Eagles Of Death Metal

Eagles Of Death Metal
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting


Hard Rock


United States


Contrary to what one might expect, Eagles of Death Metal don’t play death metal but an amalgam of hard rock, garage rock, blues rock, desert rock and boogie. Singer/guitarist Jesse Hughes and drummer Josh Homme of Kyuss and QOTSA fame formed the band in 1988 in Palm Desert, California. Hughes and Homme are currently the only founding members in the line-up, although Homme is frequently unavailable for live shows due to his busy schedule. Homme’s reputation gave them a leg up with the release of their maiden effort ‘Peace, Love, Death Metal’ (2004) and follow-up ‘Death by Sexy’ more than fulfilled expectations two years later. They went on an extended hiatus following ‘Heart On’ (2008) and their comeback album ‘Zipper Down’ (2015) got ploughed under by the Paris attacks on 13 November of that year. Hughes may spark the odd bit of controversy but that in no way detracts from the impact and quality of his music. (#GMM19)