[[caption-width-right:350:Front: Jesse Hughes. Back: Josh Homme.]]
Eagles of Death Metal are an American GarageRock[=/=]AlternativeRock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998 by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. [[NonIndicativeName Despite the name]], Eagles of Death Metal are not a DeathMetal band. And ''definitely'' have nothing to do with the Music/{{Eagles}}. (As a side note, some of you might have heard of Josh Homme's [[Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge other band.]])

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 become a FandomBerserkButton to some.

They were performing at Le Bataclan theatre in Paris when it was attacked by Daesh terrorists on November 13, 2015. The band's performing members managed to escape the attack. They have canceled the rest of their 2015 European tour and returned to the United States.

* CampStraight: Jesse, [[http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=1013763 so much.]]
* CelebritySurvivor: They were performing at the Bataclan theater when it was attacked by terrorists, but managed to get out of the experience alive.
* 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"?
* TitleOnlyChorus: "I Only Want You."