Eagles Of Death Metal
A sense of humor comes packaged with every Eagles of Death Metal recording. They like their schoolboy wit in sleazy puns and not-so-subtle innuendos. They poke fun at scuzzy rock 'n' roll while totally embracing it and flaunting the multiple talents of main members Jesse "The Devil" Hughes and Josh "Baby Duck" Homme. The Palm Desert band claims its mission is to play music that's a cross between death metal and the classic rock of the Eagles. Of course, that's where their cheeky name comes in, but it's actually a fairly accurate description. They have an affection for indulgent '70s rock and metal with tight electric guitars, heavy reverb, dance-worthy percussion and goofy interchanges between macho-man bellows and falsetto breakdowns. The band first appeared on 1998's The Desert Sessions Volumes 3 and 4, but with Homme busy fronting Queens of the Stone Age, the release of its debut, Peace, Love, Death, Metal, didn't drop until 2004. Next, came Death By Sexy in 2006, which features several guests, including Mark Lanegan and Jack Black, followed by the equally fun, but more subdued, 2008 album Heart On.