Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes also say record will 'end global warming' and 'cure hunger'
Eagles Of Death Metal have discussed their upcoming new album, hyperbolically claiming that it’ll “end global warming” and “cure hunger”.
The duo – made up of Queen Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and bandmate Jesse Hughes – will release new album ‘Zipper Down’ in October.
Speaking to NME in a video interview (watch above), the pair described what to expect from the LP, with Hughes labelling it as “like Antonio Banderas in Interview With A Vampire meets Brad Pitt”.
Asked whether there’s an overarching theme to the album, Hughes replied that it stresses the lesson that “there’s not a problem that shagging ass won’t normally get you out of”.
Homme added: “I think we’re just excited for the [album] to be freed. The day it comes out, I’ve hired a bunch of doves to be released at my house. Each one has a song name tattooed on it, which is probably going to get me in a lot of trouble. But they will be freed and let into the wild, so catch one”.
Watch the NME video interview with Eagles Of Death Metal above.
The record follows on from 2008’s ‘Heart On’ and will be released on October 2. The album features a cover of Duran Duran‘s ‘Save A Prayer’.
The band recently released lead single ‘Complexity’, accompanied by the Star Trek-inspired artwork.
In a press release, Hughes says of the LP: “The new album, ‘Zipper Down’, really represents to me an attitude and philosophy of life. One should not zipper up, they should zipper down and let it all hang out.”
Homme adds: “In an independent study, four out of three doctors say ‘Zipper Down’ is an eargasm trapped inside a crazerbeam. And I believe them.”
The ‘Zipper Down’ tracklist is as follows:
‘Got a Woman’
‘I Love You All The Time’
‘Got The Power’
‘Skin Tight Boogie’
‘Got A Woman (Slight Return)’
‘Save A Prayer’ (Duran Duran cover)
Eagles Of Death Metal will play the following UK live dates:
Leeds Beckett University (October 31)
Norwich UEA (November 1)
Bristol O2 Academy (2)
Southampton Engine Rooms (4)
London Forum (5)
Birmingham Institute (6)
Manchester Ritz (7)
Newcastle O2 Academy (9)
Glasgow O2 Academy (11)