Them Crooked Vultures
21st Century Appearances: 2009 NME Stage (Secret Set)
The Defining Moment: The triumphant arrival. After hearing ridiculous rumours banded around all weekend (some poor sap on the BBC coverage thought he was waiting for McFly), the relief/joy of seeing Grohl, Homme and JPL.
A supergroup consisting of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones was only ever going to result in wonderful things. Rumours swirled around the Leeds site that they would be performing on the NME Stage on the Friday and a packed to the rafters tent got what it wanted as TCV took the stage to a vociferous reception. The band assisted by touring member Alain Johannes lived up to their billing as legends with a faultless and fantastic set, Reading goers didnt miss out as they got the same treatment the following day. Craig Brooks