Eagles of Death Metal are an American garage rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998 by Jesse Hughes and [[Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge Josh Homme]]. [[NonIndicativeName Despite the name]], Eagles of Death Metal are not a DeathMetal band. Or the Eagles. Hughes said that a friend was trying to introduce Josh Homme to the death metal genre. When he played a song by the Polish band Vader and made a claim that the song was death metal, Homme called them "The Eagles of death metal". After hearing this phrase, he wondered what a cross between the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like. In a 2003 interview Homme described the sound of the band as a combination of "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals." Jesse Hughes is known and loved by fans for his enthusiastic and charismatic interaction with audiences at live performances.

Because many first time listeners think it's a death metal band, this confusion has became a FandomBerserkButton to some.

Obviously, this band is not to be confused with [[Music/{{Eagles}} the other Eagles]].
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* CampStraight: Jesse, [[http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=1013763 so much.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Josh and Jesse
* IAmTheBand: Josh and Jesse write and compose all of the songs.
* LyricalDissonance: Midnight Creeper is perhaps the second most cheerful song about a SerialKiller ever written.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They are now, then, and forever at a 4.
* PunkRock[=/=]GarageRock[=/=][[DoomMetal Stoner Rock]][=/=][[PsychedelicRock Desert Rock]] Uh, for space sake let's just call them AlternativeRock
* RevolvingDoorBand: Josh and Jesse are the only two original members, and Josh rarely ever plays live and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_of_Death_Metal#Past_contributors yeah...]]
* SuperGroup: Basically, a lot of the contributors are from others bands, so they could be called this.
* SurrealMusicVideo: What the hell happened in "Wannabe in LA"?