed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (literally the case for John Paul Jones). Do you think an Oscar is in the future for this guy on the cover looking dramatically to the left? I don't know, probably not. But then again, he does look good playing football in the ocean.