Eagles Of Death Metal
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Birthplace : Palm Desert, California
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-03-22
Eagles of Death Metal is a rock band formed in 1998 by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. Despite their band name, Eagles of Death Metal is not a death metal band. Hughes stated that a friend was introducing Josh Homme to the death metal genre. When he played a song by the Polish band Vader and made a claim that the song was within the death metal genre, Homme then referred to Vader as "The Eagles of Death Metal". After hearing this phrase, he wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like.
In a 2003 interview Homme described the sound of the band as a combination of "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals." Jesse Hughes is known by fans for his enthusiastic interaction with audiences at live performances.
Eagles Of Death Metal is the embodiment of all fuzzed out, overdriven guitar rock to shake your booty to. Don’t look for deeper meanings or avant-garde synthesizer tricks, because these Eagles are strictly business. On their first album, Jesse “The Devil” Hughes tackles the subjects of dancing, dancing, speed, boogeying (see: Dancing), sex, and killing his ex-wife, all with smooth falsetto vocals, infectious guitar by Tim Vanhamel from Millionaire, and Josh Homme’s solid percussion skills. The grand idea of the Eagles of Death Metal is to make music that people will enjoy, that doesn’t have to be taken too seriously. This is not joke rock, but something to blare at a party with all of your friends, girls and guys alike, with lyrics that don’t beg interpretation or teach lessons.
Eagles of Death Metal is what would happen if early Rolling Stones, Little Richard, and Queens of the Stone Age made sweet musical love. Like Queens of the Stone Age, groove and a solid melody is their central force and they’ll stomp a rhythm into your head that isn’t bothersome when it inevitably nests there. Despite the current state of rock, the EODM are fueled by pure driving blues guitar rather than effects-laden fretboard acrobatics, and cowbell instead of double-bass thunder. Where other bands want you to cry with them, agree with their politics, or get you pissed off, Eagles of Death Metal invites you to have a good time.
Eagles of Death Metal returned on April 11, 2006 with their second effort Death by Sexy. During the first half of 2006 they toured in support of The Strokes and headlined their own U.S. tour with openers The Giraffes followed by dates opening for Peaches and performed with Joan Jett. In the fall of 2006 the band had an opening support slot with Guns N' Roses, but this lasted for only one show.
Their third album titled Heart On was released on October 28, 2008 (November 4, 2008 in Canada) and was accompanied by a North American tour. On February 4, 2009, Eagles of Death Metal performed on a live webcast for Fuel.tv as part of their Heart On tour.
In 2010, touring bassist Brian O'Connor was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy. Josh Homme, along with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, announced a concert at the Brixton Academy in London to raise money for O'Connor's treatment. Abby Travis is currently filling in on the bass while O'Connor recovers.
The track "High Voltage" from Heart On was featured in a online campaign for Head & Shoulders in 2010.In September 2011, Jesse Hughes (guitar/vocals) released his debut solo album Honkey Kong under the sobriquet Boots Electric.
Jesse Hughes AKA: The Devil / Shanky McBuzcock / Boots Electric - vocals, guitar, percussion (1998–present)
Josh Homme AKA: Carlo Von Sexron / DP Pete / Baby Duck - drums, percussion, guitar, bass, keys, backing vocals (1998–present)
Current live members:
Jesse Hughes AKA: The Devil / Boots Electric (guitar, vocals)
Dave Catching AKA: Darlin' Dave, Davey Jo (guitar)
Abby Travis (bass guitar)
Joey Castillo AKA: The Sexy-Mexy (drums)
View the full website biography of Eagles Of Death Metal.