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Eagles Of Death Metal

It seems that with each change of season, a member of Queens of the Stone Age is issuing a new album by one of their many side projects,as early 2004 saw the release of the debut full-length by the Eagles of Death Metal, Peace, Love & Death Metal. The group's chiefcontributors include QOTSA main man Josh Homme (who goes by the alias of Carlo Von Sexron, and handles drums, rather than his usualguitar/vocal duties), and Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar). Both hail from Palm Desert, California, and have been friends since Hughes' familymoved to the aforementioned arid location in 1979. The pair bonde ...read more

It seems that with each change of season, a member of Queens of the Stone Age is issuing a new album by one of their many side projects,as early 2004 saw the release of the debut full-length by the Eagles of Death Metal, Peace, Love & Death Metal. The group's chiefcontributors include QOTSA main man Josh Homme (who goes by the alias of Carlo Von Sexron, and handles drums, rather than his usualguitar/vocal duties), and Jesse Hughes (vocals, guitar). Both hail from Palm Desert, California, and have been friends since Hughes' familymoved to the aforementioned arid location in 1979. The pair bonded as teenagers while playing together on the same local soccer team, butwent in separate career paths after graduation -- Homme went on to form the underappreciated Kyuss, before launching Queens of the StoneAge, while Hughes attended the University of South Carolina, and became a journalist. Homme later re-entered the picture, and convincedhis old friend (who was down in the dumps at the time over a divorce) to start jamming on music. The Eagles of Death Metal were formedsoon after, as the group debuted with a few tracks on Volumes 3-4 of Homme's ongoing Desert Sessions series in 1998. Despite theirmisleading name, the group's sound was more akin to classic garage rock, with some elements of the Rolling Stones added in for goodmeasure. But the new group was put on the back burner while Homme got Queens of the Stone Age off the ground (interestingly enough, withanother high school friend of both his and Hughes, bassist Nick Oliveri). When QOTSA quickly became one of the world's most talked abouthard rock bands (due to such exceptional releases as 1998's Queens of the Stone Age, 2000s R, and 2002's Songs for the Deaf), Hommesought to re-launch the Eagles of Death Metal as more than just a one-off project. Reconvening in 2003, the duo recorded three day's worthof material (almost all of the songs being taped on the very first take). A buzz surrounding the group began amongst the QOTSA faithfulwhen Homme wore an Eagles of Death Metal t-shirt throughout QOTSA's Lollapalooza road jaunt that summer, while a sneak preview track,"I Only Want You," was mysteriously leaked via mp3 among fans online. With QOTSA taking a breather, Homme and Hughes (with guitaristTimmy VanHamel in tow) then set out on the Eagles' very first tour, as they opened up for Placebo during late November/early December.The group's highly anticipated debut full-length, Peace, Love & Death Metal finally surfaced in March of 2004 (after several proposedrelease dates came and went) -- issued via Homme's own Rekords Rekords label, and AntAcidAudio (a sister label of Ipecac Records, runby Mike Patton). The group's first European tour followed shortly thereafter, opening for the Distillers. Additionally, Hughes supposedlyrecorded a solo album, Fabulous Weapons, a year before the recording of Peace, Love & Death Metal. The recording was ultimately shelved,but as reported on the Eagles of Death Metal's website, it may surface as a limited release. Hughes and Homme reconvened in fall 2005 tomake the second Eagles of Death Metal album; joined by Jack Black, Brody Dalle, Mark Lanegan and QOTSA's Joey Castillo, they recordedDeath by Sexy in eight days. After a brief U.K. tour late that year, the Eagles of Death Metal toured with the Strokes in spring 2006, leadingup to Death by Sexy's release. 2008's Heart On was more polished but still scuzzy. « hide

Similar Bands: Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator, Nebula, The Atomic Bitchwax

Zipper Down
2015

Heart On
2008

3.3
128 Votes
Death By Sexy
2006

3.2
211 Votes
Peace Love Death Metal
2004

3.5
194 Votes

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