Entries tagged with: Eagles of Death Metal
photo: Nada Surf at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Nada Surf upcoming album, You Know Who You Are, out on March 4 via Barsuk, is coming up soon, as is their spring tour. That tour includes a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on March 8, and now they've added an acoustic show at City Winery on March 7. Tickets for the City Winery acoustic show are on sale now. Tickets for their show at Bowery Ballroom are still available, too. All updated tour dates are listed below.
In other Nada Surf news, they recently covered Eagles of Death Metal's "I Love You All The Time" for their Play It Forward Initiative campaign, which funds families of those affected by the Paris attacks.
Listen to their cover via Spotify below...
Homme & Pop (photo via Eagles of Death Metal)
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal have made a collaborative album, titled Post Pop Depression, that will be out March 18 via Loma Vista. Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita contributed guitar and keyboards, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders played drums. Homme talked to The New York Times:
In some ways, "Post Pop Depression" also picks up where "Lust for Life" left off. "Where those records pointed, it stopped," Mr. Homme said. "But without copying it," he continued, "that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can't see these two records any more."Pop and Homme will also tour the record, and the live band will include Fertita and Helders, plus QOTSA's Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar and Chavez's Matt Sweeney on bass.
The lyrics reflect on memories, hint at characters and offer advice and confessions; they can be hard-nosed, remorseful, flippant, combative or philosophical. The album's theme, Mr. Pop said, is: "What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?"...
...He continued: "In American life, because it's so hypercompetitive, what happens when you're finally useless to everyone except hopefully not yourself? What happens then? And can you continue to be of use to yourself? I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran."
UPDATE: Iggy and Josh and the band will make their live debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight (1/21).
Atlanta's annual Shaky Knees Festival happens in 2016 from May 13-15 with Florence + the Machine, My Morning Jacket, and Jane's Addiction (playing Ritual De Lo Habitual) headlining. The rest of the lineup includes the re-reunited At the Drive-In, Deftones, The Decemberists, Huey Lewis & the News (playing Sports), Foals, Bloc Party, The Kills, Explosions in the Sky, Ghost, Phosphorescent, The Black Angels, Savages, Against Me!, The Sword, Eagles of Death Metal, Baroness, Frightened Rabbit, Parquet Courts, Brian Fallon, Wild Nothing, The Front Bottoms, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hop Along, Foxing, Kylesa, Saintseneca, Julien Baker, Ought, Beach Slang, Nothing and more.
Full lineup below...
The Governors Ball Music Festival, which happens June 3-5 at Randall's Island Park in NYC, has announced it's 2016 lineup which includes headliners Kanye West, the Strokes, and The Killers, plus Beck, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Eagles of Death Metal, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Jamie xx, Miike Snow, Bloc Party, Miguel, Big Grams, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Against Me!, Bat for Lashes, Thundercat, Torres, Bully and more. Full lineup is listed below.
That'll make the second time that both The Strokes and Kanye West headline Governors Ball. Last time Kanye headlined, he debuted about half of his then-still-unreleased Yeezus, and he's got a new album on the way this year too. The Strokes have also said they're in the studio (though a new Strokes album is probably a lot less exciting than a new Kanye album).
Tickets are on sale now.
In the wake of the tragedy that occurred during their recent Paris show, Eagles of Death Metal have announced that they'll return to the city this Sunday (12/6) for a show with U2 at AccorHotels Arena. Stereogum points to a Billboard article that says Josh Homme will appear with the group, despite usually choosing to remain a studio member. U2 will play the same venue the next day. The shows are makeup dates for their cancelled November 14 & 15 shows. The article also points out that Eagles of Death Metal will reschedule their cancelled European tour dates for February.
As you may know, to raise money for the Sweet Stuff Foundation, EODM gave the foundation the publishing and master use of their song "I Love You All The Time" and they're encouraging artists to cover it. We already heard covers by Dean Ween, My Morning Jacket and Savages, and now there's one by Petra Haden of that dog. (who's collaborated with Josh Homme in QOTSA). Listen below.
by Bill Pearis
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks that killed 90+ fans at an Eagles of Death Metal show, the band have donated the publishing and master use of their song "I Love You All The Time" to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. They're challenging iTunes, Spotify and other sellers to donate the proceeds to charity, and for other bands to cover the song, or offer up their own song to covered for charity. They're calling it the "The Play it Forward Initiative."
One notable musician to do so is Dean Ween. He's known Josh Homme for a long time, as Ween toured with both Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age in the '90s. Says Ween (aka Mickey Melchiondo):
When I heard about the Paris attacks I broke down and called him immediately and surprisingly he answered. Finding out that Dave Catching was alive and unharmed was one of the biggest reliefs of my life.You can listen to Dean Ween's cover of "I Love You All the Time" below.
When Josh asked me to cover this tune, I dropped what I was doing on the most important (to me anyway) gig night of my life. I was debuting the tunes from my forthcoming Dean Ween Group album. I came to the studio with our drummer Ray Kubian (who is a great singer as well) and I had a concept - one sample of handclaps and 8 tracks of grunting in the rhythm of the song and scat singing. I laid down a bass track for an anchor or a guide, sped the song up to 150 beats per minute when the original was about 115. One acoustic guitar, and Ray taking the lead vocal. It went perfectly -- we used every track that we recorded. I then called Chris Shaw, who produced Ween's White Pepper album and mixed Moistboyz IV. He is the best producer and engineer I know and he dropped his Saturday Thanksgiving travel plans to mix it for me.
My Morning Jacket also covered "I Love You All the Time" live on the final of their four nights at NYC's Beacon Theatre (11/29). They asked for a moment of silence in memory of the Paris victims before playing it. Video of that cover is below, and look for a set of pictures from the first night of their Beacon run soon.
Ween, meanwhile, are reuniting for some live shows in 2016.
It's been almost two weeks since the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, that included opening fire on a crowd at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan that killed at least 90 people including their merch guy Nick Alexander. The band sat down with Vice's Shane Smith for a half-hour interview about that horrible night. You can watch it below.
A foundation created by Eagles of Death Metal co-founder Josh Homme [of Queens of the Stone Age] will begin accepting donations to help the family of musicians or crew members victimized by the Paris attacks, it was announced Monday.You can donate HERE.
The Sweet Stuff Foundation was founded by Homme in 2013 to "help our musical community and their families with the vital elements often overlooked during periods of illness and disability," according to its website. His father, board member and Palm Desert-based contractor Michael Homme, said they're extending that to include crew members and their families, including EODM merchandise manager Nick Alexander of Great Britain, who was killed in Friday's attack on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris that killed at least 89 people. [Desert Sun]
Hopefully this moron isn't anywhere close to as popular as this viral video of him talking about Eagles of Death Metal and France,,,
photo of 1 World Trade Center honoring France, via
We love France. We love Paris. MGMT are fortunate enough to have played Le Bataclan four times, including three consecutive nights in the fall of 2010.
The people of France and Paris have always loved us back. Grateful isn't a word that adequately describes our feelings.
Three people instrumental in our reaching and loving France were at the Eagles of Death Metal show last night at Le Bataclan:
Delphine, our wonderful record label French bulldog, who fought tooth and nail for us to do the things we wanted to do; to be crazy; to go on French TV wearing Thanksgiving costumes with a vat of pudding; who took us to marvelous places in Paris; she was at Le Bataclan. She is okay. Unharmed somehow.
Arnaud, part of the pair of French live music promoters who saw us play a show at Glasslands in NYC in 2007 and said "we want to bring you to France". They did. Arnaud and his partner Pascal placed a big bet on us and we have never forgotten. Arnaud was shot in the chest last night. We have heard he made it to the hospital, had surgery and will survive.
And we also just found out Nick Alexander, who was one of the top crew members and merch sellers MGMT has had and one of the nicest guys in rock. He sold merch for us on our two European tours in the Fall of 2010, including those three nights at Le Bataclan. We are crushed to find out Nick is one of the victims of last night's insanity who didn't make it. If you have a t-shirt from that tour, wear it proudly to honor Nick.
Our thoughts and positive vibes are with anyone who was affected by what happened last night, including our good friend from The Whigs and Eagles Of Death Metal touring drummer Julian Dorio.
We make music and play music to help make people happy. It is what every band we've ever met wants to do. Happiness, like music, comes in many different forms and styles. But happiness doesn't come the way we saw last night. We all need to figure out how to make happiness win. Then the Aliens will come back and smile and bring us many amazing gifts.
We love you France. We love you Paris.
RIP Nick Alexander. It was a pleasure to share laughs + tour with you 💕 If you feel inclined to donate, please do: https://t.co/dPjFsQ2QWs— Best Coast (@BestCoast) November 14, 2015
Nick Alexander was one of the many senselessly murdered at the Eagles of Death Metal show at Bataclan in Paris Friday night. He was their merch manager. He also worked with Best Coast, The Black Keys, MGMT and many other bands. A memorial fund, which has already raised over $35,000 in 10 hours, has been set up in his honor. Rest in Peace, Nick.
A message from the fund's creator Miguel Benavides can be read below...
Jesse and Tuesday
French band Red Lemons posted the following to Facebook:
Pour rassurer les personnes qui nous savaient au concert des Eagles of death metal au bataclan, il y a eu un attentat, nous allons bien."Tuesday" likely refers to Jesse's partner Tuesday Cross. According to Google translate, that first sentence means "To reassure people who knew us in concert Eagles of death metal to [Bataclan], there was an attack , we're fine ."
For our american and english friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of death metal concert. We are safe. Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse, Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they're safe too, they took a cab.
UPDATE: Eagles of Death Metal's Facebook account posted the following message around 6:50 PM EST:
We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.---
UPDATE: Michael Dorio, the brother of EODM drummer Julian Dorio, has spoken to his brother. From WSBTV:
We are beyond devastated by this news and our thoughts are with Paris and everyone affected by this tragedy.
He said they were playing, about six songs into the show, they heard, before they saw anything, they heard automatic machine gunfire. It was so loud, it was louder than the band, and they hit the stage floor. As they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venue." Michael Dorio said. "They heard more than they could see because of the stage lights."
He says Julian told him the venue held about 1,500 people.
"I don't know if it was seated or standing but Julian, the lead singer and some of the crew, there was a door back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door," Michael Dorio said.
Bataclan concert venue:
#BREAKING Hostages taken at Paris Bataclan concert hall, police say— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 13, 2015
Our thoughts are with everyone in Paris as some scary news is unfolding at multiple locations around the city. According to multiple news sources, hostages have been taken at Paris Bataclan concert hall where Eagles of Death Metal were playing tonight. The above live shot of the band playing was posted less than hour before the above news tweet.
Deftones are scheduled to play the Batacan the next three nights.
According to the Daily Beast, about 100 hostages were taken inside the concert.
According to French band Red Lemons, the band got out safe.
Paris police tell CNN there were three attacks. Attackers reportedly used AK-47 automatic weapons. There were one or two explosions at the Stade de France.---
At least 18 people were killed in shootings in central Paris late Friday, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.
The network reported there was a hostage situation at one of the three sites where shootings took place. BFMTV said the ongoing hostage situation was at a theater named Bataclan.
6:52 EST: Multiple news sources are reporting that police have stormed the concert hall.
7:21 EST: Devastating update: "AFP quotes police sources as saying about 100 people have been killed in the Bataclan concert venue."
7:44 EST: the number of dead in the concert hall is now at 118.
We are beyond devastated by this news and our thoughts are with Paris and everyone affected by this tragedy.
We'll continue to update this post.
Nick Oliveri's band Mondo Generator wil be on the road for most of October into early November. Support on most dates comes from long-running Dutch band Peter Pan Speedrock.
The leg with PPSR hits NYC on October 11 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Mondo Generator briefly included Nick's Kyuss/QOTSA bandmate Josh Homme, whose other band Eagles of Death Metal release their new album Zipper Down next week (10/2) via Universal. The whole thing is streaming now, via NPR. Listen below.
Eagles of Death Metal (aka Jesse "The Devil" Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme) have just released a video for their new single "Complexity," from the forthcoming Zipper Down album. Shot in stark black and white, with Jesse and Josh in turtlenecks and glasses, if you had the volume down you might think it was a Kraftwerk video. But Ralf and Florian never made garagey party rockers like this. Watch it below.
photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The NYC show happens at Saint Vitus on September 17, one day after their slightly larger Bowery Ballroom show (which is now sold out). Tickets for Vitus go on sale Friday (7/17) at 10 AM. EODM are also playing California's Beach Goth festival. Updated dates are listed below.
Since we last spoke, the band announced their new album Zipper Down. It's their first since 2008's Heart On, and comes out October 2 via T-Boy/UME. It features a cover of Duran Duran's "Save A Prayer" and lead single "Complexity" which is out now. You can listen to that below. That's the album artwork above.
It still remains to be seen if Josh Homme will be at any of the upcoming dates. He doesn't usually tour with the band, but did recently make a rare appearance on stage with them.
The Growlers' fourth annual Beach Goth Festival happens October 24 & 25 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The Growlers play both days, and the lineup also includes Grimes, Die Antwoord, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, FIDLAR, Camera Obscura, Ghost, Juicy J, Warpaint, DIIV, Touche Amore, Cherry Glazerr, Sir Mix-A-Lot (seriously), Eagles of Death Metal, The Aquabats, Riff Raff, Allah-Las, Del the Funky Homosapien, Subhumans, Wanda Jackson, The Adicts, together PANGEA, Moving Units, My Life With A Thrill Kill Kult, The 18.104.22.168.'s and more. Plus, one of the headliners is still TBA.
Tom Green is hosting it, and Pauly Shore is hosting a rap battle with Riff Raff. There's also Rocky Horror Picture Show Live, roller skating, a time machine, and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below...
photo: Death Grips at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
First Toronto, then Chicago, now here's the 2015 Riot Fest Denver additions: System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef'Special, Input & Broken, and... Death Grips whose current tour surprisingly includes actual shows being played!
The additions join Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg (playing Doggystyle), Ice Cube (playing Straight Outta Compton remix), Rancid (playing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Iggy Pop, Run DMC, Motorhead, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Explosions in The Sky, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, Anthrax, Testament, The Damned, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, GZA, De La Soul, Desaparecidos, Nada Surf, The Lawrence Arms, The Get Up Kids, The Vandals, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor, 7 Seconds and more.
Riot Fest Denver happens August 28-30 at the Western Rodeo Complex. Tickets are still available. Updated poster and lineup below...
They join Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, BIlly Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix(, Drive Like Jehu, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, The Damned, Death, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, and more.
Riot Fest Chicago goes down September 11-13 in Douglas Park. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.
Update: Denver additions announced too.
photo: Weezer at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The blanks have been filled in for the Riot Fest Toronto 2015 lineup. Most excitingly, Weezer is playing their two best albums (Blue Album and Pinkerton), and in addition to that, there's The Prodigy, Cancer Bats, Bleachers, Courage My Love and Ritual.
The new additions join Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Motorhead (who announced a tour today), Echo & the Bunnymen, Thrice, Babes In Toyland, GWAR, Against Me!, Thurston Moore, and more. This year's Riot Fest Toronto happens September 19-20 in Downsview Park.
Tickets are back on sale. Updated poster below.
The dates include a NYC show happening September 16 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/17) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Josh Homme has rarely been a live member of EODM, but he did just make an appearance at their France show last week. Watch a video of the band playing "I Want You So Hard" with Josh on drums, below...
photo: Gorburger @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gorburger, the giant alien monster who took over a Japanese talk show so he could interview (and sometimes eat) musicians, may be moving to cable. And not some channel you've never heard of, either. Variety reports that HBO has ordered a pilot of the show which ran two seasons on YouTube/Funny or Die. That would make TJ Miller, who voices Gorburger, a busy guy as he also stars as Erlich on HBO's Silicon Valley. Moby, Ed Helms and Johnny Knoxville will be guests on HBO's The Gorburger Show pilot, along with musical guests Danny Brown and HEALTH (who are doing a song together), as well as Eagles of Death Metal.
We last saw Gorburger at one of the BrooklynVegan SXSW parties in 2013. You can watch a 2012 episode of his show featuring HEALTH, below...
UPDATE: More artists added.
First Toronto, then Denver, now the Riot Fest Chicago 2015 lineup is announced. It includes Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle), Modest Mouse, No Doubt, Rancid (performing ...And Out Come the Wolves), Tenacious D, Billy Idol, Ice Cube (performing Straight Outta Compton remix), Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Drive Like Jehu, Merle Haggard, Lifetime, Desaparecidos, American Nightmare, Swervedriver, Babes In Toyland, L7, Thrice, The Lawrence Arms, The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts and Pussy), Jimmy Cliff, The Damned, Against Me!, Living Colour, Fishbone, Death, Hum, GWAR, Civ, The Thurston Moore Band, Echo & the Bunnymen, Anthrax, Modern Life Is War, The Movielife, FIDLAR, Andrew WK, Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Beach Slang, Tommy Stinson and many more, plus a few more TBA.
Tickets are on sale now. This year happens at the new location of Douglas Park from September 11-13. All currently announced artists are listed below...