Seems, these days, everybodyís got a side project. Beckís bassist, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, plays four-string for Ima Robot. Arnold Schwarzeneggerís the governor of California. Rush Limbaugh takes oxycontin. Well, you can add another to the fray. The pseudonymous Carlo von Sexron - Queens of the Stone Ageís guitarist Josh Homme ñ took the stage Tuesday night for a (not-so) secret show with Eagles of Death Metal. Homme sits behind the kit this time and lends backing vocal. Jesse ìThe Devilî Hughes takes lead vocals and plucks that bass. And last night incarnation of the Eagleís included Belgiumís Tim Van Hamel ñ frontman of Millionaire.
You might say that the bandís moniker is ironic ñ thereís no death metal here, but it certainly fits them. The sound is user-friendly punk rock, kind of like if Glen Frey and Don Henley attempted something harder. The Devilís voice was a bit off last night, but look out for these guys ñ they play a tight show seem to be developing a cult following.
The Eagles just finished a tour with Placebo and their album Peace, Love and Death Metal is due out from Rekords Rekords on Valentineís Day 2004.