Category: Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal at Spaceland on Monday? Forget it. Most likely.

Earlier this week, Pop & Hiss told you of a strong rumor that the Eagles of Death Metal would perform at Spaceland on Monday, appearing to help celebrate the final night of a residency from Eagles of Death Metal pals Sweethead. That latter, of course, features Queens of the Stone Age regular Troy Van Leeuwen.

But late on Friday, the following bad news was sent to the Pop & Hiss HQ via the comments section from the band's management:  

"Unfortunately EODM had to pull off the bill and will not be performing Monday night. But the other bands are and they are all equally amazing!"

It has been confirmed that the comment did originate from the band's management at Dangerbird. While it does validate that the Eagles of Death Metal were indeed intending to appear, there were no further details available.

The Eagles of Death Metal appearance was hyped by Sweethead on the act's Twitter, and there are plenty of Eagles and Queens of the Stone Age friends on the bill, so some surprises are not to be counted out. Yet Pop & Hiss is now being assured that the Eagles of Death Metal will no longer be one of them. 

--Todd Martens


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Rumor: Eagles of Death Metal to nest at Spaceland on Monday [UPDATED]


Word is that Spaceland will get a major Palm Desert infusion on Monday. Pop & Hiss has it on good authority that the hard rockers the Eagles of Death Metal will help celebrate the final night of Sweethead's free residency, performing the closing set of the evening. 

UPDATE [MAY 21, 6:15 P.M.]: The following bad news was sent to the Pop & Hiss HQ via the comments section from the band's management: "Unfortunately EODM had to pull off the bill and will not be performing Monday night. But the other bands are and they are all equally amazing!" While it has been confirmed that the comment did indeed come from the band's management at Dangerbird, there were no further details available.

Sweethead, of course, is the band from Queens of the Stone Age regular Troy Van Leeuwen, an act that takes a more sultry and vampy course than the desert-scorched rock of Queens. That slant comes courtesy of arresting frontwoman Serrina Sims. Sweethead's "The Great Disruptors" is embedded above. 

Eagles of Death Metal has been doing the surprise gig thing of late, so this is not totally unexpected. They recently performed as a two-piece in Toronto, but Jesse Hughes and Dave Catching should be backed by a full band at Spaceland. 

As of Thursday morning, Pop & Hiss is still being told that Josh Homme will indeed be performing with the band on Monday. Homme has been on tour with Them Crooked Vultures of late, but a look at the Spaceland bill reveals that Alain Johannes is also slated to appear -- another Queens vet and a member of the Vultures. 

But wait, there's more! Trippy pop band Hello=Fire is unbilled but expected to appear. Hello=Fire is the solo project of Dean Fertita, another name that's familiar to Queens fans. Fertita is also a member of the Dead Weather. Producer/Raconteurs member Brendan Benson is expected to join him. Last but not least, Mini Mansions, led by Michael Shuman, another member of -- you guessed it -- Queens is officially announced as appearing.  

Based on the number of Queens family members announced on the bill, Pop & Hiss feels confident in publicizing this rumor, but if things change, we'll give an update. 

-- Todd Martens


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Eagles of Death Metal still hanging, rocking

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Backstage at "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Joshua Homme is leading the Eagles of Death Metal from the stage through a maze of rooms and corridors, a series of unmarked doors and narrow hallways, to a quick meeting with the soundman, then back again and up to the dressing rooms.

He's a tall redhead in denim and black motorcycle boots, a rocker who's been here many times before, with the Eagles and as the leader of his own Queens of the Stone Age. His longtime best friend, singer-guitarist Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes, walks a few steps behind with a thick auburn mustache, and a miniature dagger hanging from a chain around his neck.

The band will close the show, ripping through the raw, riff-based rock of "Wannabe in L.A." for host Jay Leno and a TV audience of several million. It's a big buildup to a blazingly quick performance, but Hughes gives the impression that he's having the time of his life. "I love every second I'm up there," he says of being onstage. "It's the greatest thing in the world."

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-- Steve Appleford

(Photo courtesy Jamie Rector / For The Times)

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