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Paul McCartney Is Turned Down to Be Them Crooked Vultures' Bassist

January 19, 2010 (7:01 am) GMT
Paul McCartney reveals that he once asked to join Dave Grohl's supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, but rejected in favor of John Paul Jones who has been approached to play the bass.

wanted a place in 's supergroup , but was turned down in favor of legend John Paul Jones. star teamed up with the frontman onstage for a performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards, and when the pair went out for dinner afterwards Grohl revealed his plans for a new band with singer Josh Homme.

The veteran musician offered his services, but was disappointed when Grohl turned him down - because the rocker had already asked Jones to play bass. McCartney says, "We went out for a bite to eat afterwards and Dave told me he was starting this band with Josh."

"I asked him who was playing bass and he rather sheepishly told me he'd approached John," he continues. "So you read it here first - Paul McCartney was nearly the bass player in Them Crooked Vultures."

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