New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Eagles of Death Metal

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Eagles of Death Metal What's In My Bag?

"The character of Catwoman was a big influence on my developing sexuality," confides Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes during his recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood. Hughes, also known as Boots Electric, starts our "What's In My Bag?" episode showing off a figurine of the aforementioned Catwoman from the classic '60s TV show and movie, Batman. "That's what I love about Amoeba," he continues. "You're able to really live within the eternal, time-frozen bubble of pop culture and experience it, if you wish to, in almost any generation." Hughes was full of humorous and insightful observations throughout our interview and proved to have quite the eclectic, and electric, tastes.

Eagles of Death Metal was formed in 1998 by longtime friends Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes. The band's debut came courtesy of Homme's The Desert Sessions Volume 3 & 4 later that year. With the increasing success of Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal was sidelined for a time before the release of their 2004 debut Peace, Love, Death Metal. A number of songs from the album were used in commercial, video game, and film projects, causing the band's profile to grow rapidly. The band released a followup, Death by Sexy, in 2006. They embarked on a series of tours in support of the album, headlining their own tour and supporting The Strokes, Peaches, Joan Jett, and for one show, Guns 'N Roses.

EODM I Love You All The TimeIn 2008, the band released their third album, Heart On, and hit the road as the opening act for Arctic Monkeys. Seven years later, Eagles of Death Metal's fourth album, Zipper Down, hit stores. The album features a cover of Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer" and after the November 2015 attack at the Eagles of Death Metal's Paris show, Duran Duran donated all royalties from the cover to charity. In turn, Eagles of Death Metal announced they would contribute any publishing fees from artists who wanted to cover album track "I Love You All the Time" to charity, as well. The song has been covered by Florence + the Machine, My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons and Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron. In August 2017, the band released I Love You All the Time: Live at the Olympia in Paris, a CD/DVD chronicling the band's first headlining gig since the attack. This fall, the band are hitting the road for an extensive North American tour. LA fans can catch EODM performing at Desert Daze in Joshua Tree this Sunday, October 15th.

"This is one of the coolest things I found today," says Hughes as he pulls out a 12" single of Austrian singer Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus." "This is one of the most influential artists on me personally, in terms of the style, or the attitude I would take towards my career in show business." Hughes describes the music video for the song which features Hell's Angels acting as bodyguards for Mozart, adding, "I remember thinking if I'm ever doing anything like this, I wanna be like this guy, I wanna be able to have fun with it." Another exciting find for Boots was Dyn-o-mite, a comedy record by Jimmie Walker of Good Times fame. "This is for a dollar, it's in the clearance section, and I don't understand why," he says before talking about the Jimmie Walker talking doll he had growing up. Hughes also took a chance on a power pop compilation, DIY: Shake It Up! "It could be awful," he hypothesizes, "but I don't think that you ever win anything if you don't dare to lose anything."

But who is one of Jesse Hughes' favorite current acts? And just what does he think about Eddie Murphy's hit single "Party All the Time"? You'll have to watch the video below to find out!

Eagles of Death Metal - What's In My Bag?
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