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"New Fang" is the debut single by Los Angeles-based rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. It was the first track the band worked on.[1] "New Fang" was released as the first single from the band's self-titled debut album (2009).[2] The single was released to radio on October 26, 2009.[3][4] It entered the top ten of the Alternative Songs chart, peaking at #10, and the top twenty on both the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (#13) and Rock Songs (#14) charts. The song, as performed by the band during a New York concert on October 15, 2009, was described by New York Times writer Nate Chinen as one of the band's "more buoyant tunes, hint[ing] at Southern boogie rock."[5] The song also won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011.

"New Fang"
Them Crooked Vultures New Fang single cover.jpg
Single by Them Crooked Vultures
from the album Them Crooked Vultures
ReleasedOctober 26, 2009
RecordedJanuary–August 2009 in Pink Duck Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreBlues rock, hard rock, stoner rock, alternative rock
LabelSony BMG, DGC/Interscope, Columbia
Songwriter(s)Josh Homme, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl
Producer(s)Them Crooked Vultures
Them Crooked Vultures singles chronology
"New Fang"
"Mind Eraser, No Chaser"

Appearances in other mediaEdit

The song was made available as downloadable content for Rock Band for the Xbox 360 on November 17, 2009, for Nintendo Wii on November 24, 2009, and for PlayStation 3 on December 3, 2009.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2009) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 70
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 39
Canada Rock (Billboard)[8] 1
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[9] 81
UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company)[10] 156
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 14
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 10


  1. ^ New Fang Songfacts
  2. ^ "Quick Hits: Album Sales, Weezer, Them Crooked Vultures, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, R. Kelly, Atreyu, Faith No More, Justin Timberlake, Matisyahu, Julian Casablancas". FMQB. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  3. ^ "Format Rooms: Active & Mainstream Rock". FMQB. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  4. ^ "Format Rooms: Modern Rock". FMQB. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  5. ^ Chinen, Nate (2009-10-16). "Quite the Lineup: A Band Without an Album but With a History (or Three)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  6. ^ Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 9 November 2009 Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Them Crooked Vultures Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Them Crooked Vultures Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Them Crooked Vultures Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart for the week ending 28 November 2009". ChartsPlus (431): 1–4.
  11. ^ "Them Crooked Vultures Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Them Crooked Vultures Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2017.

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