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Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones to close out Lollapalooza at Metro Sunday night

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DEVELOPING: Word has yet to officially come down from the Lollapalooza camp, but the buzz is that the Them Crooked Vultures, a new supergroup featuring Queens of the Stone Age band leader Josh Homme, Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and the mighty John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin's legendary bass player, will provide the much-needed icing on the cake largely missing from this year's festival lineup by closing things out with a special intimate after-show Sunday night at Metro.


More details as they emerge. Tickets apparently go on sale Thursday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. here, with the show starting at midnight (or 11:59 p.m.) Sunday.

All of this first tipped by the Rock & Roll Ghost blog, by the way, and cudos to them. UPDATE: Credit where it's due: Chicagoist apparently had it even earlier.

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Always so nice to see you never miss an opportunity to take a shot at Lolla, Jim. Get over yourself and embrace the fun that is this festival! Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, Silversun Pickups, The Killers and Jane's is a healthy dose of icing to end the fest Sunday night. This show would be more like the cherry on top (and will only permit about 1,000 people to share in the fun).

With all the bands/industry folk in Chicago for Lolla there is no way in hell that the lay person will get tickets to this show.

Lolla is missing the icing on the cake?

How much icing does your fat ass need Jim?

Tool is an amazing band. I think they are pretty damn good "icing on the cake". Don't get me wrong, I love Dave Grohl, but he's no where near the drummer that Danny Carey is.

Any idea what the ticket price will be? I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

You know, I disagree with Jim a lot (and agree with him a lot), but the fat jokes are so lame. I guarantee at least 75 percent of the people making them aren't exactly lookers.

"Among the headliners in Grant Park in years past: Weezer and the Pixies (2005), Kanye West, Manu Chao and Wilco (2006), Daft Punk and Pearl Jam (2007) and Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails (2008) -- all a lot sweeter, as icing on the cake goes, wise guy."

i'm willing to bet a lot of people find Depeche Mode, Tool, Jane's Addiction, The Killers or Kings of Leon as comparable headliners to previous years. Tool alone is a killer headliner for many.

don't see how this guy was a wise guy. (although the fat joke is uncalled for) i think this lineup is most certainly reasonable. a music journalist for the suntimes should especially give perry and C3 some credit here.

and if the headliners you're seeing goes "Kings of Leon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Killers". i personally, shake my head at you.

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