Eagles of Death Metal

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Eagles of Death Metal
Eagles of Death Metal on stage at the Commodore Ballroom July 20th 2009.jpg
Eagles of Death Metal performing at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on July 20, 2009
Background information
OriginPalm Desert, California
GenresBlues rock, garage rock
Years active1998–present
LabelsRekords, Downtown, GUN
Associated actsQueens of the Stone Age, The Desert Sessions, Millionaire, Them Crooked Vultures, Jack Black, Kyuss
MembersJesse Hughes
Josh Homme

Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California.

Career[change | change source]

The band released their debut studio album, Peace, Love, Death Metal on March 23, 2004 through AntAcidAudio.[1] The song "I Only Want You" was featured in the 2004 racing game Gran Turismo 4, the television series Queer as Folk, an advertisement for Windows 8, and was a downloadable song for the Rock Band series.[2]

Their second studio album Death by Sexy was released on April 11, 2006 in the United States and on July 3, 2006 in Europe through Downtown Records and Columbia Records.[3] In the fall of 2006, they shared an opening support slot with Guns N' Roses, but it only lasted one show. Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses called the band "Pigeons of Shit Metal" from the stage that night and Eagles of Death Metal used the phrase on a T-shirt.[4]

The band performed a live concert for the launch of the 2008 video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Highland Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles.[5] The band's third studio album Heart On was released on October 28, 2008.[6]

Their fourth studio album Zipper Down was released on October 2, 2015.[7] The album's first single "Complexity" was made available to stream on Pitchfork Media's website.[8]

On November 13, 2015, the band performed a concert for a sell-out crowd of 1,500 people at Le Bataclan theatre in Paris. During the concert, four gunmen with AK-47 assault rifles entered the theatre. They opened fire and threw explosives into the crowd. The attack lasted about 20 minutes.[9] They killed 87 people in the theatre.[10] Four of the attackers died, three of them by blowing up their suicide vests. The fourth killed by police gunfire, and his vest blew up when he fell.[9] Lead singer Jesse Hughes was able to escape the attack through the backstage and the rest of the band survived.[11][12]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peace Love Death Metal - Eagles of Death Metal - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  2. "Rock Band Presents a Smattering of Smash Singles, Including Six New Artists". IGN. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  3. "Death by Sexy - Eagles of Death Metal - Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  4. "Guns N' Roses Manager: Eagles of Death Metal Could Not Handle Audience Response". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  5. "Live Launch Event Featuring Eagles of Death Metal at the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  6. "New Albums from Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol, and More". Spin. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  7. "Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes Detail Eagles of Death Metal LP Zipper Down, Share Bonkers Cover". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  8. "Eagles of Death Metal Announce First Album in Seven Years". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "'Scene of Carnage' Inside Sold-Out Paris Concert Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  10. "Paris attacks kill more than 120 people – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  11. "Singer for Eagles of Death Metal Escapes Paris Attack". ABC News. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  12. "Paris attacks: Eagles of Death Metal safe after fans killed at gig". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-11-14.

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