- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 1998
- Palm Desert
Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California. The band was formed in 1998 by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, who are the only permanent members of the band, and first appeared on Josh’s The Desert Sessions Volumes 3 & 4, released that same year. Aside from Josh and Jesse, there are also a number of other musicians that play under the Eagles of Death Metal moniker, both on the albums and in live shows, frequently under humorous aliases. Though their name may imply it, the Eagles of Death Metal are not a death metal band. Rather, the band describes their sound as a cross between “bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals.” The Eagles of Death Metal released their debut studio album in March 2004, entitled, Peace, Love and Death Metal. Since then, the band has released three other studio albums including Death by Sexy (2006), Heart On (2008) and Zipper Down (2015).
Best Known For:
Eagles of Death Metal are best known as an American rock band led by famous musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor Josh Homme, who is also the founder of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age. The band is perhaps best known for its single “Wannabe in L.A,” which was released on their 2008 album, Heart On.
On November 13, 2015, the band was playing a sold-out concert at the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris, France when a deadly shooting and explosions were carried out by a terrorist group. Dozens were killed inside the venue and across various locations throughout the city, while upwards of 100 concertgoers were taken hostage inside the concert hall.