It’s all going off in the world of rock right now – Jesse ‘The Devil‘ Hughes, frontman of Eagles Of Death Metal, has responded to Axl Rose, who called his band “the pigeons of shit metal” before axing them from the support slot on the current Guns N Roses US tour, allegedly after Hughes’ band was poorly received at a GnR gig in Cleveland.
Responding via the NME, Hughes politely gave his side of the story: “Axl Rose is fucking out of his mind. He wasn’t even there when we played. He got there about 30 minutes after we got done playing. He waltzed on to the stage and went nuts. He had a couple of fans thrown out for pissing him off. Then when he called us The Pigeons Of Shit Metal, Tommy Stinson, their bass player, took his bass off and goes: ‘Fuck you, that’s it’. And then he threw his bass down. But then Axl picked up his bass and fucking threw it at him dude. It was a fucking circus up there“.
Hughes claims that after Axl’s raging there was major stress in the GnR camp, with Rose’s bandmates furious at how their support band had been treated. So much so Rose’s management called up the EODM’s tour manager asking the band to rejoin the GnR tour. An offer to which Hughes responded:
“You can tell that motherfucker to go and fuck himself because I will never go through that again“.
Elsewhere in EODM stuff, the band are due to tour the UK in early 2007, with Hughes’ part time partner in crime Josh Homme joining the band for some of the live dates.